Thursday, June 15, 2017

Upper Echelon - "Surface Tension" [1984]

Artist: Upper Echelon
Title: Surface Tension
Genre: Heavy Metal
Country: USA
Release date: 1984

Track List:
  1. Drivin' Mean
  2. Evil (Songs)
  3. Teaser
  4. Winter
Upper Echelon were a very obscure band from Seattle who released only one EP in 1984 (and one more demo the next year), and then disappeared without a trace. Long time ago, when I discovered this album via the classic metal archive of the Vibrations of Doom zine, I managed to find the personal site of one of their former members who didn't play in any bands anymore, but I can't remember its address now. Either way, they were awesome, even if they couldn't get much publicity back in the time. The acoustic ballad part in the closing track ("Winter") is especially great:

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