UNITED — “Beast Dominate” demo tape
UNITED is a Japanese thrash metal band that formed in 1981. The new line-up is Yoshiyuki Furui on vocals, Masaki Hara on guitar, Iwao Furusawa on guitar, Akihiro Yokoyasa on bass, and Tetsuo Takizawa on drums. They appeared on a Japanese compilation album, and have just released their second demo/EP.
Four pretty cool tunes in the ANTHRAX – S.O.D. vein. “S.R.S.” and “Do You Wanna Die?” are mid-paced tunes, while “Holy Dive Screamer” and “Combat” are more powerful and a little catchier. An added attraction are the clear-English vocals. The 7″ EP is $8 + $3 postage, while the tape of the EP is $4 + $3 postage. [TONY]

[Originally published: Issue #3, circa 1987]