Snapcase's fourth full-length is a provocative quest that explores a vision of the world's future using aggressive guitar and drum riffs and lead singer Daryl Taberski's booming, defying voice.

Snapcase's fourth full-length is a provocative quest that explores a vision of the world's future using aggressive guitar and drum riffs and lead singer Daryl Taberski's booming, defying voice. Even if listeners don't agree with the group's viewpoints—see "First Word," which includes the lyrics "technology complicates simplicity"—it's obvious why acts such as P.O.D. and Thursday have cited them as an influence. Snapcase's hardcore musicality is a breath of fresh air in today's pop-leaning rock world, as is its soft-to-rough antics on tracks like "A Synthesis of Classic Forms." "Exile Etiquette" tells the tale of a journey to "reclaim identity" with the help of a haunting musical backdrop. Snapcase also challenges us to question the "federal eye in every household" on the striking "Ten A.M."—JK

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