Merciless - The Awakening


8.1 | 25 votes |
Release date: 1990
Style: Thrash metal

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01. Pure Hate
02. Souls Of The Dead
03. The Awakening
04. Dreadful Fate
05. Realm Of The Dark
06. Dying World
07. Bestial Death
08. Denied Birth
09. Bestial Death [live] [1999 re-release bonus]
10. The Awakening [live] [1999 re-release bonus]
11. Nuclear Attack [live] [1999 re-release bonus]
12. Pure Hate [live] [1999 re-release bonus]

Additional info
The first release of Deathlike Silence Productions.
Catalogue Number: DSP ANTI-MOSH 001
Both LP and CD limited to 1000 copies.

Recorded in summer 1989.

An LP reissue also exists. The above mentioned live tracks are on a bonus EP.

The Osmose CD version has a misprint on the spine: "Mercilenss".

Reissued a second time by Osmose Productions on December 1, 2009.

Reissued on 2011 by Temple of Darkness Records in LP and PICTURE LP (by first
time).

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18.03.2014 - 17:47
Rating: 9
NorthernDickhead
Points for the guitarist. Fuckin awesome riffs.
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Olen täys idiootti jätkä.
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23.08.2014 - 18:09
Rating: 9
Dr. Strawberry
The first Death Thrash Metal Album in metal history ?
Any objections here ?
I can't believe it as I thought they have been one of a million rip-off band of Carcass, Terrorizer, Morbid Angel, trying to blend Death, Grind and Thrash together...I actually wanted to check out their last two album yesterday and so shock to find out this album actually released in 1990 !!!
Criminally underrated. Carcass Swansong is totally a rip-off of this album.
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23.08.2014 - 18:21
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Yes, objections to stating that this is the first death thrash album. Poison - Into The Abyss was four years earlier.
And Carcass - Swansong sounds nothing like this at all, that album is almost death and roll.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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24.08.2014 - 11:51
Rating: 9
Dr. Strawberry
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 23.08.2014 at 18:21

Yes, objections to stating that this is the first death thrash album. Poison - Into The Abyss was four years earlier.
And Carcass - Swansong sounds nothing like this at all, that album is almost death and roll.

What ? Poison ?
I actually have not listened to Swansong for many years...but Swansong bump into my mind When I was listening to this Merciless debut. May be just a kind of illusive dejavu ? I have to go back to Swansong again...
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24.08.2014 - 12:20
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Dr. Strawberry on 24.08.2014 at 11:51


What ? Poison ?



Yes, Poison, from Germany, NOT the American glam band Poison.

This album, called 'Into The Abyss':
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1qFbtOllc4
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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24.08.2014 - 19:43
Rating: 9
Dr. Strawberry
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 24.08.2014 at 12:20

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 24.08.2014 at 11:51


What ? Poison ?



Yes, Poison, from Germany, NOT the American glam band Poison.

This album, called 'Into The Abyss':
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1qFbtOllc4


Cool, this album is qualified to be a Death Thrash masterpiece if it's produced in 1986 !
A very mature release, no flaws at all. If I were in 1986 I would give this a 9 but I would only give this a 6.5 in 2014.
Stii...No album is better than Merciless - The Awakening before 1990. Any objection ?
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