ALBUM SCANNER RELEASE: AUGUST, 2000 REVIEW: SEPTEMBER 29, 2000
I immediately realised that reviewing "Deception" was not going to be easy. You see, Absurd Minds' composer and singer Stefan Grossman has a remarkable tendency to impersonate Peter Spilles of Project Pitchfork. If I previously had heard a song from "Deception" I would, without the slightest hesitation, have guessed Pitchfork. Grossman and Tilo Ladwig, aka Absurd Minds have the advantage of being better song writers though. "Deception" is an album that takes what's good about Project Pitchfork and enhances that into a somewhat less angry and more melodic version.
The first track, "Brainwash v.2", has already become a smash club hit in Germany, and with that energy it's no wonder. I get that "I have to go back and listen to that song again"-feeling after almost every piece on "Deception", and it's always nice with a disc without obvious weaknesses. The Spilles imitation lowers the grade, but Absurd Minds should have no problem finding an audience.