Control Denied is really Death with Tim Aymar singing instead of Chuck. Chuck Schuldiner wrote all the songs. This CD features Shannon Hamm (guitar) and Richard Christy (drums); they played on the Sound of Perseverance. Steve DiGiorgio (Individual Thought Patterns) takes care of the bass duties. The music is very melodic, you’d expect nothing less from Chuck. The riffs are less complex when compared to the Death albums because the vocals have to be accomadated. Aymar actually sings, sounds like old Testament. The guitar sound could have been a little thicker on this album. The bass drums, in my opinion, should have been louder. Other than that this album is perfect.