Hammerhead

Album: Doomsday for the Deceiver (1986)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the opening track of Doomsday for the Deceiver, Flotsam and Jetsam's debut album. It is recognized as an important record for fans of early Thrash Metal and was the first ever to receive a 6 star rating from the respected UK hard rock/metal magazine, Kerrang!.
  • Doomsday for the Deceiver was Flotsam and Jetsam's only album to feature Jason Newsted before his departure for Metallica. Guitarist Michael Gilbert told us this tune was written just before he joined the band in 1985. "That was the very first song that I ever played with these guys," he recalled. "That song brings back a ton of memories for me. I think Newsted had written that one all on his own, and he gave it to me in the form of a demo way back in the day."

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  • Alyson from Simi ValleyI’m not gonna lie, I think this song is about sex
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