Classic metal band formed in 1978 in Bochum, Germany.

No Mercy Bullet - No Mercy (High Vaultage) 1984

1. "Look Out" (3:35)
2. "Drunken Nights" (3:45)
3. "I Sold My Soul to Rock'n'Roll" (2:45)
4. "No Mercy" (2:30)
5. "One Way Ticket" (4:30)
6. "Down by the Neonlights" (3:10)
7. "Take You Out Tonight" (5:20)
8. "All I Need is Love" (3:36)
9. "Midnight Stalker" (4:20)
10. "Baby We Can Talk" (6:15)
11. "City" [demo] (4:35)
12. "Wild Thing" [demo] (2:14)

Bullet are classic German heavy metal in the tradition of early Scorpions and Accept. "Look Out" starts the album off with a sound not unlike something you might have expected to hear on one of the early 80's Scorpions albums. "Drunken Nights" is a slow, heavy romp that similarly has that classic 80's German sound. Bullet have a bit of a 1970's influence as well. The rock and roll anthem, "I Sold My Soul to Rock 'n' Roll" is a clear indication of their 70's roots. The title track, "One Way Ticket" and "Down by the Neonlights" all rock hard and heavy, and again returns the band to that classic German sound similar to Accept or even early Grave Digger. "Take You Out Tonight" has hints of the 70's metal influences again. "All I Need is You" could almost be mistaken for an early Accept song. It's heavy and has a killer groove. Really, the only track that hints at anything less than pure unadulterated heavy metal is the ballad closer "Baby We Can Talk". Vocalist Klaus Thiel has a high, shrill, and crackly voice that works well with this working man's heavy metal. Comparison's to early Udo Dirkschneider wouldn't be far off, though he has a considerable amount of Bon Scott influence as well. Considering that the album was produced by famous German producer/engineer Dieter Dierks, the comparisons to Scorpions and Accept become even more obvious. "Wild Thing" is a cover of Chip Taylor classic.

It's also notable that bassist Fitty Wienhold has gone on to become a big part of U.D.O. and guitarist Jürgen Graf also was a part of U.D.O. for a while in the late 1990's. Fans of classic heavy metal should do themselves a favor and look into this band.

"No Mercy" was re-issued on CD with two bonus tracks in 1997 by High Vaultage Records. The reissue comes with a 16-page booklet with tons of photos, lyrics and biographical information.

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