The three-man band For the Taking could be described as a metal-and-hardcore hybrid with a smattering of punk.
Or, say band members after a bit of hesitation, maybe they're "melodic hardcore," adding that figuring out where their music best fits has been the source of argument among the members for years.
Perhaps it's easier to look at what they aren't.
For starters, For the Taking does not curse or use explicit language. Take the following lyric from their song "Green and Brown" - about guitarist Jason Kantoski's girlfriend - as an example.
"Green and Brown, you have the most beautiful eyes ... Without you I don't think I could stay alive," Kantoski sings.