Dismissing power-driven appear creations affected by alternative metallic selections and punk rock and roll sources, Taken’s compositions combine both muscular-sounding music and steaming rhythms, ultimately discharging a distinctive combination of hardcore design and melodious metallic features. Gathering in 1997 in Orange Region, CA, Taken mixed the attempts of Ray Harkins (vocals), Chad Tafolla (acoustic guitar), Dan Baird (acoustic guitar), Nick Beard (bass), and Troy Burn off (drums). Following weeks rehearsing and playing at numerous local night clubs, the five-piece team entered the studio room to record their 1st demonstration. Released in past due 1998, the disk eventually sold-out shortly afterward, providing the band substantial see. In 1999, being successful the recording from the solitary “The Haven,” their second studio room recording, Taken guaranteed a cope with Goodfellow Information. Obtaining Solace in Dissension, their 1st record for the brand new label, strike record shops in 2000 before they joined their first complete U.S. tour. In 2001, Used entered the studio room once more, documenting their debut recording, PLUS THEY Slept.