Chuck maybe gone but his legacy lives on. Death has always been at the more epic end of the death metal scale but what an EPIC! You cannot call yourselves a metaller without finding some brilliance from Chucks guitar work and traditional double bass & crushing riffs. This album is no exception. It has acoustic guitar which fits perfectly with the electric and shows the sheer inventivness of the album to broaden the scope of Death metal to more than just singing about horrors. Truly worth every penny..as with all Deaths albums..Educate youself.