Doomsday for the Deceiver is the debut album by Flotsam and Jetsam. It was released on July 4, 1986, on a budget of $12,000, and recorded in two weeks. It is the only album by Flotsam and Jetsam with Jason Newsted before his departure for Metallica. Most lyrics were written by Newsted. The album was re-released in 2006, including a re-mastered version, DVD, and original release. This album was the first of only a handful to ever receive a 6k rating from the influential British magazine Kerrang!. The album cover can be seen in the 1988 movie Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers.
All songs written by Kelly David-Smith, Edward Carlson, Eric A.K., Jason Newsted, Michael Gilbert. All lyrics by Jason Newsted except "Iron Tears" by Jason Newsted and Jennifer Lowe, "Metalshock" by Jason Newsted and Eric A.K., "U.L.S.W." by Jason Newsted and Edward Carlson.
"Fade to Black"
"Doomsday for the Deceiver"
"She Took an Axe"
"Flotzilla" (This song does not appear on the vinyl LP format.)
20th anniversary special edition bonus tracks
"She Took An Axe" relates the story of Lizzie Borden who had been suspected of murdering her parents in 1892. The song has a jump-rope rhyme written about her at the time as a refrain.
"Der Fuhrer" refers to Adolf Hitler. The lyrics are more or less a story about Hitler, in which he is portrayed as being evil and a 'demon'. The lyrics were not meant to be sympathetic towards Hitler or the Nazi Party.