Wednesday, May 16, 2007

No Mercy - Widespread Bloodshed (1987)

Cali thrashers, No Mercy, have a somewhat confusing history. Mike Muir (Suicidal Tendencies) stepped into the band in 1987 to record their one and only full-length, but within a year half the band had jumped ship. With Muir and Mike Clark remaining, No Mercy was dissolved and Clark was brought into the Suicidal Tendencies fold. A couple of years later, ST would re-record numerous cuts from this album for their "Controlled By Hatred" EP. Many years later, the band reformed as No Mercy Fool and contributed a handful of tracks for a few compilations on Muir's Suicidal Records label. Apparently, now the band is preparing a new album. This is one of Muir's many side-projects, though there's no doubting their uncanny similarity to ST.

Since their debut has never been reissued, it only made sense to include it here for your discriminating tastes. I actually dig this album and I recommend ST fans download and listen too.

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