October 17, 2016 Chris Dick
There’s death metal. And there’s brutal death metal. While the line, for most laymen, is either blurred or non-existent, things ramp up quickly when Sweden’s Deranged feel like an album’s due. There’s death metal and then there’s Deranged! Five years in the making, following 2011’s barbaric Cut Carve Rip Serve, Deranged’s new album, Struck By A Murderous Siege, finds the Swedes in full-on rage mode. Throughout the group’s untethered ninth album, they bark rabidly and relentlessly, as if there’s no concept of an “off” switch.