It is difficult to avoid comparisons to Metallica with this album, not just because Newsted is on bass, but rather because it really feels like a follow-up to Kill 'Em All. Almost as if this was another path that the band could have taken. Eric Knutson sounds like a 1983 Hetfield: young, angry and willing to shred his vocals chords on a number of chilling screams.
Most of the songs are uncomplicated but they have a couple of longer numbers including the title track and the next song "Metalshock." "Doomsday for the Deceiver" was likely conceived after Flotsam and Jetsam heard "Fade to Black." Following a somewhat similar intro it gets much thrashier and features some of the slickest riffs on the album.
Flotsam and Jetsam are at their best on songs like "Desecrator" and "Hammerhead": fast as you can picking, complimented alternately by punishing riffs and shredding solos, which are in turn punctuated by screams, wails and whatever other utterances Knutson can manage.
Doomsday for the Deceiver is a solid example of the genre, but I'd definitely only recommend it to fans that have consumed the more popular offerings and are looking for more.
Verdict: Win [8/10]