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FLOTSAM & JETSAM - DOOMSDAY FOR THE DECEIVER + 1 (*NEW-CASSETTE, 2022, Brutal Planet Records)

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FLOTSAM & JETSAM - DOOMSDAY FOR THE DECEIVER + 1 (*NEW-CASSETTE, 2022, Brutal Planet Records)
  • Authentically licensed and faithfully reissued
  • Limited to just 300 LIME GREEN cassettes world-wide
  • Featuring Jason Newsted (Metallica) on bass! 
  • Elite remaster by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound
  • Three 100% reviews on Metal-Archives.com
  • Engineered by Bill Metoyer
  • Part of the exclusive Metal Icon Series on Brutal Planet Records
  • Includes the bonus track instrumental not on the original release, "Flotzilla"
  • Includes the bonus track, "I Live You Die" (Metal Shock '85)
  • Original 1986 release received a rating of "6 out of a possible 5" from Kerrang! Magazine 
  • Part of Decibel Magazine's Hall of Fame

Few artists have had the impact of FLOTSAM & JETSAM.  The band put the Power Metal & Thrash crowd on its feet with the 1986 iconic classic, DOOMSDAY and the band never took the foot off the gas - building a legacy of brilliant FULL-ON HEAVY METAL!  Mentioned in the same breath, with hushed reverence as Slayer, Anthrax, Metallica, and Megadeth - Brutal Planet Records brings you elite remasters with all the stuff collector's crave!

FLOTS TIL DEATH!

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DOOMSDAY FOR THE DECEIVER...

Upon conclusion "Doomsday for the Deceiver" is an original sounding US thrash metal release. I hear some nods toward early Metallica, Megadeth, and Judas Priest, but Flotsam and Jetsam have managed to forge a pretty unique and recognisable sound, which was no easy treat in those days, when the scene was overflowing with new thrash metal acts trying to make it big. The fact that this is a debut album, just makes the accomplishment even more impressive. A 4.5 star (90%) rating is well deserved.
                                                        METAL-ARCHIVES.COM

Hailing from Arizona and named after a chapter in The Lord of the Rings, Flotsam and Jetsam is best known for having coughed up bassist (and main songwriter) Jason Newsted to Metallica. But the Phoenix band’s gloriously dense and intense 1986 debut — their only album with Newsted — stands on its own merits. The influence of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden looms large, but this is NWOBHM on speed....
                                    REVOLVER MAGAZINE 

30 years later, “Doomsday For The Deceiver” is still a fresh speed/thrash diamond, essential for every self-respecting metal collection.
                                                METALPATHS.COM

Flotsam & Jetsam, though commonly referred to as a thrash metal band, rode a fence between early speed metal and traditional heavy metal. Back in '86 we never referred to Flots as thrash metal. Rather, they were just heavy metal. In hindsight, "Doomsday for the Deceiver" is a blueprint for raging American power metal, somewhat along the lines of early Metal Church. "Doomsday" had everything we were looking for in a metal band in the 80's; thrashing aggression ("Desecrator," "Iron Tears", "She Took An Axe"), long epic songs ("Metalshock," "Doomsday"), a bit of humor ("Hammerhead") and a cleverly titled instrumental ("Flotzilla"). The was all accented by Eric AK's killer vocals throughout....1986 wasn't about pristine production, it was about energy, attitude, shredding guitar solos, crunchy riffs, screaming vocals, etc. All those things are present here in abundance. For those who are just the right age, "Doomsday" was one of the soundtracks to our youth.
                          SCOTT WATERS - NOLIFETILMETAL

ABOUT THE ALBUM
The arrival of Flotsam and Jetsam’s debut album caused a stir on many fronts. Doomsday for the Deceiver may have been released by Metal Blade—one of America’s leading independent metal lights—on Independence Day in 1986, but it was the Brits who took an exceptional shine to the pack of Arizona wild dogs (repped by Flotzilla, their jacked-up, Godzilla-meets-anglerfish mascot). Famously, Kerrang! gave the album a review glowing enough to power the grid of the band’s Phoenix home, topping high praise with an improbable six out of a possible five “K” score.

Granted, Kerrang!’s hyperbole concerning Flotsam’s classy-yet-blue-collar, energetic-but-virtuosic thrash was fully justified. Ribald hook-up anthem “Hammerhead” was a stadium-sized ripper powered by Jason Newsted’s walking basslines; “Iron Tears” had the guitar tandem of Edward Carlson and Michael Gilbert playing off drummer Kelly David-Smith’s precise pounding to deliver an infectious staccato shuffle; “Desecrator” combined galloping classic rock with sinister speed metal; and the title track was an epic, progressive marvel. Then there was frontman Erik “A.K.” Knutson, who quickly shot to the top of metal’s vocal pack with an unbelievable range, contagious vocal lines and the ability to punch holes in cloud cover, especially with the classically inspired, high-pitched harmonization in “Fade to Black” and “She Took an Axe.”

The hard-working quintet had a classic at the ready, one which the press had rolled out the red carpet for. But as quickly as the future appeared to be theirs for the taking, all plans were detoured after Metallica’s Cliff Burton was killed and bassist/bandleader Jason Newsted secured the gig that every thrashing four-stringer would have traded their grandma to get. For all involved, Doomsday for the Deceiver meant different things. For Newsted, it was an inadvertent stepping stone to 14 years spent with the biggest band in metal. For Gilbert and Knutson, it was the first of a 15-album career that continues to this day. For David-Smith and Carlson, it was the dominating force of their creative lives until they both stepped down in 2014. For thrash metal fans, it remains a genre highlight and one easily inducted into induct the Decibel Magazine Hall of Fame.

This remastered LIME GREEN cassette-only reissue comes with a full-color layout in a 4-panel insert, and is limited to just 300 units world-wide.  It is part of the elite Metal Icon Series on Brutal Planet Records.  For fans of early Deliverance, Forbidden, Metal Church!

TRACK LISTING
SIDE A
Hammerhead 6:15
Iron Tears 3:52
Desecrator 3:49
Doomsday For The Deceiver 9:11
Metalshock 8:17

SIDE B
Fade To Black 2:05
She Took An Axe 5:14
U.S.L.W. 4:22
Der Führer 5:45
Flotzilla 6:09
I Live You Die (Metal Shock '85) 4:00 (bonus)