Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tension* - Struggle Within 7"

There are too many hardcore bands with the same name. There are for instance 2 (great) Unrestrained's out there in the States at the moment, I have records by at least 4 different Foundation's, and in the '90s there was Tension from Florida and Tension* from Long Island. While Tension from Florida was definitely great, I always preferred the Long Island Tension* (sorry Chip!). The main reason is Tension*'s first release, the 'Struggle Within' 7", which is still awesome, and which made a lasting impression on me from the moment I got it. Released in early 1996 on R.P.P. Records out of Belgium, it's a killer 7" from start to finish. Great NYHC with an absolutely awesome singer. The great music is enough to like this band, but their singer Mike is really what makes this band stand out for me. He has a very raw & gruff voice with an amazing vocal delivery, check 'Made To Suffer' and 'Torn Apart' for prime examples. And the lyrics are cool too, and are reminiscent of Neglect's lyrics.

Anyways, I ripped these songs from CD, as the 7" was added onto their '...And At The Hour Of Our Death' CD which was released on None Of The Above Records in 1997. I did scan in the sleeve and insert from the 7" tho. They did a few more releases since the 7" and the CD, some I have, some I don't, if there are any requests I might post some more Tension*. Awesome band, check it out.

Tension* - Struggle Within 7"
Tension* myspace

13 comments:

xbelvederskiyx said...

can you post other Tension stuff?
awesome band
max (xonetruthx.blogspot.com)

BenB said...

Nice post! This record is amazing. The vocalist really makes them stand out. Also loving the Star Wars sample at the start =)

Molesting said...

are they straight edge?
thanks, emo for this one

XemonerdX said...

No, they're not straight edge, Molesting, sorry buddy :)
And I'll try and post some more Tension* soon, Max. Awesome blog btw, put you in my blog list.

Molesting said...

no prob bro, just for my knowledge.. PYou're right, damn good another tension band. hehe thanks

XemonerdX said...

I upped their first album: http://onexpath.blogspot.com/2010/12/tension-and-at-hour-of-our-death-cd.html

Anonymous said...

THANKS SO MUCH, GOD BLESS YOU

Anonymous said...

This record is amazing

Anonymous said...

can you please re post this?

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped, enjoy!

Brootlyn Zu said...

please re-up and...at the hour of our death CD, thank you so much!

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped.

Alfredo Pangue said...

thank you, mate XemonerdX !