When a band survives for 15 years, the odds they've overcome are amazing. If the music they create is never embraced by mainstream audiences, the odds are stacked against them even higher; ... See full summary »
When a band survives for 15 years, the odds they've overcome are amazing. If the music they create is never embraced by mainstream audiences, the odds are stacked against them even higher; yet Sick of it All have managed to maintain a loyal following around the world, appealing to new generations of fans every year. 'The Story So Far' documents Sick of it All's career from their meager beginnings to the unexpected success that has allowed them a globe-trotting career in music. Through personal insight and octane performances, the members and those closest to them describe their transformation from adolescent malcontents to the flag-bearers of an entire genre. Written by
I've never been much of a fan of Sick Of It All. When I first heard their music in the early 90s I thought the vocals were pretty much a rip-off from the Crumbsuckers (a forgotten, but pioneering hardcore/crossover band of the highest quality), and the music was more-or-less a re-hash of stuff that's been done before, i.e. not too original. However, I did think that their live album from that period sounded very good.
But that's irrelevant. Whether you're a fan or not, this is an interesting, laid-back, unpretentious, honest look behind the scenes of a typical hardcore/crossover band. The guys are likable, there are appearances by some other familiar faces, and there are no moments to induce boredom.
There should be more of such documentaries.
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