Just a quick thought - it might be prudent to review your assistance work to see if it may be affecting your lower back recovery.
Sucks to see a mad face, but I understand how it must have affected the fronts. There is something about deadlifts isn't there? Interesting how the VG helped so much, Was your grip an issue from the start?
My Favorite Part Of Lifting Is Having The Opportunity
Meet PR's: (May 2014) Raw Natural
Squat 475 lbs
Bench: 286 lbs
Deadlift: 501 lbs
Total: 1262 lbs
Squat: 495 lbs
Bench: 300 lbs
Deadlift: 520 lbs/500X5
Total: 1315 Lbs