Atlanta band The Carbonas carved out a respectable following in the underground punk music world before calling it quits in 2009. Since that time, lead singer Greg King has sharpened his focus while moving forward with his current group, GG King, with primary bandmate Ryan Bell.
Coming after several GG King singles and a well-received debut album, Atlanta independent record label Scavenger of Death recently released the band’s sophomore LP, Unending Darkness, which takes the music full-throttle into the minimalist style of England’s more cerebral post-punk/art-punk heyday of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, led by bands such as Wire. In other words, the dozen tracks on Unending Darkness are noisy, succinct, tart and taut. Fans of that sound, and “smart” punk in general, will find much to appreciate.