||Howing Bull America's United has an interesting
a sound. They have a sound that is partly their own sound, but also
along the lines of a cross between Strapping Young Lad, Biohazard,
and a classic hardcore band. Tracks "Flashback," "Trust
Yourself," and "Revenger" all have that classic hardcore
sound. The rest of the album has more of a metal sound with a beat
that you can get in to. The center of the album is great. "Color,"
"Who Am I," "Sick And Angry," "Locked Inside,"
and "Tiger" all have great riffs that get you right into
the song. "Who Am I" is just a straight ahead metal song
that gets you nodding your head and moving. "Sick And Angry"
is a song that reminds me a lot of Strapping Young Lad, with chaotic,
heavy and catchy riffs its definitely one of my favorite tracks on
the album, "Locked Inside" is also much like this as well.
"Tiger" is my favorite track on this album. It sounds a
little like Biohazard and its probably the heaviest track on the album.
There are 10 songs on "Distorted Visions" and it plays over
35 minutes. United is another Japanese band trying to break into the
American metal/hardcore scene. This album may do it for them, only
time will tell.