Various Artists: This Ain’t Your Mom’s Hardcore, Vol. 2: DVD

Apr 28, 2010

Wow! All the bands I hate, conveniently on one DVD! Misery Signals! Bury Your Dead! The whole gang of metalcore crappers! Seriously though, I love the title of this disc. It’s a nice wad of spit in the face for all the old-school hardcore fans like me who constantly rant about how lame this type of music is, about how it has nothing in common with “real” hardcore like Minor Threat, Bad Brains, or even the heaviest Agnostic Front album, about how this shouldn’t even be called hardcore at all. Well, allow me to wipe my face off and retort. Yes, the bands on this DVD clearly play with an intense level of energy. They get the crowd into it and everyone has a good time. I appreciate that, but I want more. I want music that hits me and makes me want to go crazy. I don’t want to just go crazy and have some incidental music to accompany me, which is what these bands provide. I want music that sticks with me long after the mosh pit has disappeared. These bands don’t deliver that music. –MP Johnson (MVD Visual)