this year's september has seen real nineties galore on almost every vinyl blog i read on a regular basis, mine included. so i thought it might be very appropriate to finish the month with another deeply ninties rooted band. snapcase is the name. of all those lovely bands/releases of that decade snapcase was, despite their rather popular reputation, probably the least noticed by myself. i knew some stuff from their 'progression through unlearning' lp and put that on my wantlist. it wasn't really high priority, though.
one of that records i would pick up along the way, whenever a chance would appear. apparantly that didn't work out yet. when i was in düsseldorf on this year's holiday, checking out hitsville records store, i came across a nice reminder that i should put more focus towards snapcase releases. i snagged a copy of their last real full length 'end transmission'on coloured vinyl. i heard mixed opinions on that record, so i wasn't really expecting anything - i was just curious. after the first listen i was blown away at how much i liked this album. i needed some more spins to confirm my first impression and the record just got better.
a very sophisticated and progressive take on hardcore with loads of melodies, aggression and energy. check out 'believe/revolt' and 'new kata'. unfortunately my copy isn't what one would call prime condition. the sleeve is a piece of folded card and has a clipped corner and some warps. the vinyl has some surface noise but plays fine. the price was ok, too but i probably would have gotten a better copy on discogs for five bucks more. just can't walk off a store empty handed and i don't regret it at all. 835 copies on white with black bonus 7". victory records. 2002.