No Mercy where a band from Venice Beach, California that played a very aggressive and heavy form of crossover and this is a review of their 1987 album "Widespread Bloodshed (Love Runs Red)" which will be re-issued in October by Suicidal Records.
Telephone sounds start off the album along with a person answering it before going into more of a heavy and aggressive mixture of thrash and hardcore along with some vocals that are both aggressive and melodic and you can also hear some back up gang shouts in the background and after a few minutes melodic guitar solos and leads start becoming a huge part of the bands musical style.
Most of the music sticks to a very aggressive style of thrash metal and punk while the vocals add in a more melodic approach and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses the band starts bringing in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and a great amount of these songs where eventually re-recorded by Suicidal Tendencies which also shared some of the same band members at the time.
No Mercy created a very aggressive and heavy crossover mixture of thrash metal and hardcore punk for their time that was also very melodic sounding and they had a huge following with skaters and mosher's back in their prime with this recording, the production sounds very professional for the era it was recorded while the lyrics cover dark, depressing, and real life themes.
In my opinion No Mercy where a very great sounding crossover mixture of thrash metal and hardcore punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "We're Evil" "Day Of the Damned" "I'm Your Nightmare" and "Waking The Dead". 8 out of 10.