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27 April 2006
Snapcase 'End Transmission'
so, honestly, i was never really into Snapcase before we toured with them. their early stuff was the kind of hardcore i just didn't get. Snapcase was together for a long time. Adam put on a show for them in Denver or Colorado Springs way back. long before i was going to shows.
'End Transmission' was their last official album. 'Bright Flashes' came out afterward, but it was a collection of b-sides and covers.
'End Transmission' embodies the perfect balance of hardcore in rock. not too 'tough'. not 'chuggy'. not overly technical without reason. little screaming. it does have clear, straight forward rock beats. good riffs. powerfull dynamics. and they allowed themselves to write slower and lighter songs, invoking a higher level of emotion and feeling.
Daryl has a very strange voice. one that took a while to grow on me. it's not quite a scream, not quite sung, more of a yell. for some reason it works perfectly.
experiencing their raw power night after night was awe-inspiring. another band that never got what they deserved. watching Snapcase was like being taught how to be in a band, how to perform, how to carry yourself. professionalism. everything about their band inspired me to be a better musician. i have the highest level of respect for those guys. it's unfortunate they weren't able to pull through.
'End Transmission' is a career defining record. highly influential.
Greg and Vaux.
Release date: By 24 September, 2002
The Snapcase, Boysetsfire, Atreyu, Vaux tour was the best show I have been to for a long time. I don't think I have seen a better combination of talented musicians.
This was the first tour I saw Vaux play. I was blown away by the light show you put on. Joe's Drumming also caught my eye and i watched for every time he put the drumstick in the air and twirled it.
Snapcase is also the one band i own the most music of because of Daryl's amazing way of saying things.
End Transmission is one of the most amazing concept albums i have ever listened to. and with out Bright Flashes the story would never have been completed. There are a few tracks that didn't make it on the E.T. but are vital to the story. when i listen to ET i organize them in the order that is laid out in the insert.
Daryl also took some lyrics from Modest Mouse's Tiny Cities Made of Ashes off of The Moon And Antarctica and while reading the insert i saw that it was connected to Issac Brock. and at the time i didn't know about modest mouse, i had heard about them but i didn't know the music. and that is how i got into that form of music.
I love you guys for this. and I cant wait to see you again in June at Boom Va. although i don't like the venue because the guys who run it are dicks to the local bands.
I hope Daryl and the other boys of Snapcase are doing something cool.
- Colin Roe Ledbetter