Snappy Little Numbers (2018)
I'm trying to do some end of the year clean up to get through the last few items that were sent to me to review this year. I've been putting off this 7" as I haven't been sure what exactly to say about it. I guess what it boils down to is that this is the very first release on Snappy Little Numbers that I flat out do not like, with no caveats.
There were times where something they put out wasn't exactly up my alley, but it had the hooks or some other positive characteristic that made me understand where they were coming from. That way, I can at least acknowledge the skill of the band and recommend it to people who are more into that particular sub-sub-genre.
I can't really find anything redeemable about Modern Goon. It's just blunt force, punk/hardcore. There's lots of yelling, lots of guitar noises that I'm not positive can be classified as chords and there's just nothing remarkable about any of the four songs. It seems like the sort of thing you could hear from any high school band playing at any VFW punk show in the country. Sorry SLN, everything else is great, but this one isn't for me at all.
Modern Goon - This Empty Space 7":