Review: The Fragile Art of Existence
Magazine: Scream Magazine / Norway
Written by: Håkon Grav
Translated by: Jens Remi Karlsen

Published: October 1999

Totally insane! I've been looking forward to this project for a few years now, and even if one can count on Chuck Schuldiner to deliver quality, this is so awesome I can hardly believe it.

Musically we're talking about technique us mortals barely see in our lifetime. But technique alone seldom carries out, and once again Chuck's ability to compose and arrange destroys the boundaries totally. Steve DiGiorgio's bass-playing is welcomed with gratitude, and vocalist Tim Aymar is truly an awesome catch.

Nuclear Blast labels it "power metal" on their press-release - bullshit! This is Schuldiner-metal, no more, no less. Intense, beautiful, aggressive and without compromise - it's not possible to describe music like this with such stupid words.

This might be the album of the year as far as I'm concerned!

Score: 6/6
Reporter: Haakon Grav


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Translated by JRK/MM for EmptyWords-Published on August 3 2003