The Album Doom has a slightly concave deck and performs best in smaller swell. Catching waves is easy with the volume in this board combined with it's fuller rails. This board gives you great drive down the line and should be ridden 6-8 inches shorter and around an inch wider than your normal standard shortboard.
The Doom has a full outline and fuller rails to give you a looser, skatey feel. With a single concave into a vee for extra speed and a diamond tail, this board performs really well in waves under head high.