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Deranged
Plainfield Cemetery
Type: CD
Company: Listenable
Release: 2002
Genre: Death
Reviewer: AFS
Published: 3/11/2003
A 37 minute crash course in high-speed death metal
Deranged - Plainfield Cemetery - reviewed by: AFS

Track Listing1. Beaten, Raped, Fuckin’ Left to Die
2. Stab and Hack
3. Mutilate and Dump You
4. We Lure and Abduct
5. God is Dead
6. Deathgasm
7. Imbecile Humans/Drag Her Out to Die
8. Suffering, the Sweet Suffering
9. Roadside Rendezvous
10. The Deviant Dead
Deranged’s latest effort, “Plainfield Cemetery”, is a 37 minute crash course in high-speed death metal.

From the opening riff of the first track, “Beaten, Raped, Fuckin’ Left to Die”, the band takes a mach 3 speed and runs with it throughout the entire length of the album. Some may prefer the fast paced, blast beat driven style, but unfortunately, it leaves the album lacking any stylistic changes. The tempo stays almost completely the same from song to song never giving the listener time to soak in what’s going on.

Everything just seems to fly by with this album, ending just as quickly as it begins. This makes things pretty boring after a while, because every track basically sounds the same. In fact, the only semblance of a breakdown or tempo change takes place in the tracks “Mutilate and Dump You” (probably the best song on the album) and “God is Dead”.


From a positive standpoint, the album is surprisingly well-produced, something I wouldn’t expect from a label like Listenable. The vocals and lyrics are fucking brutal! And the drums, although playing essentially the same pattern throughout, are impressive.

I would recommend this album to anyone who likes the high-speed death metal style of bands like Cattle Decapitation, but Deranged would do very well to slow things down every once in a while.

--AFS 03.12.03

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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