I'd been slow to buy the new America's Hardcore comp. Mainly this was because I've been trying to limit my spending recently, and since I'm not going to collect all available pressings, I was in no great rush to get in early to order a copy.
The first America's Hardcore comp was very well done, and filled with some great bands, but still...it's a comp, and I have a hard time getting excited for a compilation record. Either way, I'm glad that Marcus inadvertently kicked me in the ass, because like the first one, Volume 2 is damn impressive.
Sure there is some shit on here that I couldn't care less about...Ringworm and Shipwreck...but with bands like Bane, Sweet Jesus, Disengage, and Beware, the good far outweigh the bad. The biggest surprise for me on this comp was Boston Mayhem. I had no idea who was in this band. Crucial John from Give, Pete from In My Eyes, Pat Flynn from Have Heart/Clear, Doug Free from Free Spirit/Rival Mob, and Sam Triple B...damn...we better get more than one song from this band. No doubt, it rules.