• 5/10
    COMMANDMENT - No Mercy - 5/10


Pure Steel Records
Release date: February 26, 2010

User Review
0/10 (0 votes)

The 80s era of Metal was a great period to be a Metalhead because it was a time where the genre flourished with amazing bands that came to conquer the hearts of fans hanging on to the classic gods. However, as in every musical genre at its prime, not every Metal band succeeded in doing the same. Here is the American US Power Metal band, Commandment.

These guys started out, probably; sometime in the mid 80s and released a couple of demos between 1987-1989 and in 1990 called it a day. After 20 years, Commandment didn’t make a comeback, yet their material did and through Pure Steel Records released No Mercy, which is a demo compilation dated back to 1989.

Overall, with talented players, especially the virtuoso guitarist, JR3 and the late screamer David Nava, Commandment turned out to be far from being as impressive as their presented material. Without the fact that it’s basic (not an issue here), it has a hard time to capture a corner in one’s brain.

The album starts with a rather promising bang, as it came up with the fast “Corrupted Youth”. However, other than “Road To Nowhere” and the closing finisher “Voice Of The Sphinx”, both tracks that serve as the hits of the album, Commandment are or were only another fragment in the wind, an American wind that held waves over waves of bands. The main problem was, without judging the production (which is rather poor, however everyone knows what an early demo sounds like), that this material failed to deliver its message. As one of the many representatives of US Metal, Commandment, with their traits, could have delivered far better music.

With the re-release of No Mercy, Pure Steel Records gave you the chance to experience the demo recording of Law Of The Streets, a release who’s sound quality is not that great (lightly described), yet you will be able to figure out the tunes.


  • Lior Stein

    Lior was a reviewer, DJ and host for our Thrash Metal segment called Terror Zone, based out of Haifa, Israel. He attributes his love of Metal to his father, who got him into bands like Deep Purple, Rainbow, Boston, and Queen. When he was in junior high he got his first Iron Maiden CD, The Number Of The Beast. That's how he started his own collection of albums. Also, he's the guitarist, vocalist and founder of the Thrash Metal band Switchblade. Most of his musical influences come from Metal Church, Vicious Rumors, Overkill, and Annihilator.

    View all posts

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.