GOONZ, THE: Death Is Purpose: CD

Despite the “z” spelling, this is the umpteenth punk band that’s used this name—I can think of a DC band and another in East L.A. that have used it in recent years alone, both of them pretty goddamned good in their own right. So yeah, this ain’t exactly screaming “heavily original and creative” right off the bat. Musically, they fall within in that hardcore subgenre where the lion’s share of melody is in the music backing the howling singer, with metal influence making its presence known throughout. In the end, I can’t say they’re terrible at what they do, with the caveat being that said subgenre they’re aiming at ain’t all that impressive to begin with.

 –jimmy (The Goonz, thegoonzband.bandcamp.com)