This is the Americas Hardcore Volume 2 Comp from Triple B Records. As I say, I wasn't going to get this but after seeing what Marcus had to say on it and seeing the way the comp had been treated by BBB with it's superb packaging and inlay booklet with every band getting a page like the great comps of old I couldn't help but feel like I wanted it.
This appeared with the Backtrack record in the GoTheDistance distro a couple of days later so it seemed almost written in the stars that I should pick it up and at a good price. Really glad I did now, this thing looks superb and as I've already mentioned I love the booklet that comes with it. All compilations should have something similar, it should be the law.
This is a really good compilation. I was familiar with most of the bands but there's a few that I wasn't which is always the point of a good compilation to turn you on to new bands you may have overlooked.