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Chosen Stranger - Deathwalker 1992
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01.Forgiveness
02.Waste Of Time
03.Follow The Leader
04.Deathwaker
05.So Glad (Bonus Track)

CREDIT:
Russ Atteberry - Lead Vocals
Dan Grover - Bass, Keys, Vocals
Kevi Dunkel - Bass Guitar
Rusty Ellison - Guitars & Vocals
Jeff Ellison - Drums & Vocal

Underground Metal, the third compilation by Regency Records designed to focus on the talents of the top unsigned Christian metal bands at the time, was good in theory but not necessarily in concept. The idea behind the project was to let the "underground" White Metal 'zines decide which bands would appear on it. Subsequently, selections were made by Harvest Rock Syndicate (Chosen Stranger), Long Hairs For Christ (Paradox), Powerline Magazine (Watchmen), Risen Rock (Paragon), R.O.C.K.I.N Ministries (Mercy Rule), White Metal Magazine (Chariot) and White Throne Magazine (Armada). Regency Records chose one track off Leviticus' guitarists Bjorn Stigsson's solo album Together With Friends. Finally, I will let White Throne editor Dave Johnson comment regarding the selection of Torn Flesh by The Look:

Chosen Stranger, also forming in the mid-eighties, released several demo tapes before debuting on Underground Metal with the polished commercial metal of "So Glad". It is worth noting that Chosen Stranger stuck together until the early nineties, releasing a very noteworthy demo tape entitled Deathwalker.

Set in motion as an acoustic guitar shores up Russ Atteberry's melodic flavored voice, "So Glad" picks up in pace as the rhythm guitar enters the mix and leads the way to a catchy chorus that comes across almost worshipful in feel:

So Glad that I believed, so glad
So Glad I've been redeemed
So Glad that I believed, so glad
Believed in Christ the King, so glad

Thirty seconds of stylish lead guitar work from Rusty Ellison helps place "So Glad" among the albums stronger tracks.