The Fragile Art of Existence

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The Fragile Art of Existence
Studio album by Control Denied
Released November 30, 1999
Genre Progressive metal
Power metal
Length 50:46
Label Nuclear Blast
Relapse Records (2010 re-issue)
Producer Jim Morris, Chuck Schuldiner
Control Denied chronology
1999 demo
(1999)
The Fragile Art of Existence
(1999)
When Man and Machine Collide
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Chronicles of Chaos 8/10 stars[3]
Metal1 9.5/10 stars[4]
BW&BK (9/10)[5]

The Fragile Art of Existence is the first album by Control Denied. It was released world-wide on Nuclear Blast America in 1999. Metal Mind Productions reissued the album on April 15, 2008 (February 11, 2008 in Europe). The release was limited to 2,000 copies, digitally remastered using 24-bit process on golden disc. The album was also rereleased in 2010 by Relapse Records, available in 2 disc, and 3 disc editions. The 3 disc edition was limited to 1,000 copies.

This was one of Chuck Schuldiner's final albums before he died of a brain tumor in late 2001.

Track listing[edit]

  • All Songs Written By Chuck Schuldiner.
Track listing
No. Title Length
1. "Consumed"   7:24
2. "Breaking the Broken"   5:41
3. "Expect the Unexpected"   7:17
4. "What If...?"   4:29
5. "When the Link Becomes Missing"   5:17
6. "Believe"   6:10
7. "Cut Down"   4:50
8. "The Fragile Art of Existence"   9:38
Total length:
50:46

Credits[edit]

Additional musicians
  • Scott Clendenin - bass on 1996 and 1997 demos
  • Chris Williams - drums on 1996 and 1997 demos
  • Chuck Schuldiner - vocals on 1996 and 1999 demos

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Jim Morris & Chuck Schuldiner
  • Engineered, mixed & mastered by Jim Morris

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