Fusing elements of extreme metal with crushing heaviness, CHOSEN is a band fully intent on taking their multi-layered music to a wider metal audience. Since the group’s inception at the start of 2005, the Irish duo of Paul Shields (vocals/guitars) and David McCann (drums/percussion) have gradually made a name for themselves within various pockets of the metal community, gaining much recognition and appreciation for their solid musicianship and distinctive songwriting. To date, they’ve released a number of independent and well-received EPs, relocated from Ireland to Vancouver, Canada for a year and back again, and are now ready to unleash their much-anticipated debut album, Resolution, upon the world.
Recorded at the prestigious Westland Studios in Dublin with producer extraordinaire Alwyn Walker at the helm, Resolution is a reflection of sheer perseverance and innovation, brimming with top-notch musicianship, well-crafted arrangements and inventive hooks. Merged with a rich audio production value, void of the sterile, homogeneous and plastic instrumentation factor which currently dominates the commercial metal market, this debut album from one of Ireland’s noteworthy metal bands is a truly refreshing piece of work.