Doomsday for the Deceiver

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Doomsday for the Deceiver
Studio album by Flotsam and Jetsam
Released July 4, 1986
Recorded Jan - Mar 1986
Genre Thrash metal, speed metal
Length 55:05
Label Metal Blade Records
Producer Brian Slagel and Flotsam and Jetsam
Flotsam and Jetsam chronology
Doomsday for the Deceiver
No Place for Disgrace
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

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.[2] It is the only album by Flotsam and Jetsam with Jason Newsted before his departure for Metallica.[3] 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.

Reception and awards[edit]

Doomsday for the Deceiver was ranked at number six on Loudwire's top ten list of "Thrash Albums NOT Released by the Big 4".[4]

Track listing[edit]

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.

No. Title Length
1. "Hammerhead" 6:15
2. "Iron Tears" 3:52
3. "Desecrator" 3:49
4. "Fade to Black" 2:05
5. "Doomsday for the Deceiver" 9:12
6. "Metalshock" 8:17
7. "She Took an Axe" 5:15
8. "U.L.S.W." 4:23
9. "Der Fuhrer" 5:46
10. "Flotzilla" (This song does not appear on the vinyl LP format.) 6:07

20th anniversary special edition bonus tracks[edit]

Disc 1: Iron Tears Demo

  1. "Iron Tears" – 4:05
  2. "I Live You Die" – 6:06

Disc 2: from 1985's Metal Shock

  1. "Hammerhead" – 6:34
  2. "The Evil Sheik" – 5:26
  3. "I Live You Die" – 6:26
  4. "The Beast Within" – 4:09




  • Brian Slagel and Flotsam And Jetsam: producing
  • Bill Metoyer: engineering


  • "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.


  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Kelly, Smith. "Original FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Recounts Band's History". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 12 October 2006. 
  3. ^ Sharpe-Young, Gary (2007). Metal: The Definitive Guide : Heavy, NWOBH, Progressive, Thrash, Death. Jawbone Press. p. 110. ISBN 1906002010. 
  4. ^ "Top 10 Thrash Albums NOT Released by the Big 4". October 8, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015.