For any type of modern music where you want punchy tones, clear double-ply heads are a surefire choice. The G2s are a great choice for their high quality, tuning range, durability, and most importantly, sound.
This set of heads is extremely good value for its price. I have a drumkit with five toms and with this set I can save a significant amount of money and get a great sound for recording or live situations.
Personally, I don't hear much difference in tone or sustain between the different brands of heads, unlike like seemingly large portion of reviewers and commenters. For me, these are not dead or dull sounding heads by any means, and I suspect there is more psychology involved than actual differences in sound.
I've used these heads live and in the studio, always work, and I'm pretty sure I've never broken one. Make sure your drums are not angled too much towards you and you'll probably never break a head until it's been completely worn out. You might want to change heads before that anyway. After all, they're crucial in making your drums sound good. Even good drums sound bad with bad heads and vice versa.