GOONS, THE: Nation in Distress: CD

Wow, this was a surprise. Solid hardcore tunes here that don’t merely rely on speed to mask incompetence like so many others do. Hell, a couple of tunes are downright anthemic. The lyrics manage to be topical and political without sounding like a pamphlet and the singer has an atypical timbre to his vocals but still manages to elicit the requisite pissed-offness required for the genre. In short, some rockin’ stuff here.

 –jimmy (Reptilian)