Death was an American death metal band founded in 1983. The band's founder, Chuck Schuldiner is considered a "pioneering death metal vocalist/guitarist." The band split up after Schuldiner's death in 2001.
The band Control Denied was formed by Chuck Schuldiner to create progressive/power metal, mixed with elements of death metal recognizable in his earlier band Death. The band started in 1996 as Schuldiner wanted to procure a more melodic style than was possible with Death.