Tuesday, January 1, 2008
NO MERCY-widespread bloodshed/ love runs red (1987)
2.Crazy but Proud
3.Master of No Mercy
4.Day of the Damned
5.Controlled by Hatred
6.I'm Your Nightmare
7.Widespread Bloodshed - Love Runs Red
8.My Own Way of Life
9.Waking the Dead
No Mercy were a side project of Mike Muir of the Suicidal Tendencies. Later other N.M. members ended up joining the Suicidals(the guitarist I think).
This is some kick ass speed metal/crossover stuff that to this day still can't be mimicked. I love the record cover, everything about this record is sick.
I bought my copy of this LP after visiting L.A. from S.F.,and going to a "punk" show that seemed more like a gang war. The Suicidals Vs. the LADS. I was scared shitless, and used to gangs like Jaks in S.F.
Members of both gangs would enter the pit alone, sort of enticing the enemy to enter, or get to close, then others would rush in, throw punches, kick, etc. then sort of separate and hang on different sides of the pit (chilling against the walls). There seemed to be no security, and it was some of the scariest, most violent shit I'd ever seen...