Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Flotsam & Jetsam|
Doomsday for the Deceiver
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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Zander has a point
Dan Duval | Earth | 04/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Compared to...oh...Master of Puppets, Reign in Blood, Peace Sells, or Among the Living, this might seem like the worst thrash album of 1986. But let me remind you that...I believe it was Kerrang!...gave this album 6 out of 5 stars, the only album to ever garner that kind of review, at least up to the early '90s! I don't know how anyone can listen to the album's opener, Hammerhead, and NOT fall for it immediately. Sure it's pure thrash metal with very few innovations, save for one Hell of a bassist/songwriter in Newsted. But ya know what? It kicks your ass, period. Doomsday for the Deceiver has everything you'd expect from a metal band, just maybe not in their debut! A 9 and a half minute title track? Not in a debut, baby. F'nJ are criminally underrated, and it's time they got the respect they deserve. Metalheads, pick this up and you will not be disappointed. And as for Zander knocking the production, I have the original pressing for this CD and its guitars sound pretty good, so maybe got another copy of it."
Essential thrash metal
Court Thompson | Marlboro, NY United States | 06/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am forced to write a review after reading some of the comments already contributed about this album. I cannot imagine any fan of 80s thrash being the least bit disappointed by this music. It is one of the finest examples of the genre in existence. It is apparent from this recording why Jason Newstead was chosen as Cliff Burton's successor. Furthurmore, I think this beats anything Metallica has done: I assure you, this is not a careless exaggeration. This recording is simply awe-inspiring. The only bad side I can think of is the feelings of depression you may experience realizing this style of music has been all but abandoned...even by those who helped create it. Bloody shame."
Nearly 20 years old and still as fresh as ever
Dan Duval | 10/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Flotsam and Jetsam burst onto the thrash metal scene with this awesome debut almost 20 years ago, and produced a classic piece of thrash metal that still sounds as fresh and inventive now as it did then.Their only album before Jason Newstead "left to join the girl scouts", to quote F&J themselves :), Doomsday is a masterpiece of riffs, speed, thundering bass and inventive guitar licks. And the drums aint have bad either!Vocals are less mature than later efforts like Quatro and Drift, but Eric AK was singing for a quite different genre of metal in Doomsday (and it does suit the music very well).Even after scores and scores of listens, my ears can still find new guitar licks amongst the pace - whilst it may lack the technical complexity of death metal like Nile's In their Darkened Shrines or Cryptopsy's And Then You'll Beg, this album is still filled with excellent songs and is much easier to get into it and the aforementioned albums.Every track is great - there's no filler on this album. And its a crying shame that Flotsam and Jetsam never achieved the success that titles like Doomsday and Drift deserved, whilst bands like Metallica made a fortune by turning their backs on the genre that gave them a platform.So where better to start your Flotsam and Jetsam collection than with their classic debut. If you are a fan of later Flotsam albums like Drift, High or My God, then Doomsday will be an interesting change of pace. If you are a thrash fan in general, then you'll simply love this."