I was. I don't think there's anything remotely thrashy about early Death. I have no idea how you came to mention Chuck and thrash in the same post. Maybe I shouldn't have gone as far as to say they're nothing like thrash (early death metal does share quite a bit with thrash), but the band is 100% death metal until they start to wander with ITP. It's obvious from the beginning that they've crossed the line into death metal.