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Progression Through Unlearning
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Probably the most creative and continually evolving bands of the hardcore / punk genre. Motivating and inspirational lyrics coupled with intense and captivating music are what have kept Snapcase at the front of the pack. ... more »
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Probably the most creative and continually evolving bands of the hardcore / punk genre. Motivating and inspirational lyrics coupled with intense and captivating music are what have kept Snapcase at the front of the pack. BAND_MEMBERS: Dary Taberski - Vocals Jon Salemi - Guitar Tim Redmond - Drums Frank Vicario- Guitar
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Priceless! - Hardcore in it's truest and finest form.
Sunshine the Werewolf | Canada | 02/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"SNAPCASE - Progression Through Unlearning
Snapcase is one of the most underrated bands... In 5 Years they released 3 of the finest hardcore albums ever! (1997's Progression Through Unlearning, 2000's Designs for Automation and 2002's End Transmission.)
All I really have to say is any fan of music needs to get these 3 albums... Incredible song writing which is only surpassed by Daryl Taberski's Lyrical Approach... Take the Lyrics to opening track Caboose:
"do you know yourself do you know the others can you pull the weight that rides on another's shoulders
once you've lost yourself to the acceptance mask well could you find yourself it's not a simple task
self-inherence freedom comes from within take a different track it's time to see what you are made of
can you expose yourself can you peel off another layer will you make the time the time to control
because only you can save yourself only you can save your soul and once you save yourself
insecurities will die genuine qualities and true character will shine now that you belong to you
what will the others think well, soon they'll follow you you'll see they're all so weak come on
can you, let go can you, be you?"
This pretty much sums it up... They made music for themselves and succeeded in creating something unique, powerful and thought provoking...
Favorite Songs: Caboose, Zombie Prescription, She Suffocates, and Vent.
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Destroys Every Stereotype
LeftManOut | TheCityThatNeverSleeps, FL | 09/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There was a time when hardcore wasn't completely derivative and all about emo angst and breakdowns. This would be the school that Snapcase came from. Formed in Buffalo, NY in 1993, Snapcase were one of the most prominent and respected bands in hardcore, because with every record they put out, they evolved and took their sound to a new level. As it has been commented on many times, their trio of releases from 1997-2002, "Progression Through Unlearning", "Designs For Automotion" and "End Transmission" are among some of the best music released in the genre ever. This release, 1997's "Progression Through Unlearning" has the most straight forward hardcore feeling of any of the three, and it would only begin the legacy that Snapcase would leave behind.
"Caboose" is probably one of the most recognizable anthems that the band ever released, and it is a perfect way to lead off this disc. Filled with Darryl Taberski's powerful yells of empowered thinking, the band goes full force out of the gate to show the listener just exactly how intense they can be. Something I always appreciated about Snapcase though was that there was always something behind every song they wrote. Whether it was about enlightening your mind, or communicating with others, there was always something about the songs that made them real and not just pointless rambling or incoherent poetry like much of today's music. This coupled with the straight forward energy of the band is what makes "Progression Through Unlearning" my personal favorite Snapcase record. "Guilt By Ignorance" and "She Suffocates" are both frantic, powerful tracks with odd time signatures and interesting riffs. Each rounding out at less than three minutes, the band shows they are capable of packing their punch in a manageable time frame. "Caboose" and "Zombie Prescription" feature excellent vocal yells and drumming, as well as some nicely placed breakdowns and guitar fills. Although every track is great, "Harrison Bergeron" and "Breaking And Reaching" are perhaps the standouts, with their superior musicianship and great lyrical content.
While not the most musically diverse of the three stellar Snapcase releases, "Progression Through Unlearning" is the most straight-forward and energetic. This record really embodies the spirit of hardcore that has faded from a most of the bands in the scene today. For powerful, positive music with a great message, look no further than Snapcase, because there is a reason they are so revered. This, along with "Designs For Automotion" and "End Transmission" are all essential listening to any fans of the said genre. And remember you're only as weak as your mind lets you believe."
This is one of the 5 best hardcore albums ever, period.
Nico Tuscani | USA | 08/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If I was to name an album to introduce a person to hardcore, this would be it. This album is like Helmet's "Meantime" taken to the next level of intensity. Each song contains awesome drumming, crushing riffs, and Daryl's obviously heartfelt screams. These guys are unbelievably tight, and their live shows are an experience not to be missed by anyone, regardless of musical tastes. I have taken friends who are not into hardcore to their shows, and they left converted. Simply put, this album is to new school hardcore what "36 Chambers" is to rap - a landmark album that will influence an entire wave of artists."