Getting back to the appreciation threads I was listening to this record a couple of days ago. It's one my favorite debuts of all time for me and it made me a fan of the band since then. Lots of talk about this record revolves around Jason's influence and yes, his songwriting is present on most of the songs and shows his skill. Yet, let's not forget the duo of Gilbert and Carlson on guitars, more than apt to carry out his musical ideas. Drummer Kelly David-Smith is great on this one and if you can get your hands on the remastered version, please do so. It is the way this record is supposed to be heard. Eric A.K. has a clean and distinctive voice that I originally thought did not go well with the band. I should have been shot on the spot as he is a great vocalist and provides the band with a distinctive sound. It's a solid record from beginning to end with perhaps "Fade to Black" as the weakest track when compared to the rest. Opener "Hammerhead" sets the pace nicely and the record just keeps on rocking from then on. The title track is a wonderful epic, one of my favorites of all time. Back in 1986 when I picked this vynil I had not heard one single track from the band. I'm glad I did. For all of you old schoolers (and new) this is a record that not only brings back great memories but also reminds us of the wonderful music this quintet from Arizona provided us at that time. DOOMSDAY!!!!