In their early form, Deathrow was your basic Thrash band attempting to perform ferocious material that demanded more than their abilities could muster. Just two years later, the band had matured significantly. The guys in Deathrow found that 1988 was a headier, bar-raising new metal world; their third album, Deception Ignored, had to be light years ahead of anything they'd done previously. And it was. It wasn't even necessarily ahead of it's time; it was very much of it's time, rubbing shoulders with a small, rarified set of bands taking the heavier side of metal into wilder territory in the name of progress.