Great Hard Rock/Melodic Metal, one of their best albums! a classic! “Kings and Queens, Leather Beauty, Crazy World, In the Eyes of the Law, Stiletto Heels, Sweet Fourteen & Touch of Steel” are probably the best tracks. A classic band with a classic album! What a band! 90/100.
Armin Weisshaar – vocals, guitars
Thomas Dierstein -guitars
Joe Weisshaar – bass
Marco Roth – drums
Label: HARD’N HEAVY! – 575/26112 H
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album (visual inspection: very near MINT condition)
Countries: Germany, Austria, & Switzerland
Genre: Heavy Metal
A1 Hard Lies 4:12
A2 Kings And Queens 3:28
A3 Leather Beauty 4:25
A4 Crazy World 4:01
A5 In The Eyes Of The Law 3:42
B1.1 Intro 0:57
B1.2 Stiletto Heels 3:54
B2 Sweet Fourteen 4:22
B3 Invaders From Space 4:00
B4 The M.O.M. Fanfare 4:56
Total playing time 38:19
High Tension.. Wow, richtig coole Abgehmucke. Großartig.
Good old unsung 80’s German metal band! Solid writing, riffs and vox. Melodic,yet with more than enough balls and attitude to satisfy the bangers. Fans of Victory, Talon, and Accept should dig these guys. Great stuff.
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Villingen-Schwenningen, Baden-Württemberg [a state in southwest Germany bordering France and Switzerland]
Formed in: 1979
Genre: Heavy Metal. For fans of Accept, and (early) Dokken
Years active: 1979-present
High Tension counted as Accept or Steeler to Axel Rudi Pell to one of the early bands of the German Heavy Metal scene. Founded in 1979 in Baden-Württemberg. In 1984, the debut “Warrior” appeared, followed in 1986 by the album “Under Tension” and 1987 then “Masters Of Madness”. This kicks pretty hard – but what’s standing out are the guitar solos. Awesome vocals Armin Weisshaar; fantastic voice. Totally underrated band!!!! killer German metal! Bang your head !!!
Very Good Hard & Heavy album, as I love bands that combine both styles Hard Rock / Heavy Metal with elements of the legendary NWOBHM. Although in every country there were hundreds of bands that came out in the 80s, these Germans are one of the very best. Recommended if you know what a combination of the Hard Rock / Heavy Metal styles sounds like.
The following two songs are not on this album, but you get to see the band in the flesh:
High Tension Life on stage – German Tour 1986 with Girlschool
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