"From the first punch to the last chord," Volume II delivers a non-stop, in your face, visual and auditory glimpse into the dark and violent world of underground hardcore and punk rock. ... See full summary »
"From the first punch to the last chord," Volume II delivers a non-stop, in your face, visual and auditory glimpse into the dark and violent world of underground hardcore and punk rock. Featuring live performances and interviews from such bands as Blood for Blood, Death Before Dishonor, and Righteous Jams, and featuring never-before-seen footage from bands such as Wrecking Crew, In My Eyes and Ten Yard Fight, this sequel DVD has, in many eyes, already proven itself to be the hardest and most graphic look at the hardcore scene ever. Backed with exclusive interviews by founding members of Boston's notorious F.S.U. gang and scored by a soundtrack of some of Boston's hardest music, Volume II, tells the story and history of Boston hardcore from past until present. Written by
Should be titled "The Real Reason For The Death Of The Boston Hardcore Scene"
I totally agree with fedor8's review. I've been into the Boston hardcore scene for many years and these thugs in this uninformative documentary are not what the TRUE hardcore scene is about. I certainly agree with unity among your peers but this movie is an embarrassment. Nothing but a bunch of cowards with a gang mentality using hardcore music as their excuse to be violent just to impress their friends. This is no different than the college jocks who start trouble at shows because they know they have an advantage over those they confront. Not one of the "boys" in this film stand up for themselves without numbers to back them up and that is just sad. On a related note, I have Straight Edge friends and can respect their choices in life. I'm not Straight Edge but they respect my choices as well. The fool in this film who proudly states that Boston takes it to another level by performing violent acts on those who are not Straight Edge is one of the most cowardly scenes in the film. I'm sure there would be an issue if the drinkers in the crowd decided to abuse those who weren't drinking. If you are a proud Straight Edge person, then maybe you shouldn't go to shows that are held at clubs or bars where surprise, surprise, they are serving alcohol. Mind the fact that these clubs & bars wouldn't be open unless they did serve alcohol. The thugs in this film are the real reason for killing the hardcore scene in the Boston area. Most real hardcore fans are at the shows for the music and to support the bands. These losers need to respect other people at the shows if they expect the same in return. They are total hypocrites and go against everything they are supposedly standing up for.
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