Year 1993 was a bad year for classic rock as grunge swept off many bands from the board but WILD RIDE was among the survivors of melodic hard rock and I'm glad they made 'Tension and Desire', which even though not many remember or know this band, this little historical piece has special place in many fans heart.
The opening tune, 'If You Don't Want My Love' is beautiful yet heavy and definitely among the best track here. Together with 'This Time' which is a flawless and the greatest song they ever made and also the awesome closing power ballad, 'Stop The Fighting', made this album worth the purchase. Another brilliant songs they crafted here are 'Steal My Heart', what a splendid chorus!, the anthemic and another hard-hitting song, 'Too Late To Stop', and also the uptempo tune, 'Don't Save Your Life', with an excellent riffs.
Couple of weaker songs but nothing's troubling at all. Also if you spotted a little accent trouble on Fred Pieters singing might be another low point of this album, but overall, 'Tension and Desire' is still a very solid release and deserved at least 85% from me.