Before designing the trans-genre metal novelty act Scatterbrain, Tommy Christ and company were known as the thrash/hardcore act Ludichrist. The debut full-length issued under the preliminary moniker for Combat Records, Immaculate Deception, failed to attract much attention after its release in 1986. What little notice the record received was generally concerned with the single "Most People Are Dicks." Like the majority of tracks in the band's catalog, this song boasts alternately hyper-sonic and comic rock guitar riffs that churn underneath singer Christ's hardcore belches and misanthropic one-liners. Years later, this formula would evolve into the more dynamic Scatterbrain blueprint, generally quieter and even more dependant upon Christ's wit. Too convoluted for its own punch lines and too lighthearted to be considered from a serious perspective, Immaculate Deception should only interest devoted Scatterbrain fans and '80s metal completists.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Anderson