The Fragile Art of Existence

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The Fragile Art of Existence
Control Denied - The Fragile Art of Existence (1999).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 30, 1999
GenreProgressive metal, power metal
LabelNuclear Blast
Relapse Records (2010 re-issue)
ProducerJim Morris, Chuck Schuldiner
Control Denied chronology
1999 demo
The Fragile Art of Existence
Professional ratings
Review scores
About.com4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Chronicles of Chaos8/10 stars[3]
Metal19.5/10 stars[4]

The Fragile Art of Existence is the only studio album by Control Denied. It was released worldwide 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 Chuck Schuldiner's final studio album before he died as a result of cancer on December 13, 2001.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by Chuck Schuldiner.
Track listing
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
7."Cut Down"4:50
8."The Fragile Art of Existence"9:38
Total length:50:46


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


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

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