Third album from Düsseldorf, Germany's own technothrash magicians Deathrow. Deception Ignored was arguably their finest hour, surpassing the musical weirdness of 1986's Satan's Gift and 1987's Raging Steel by leaps and bounds, finding the band at their creative zenith before the inevitable disappointment of 1992's Life Beyond. Forget the album cover. Forget the shitty logo. Forget the somewhat middle-of-the-road, standard-issue thrash vocals. This album is a cornucopia of totally next-level compositional ideas, placing Deathrow firmly alongside like-minded acts like Voivod and Coroner in the canon of pioneering extreme/technical/progressive metal acts of the 1980's.
Not for the squeamish or the stupid. Prepare to be chuffed!
(Strategically-placed white sneaker prevents scrotum flash. Thrash metal wardrobe malfunction avoided.)