Relationship of Command [Bonus Tracks] [13 Tracks]by At the Drive-In
Within the opening moments of Relationship of Command, At the Drive-In hit full-speed, with crunching guitars, thrashing drums, and full-throated screams. "Arc Arsenal" is all pent-up emotion and an apt introduction for a band that made their name as an energetic and cathartic live act, touring the emo circuit with groups such as the Get Up Kids. For their third album, At the Drive-In relocated from El Paso, Texas, to Los Angeles, signed to the Beastie Boys' Grand Royal label, and enlisted producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit), who captures their controlled chaos by sharpening the songs' dynamic shifts. With the fervor of someone inciting a revolution, vocalist Cedric Bixler rants in non sequitur declamations ("Yes, this is a campaign slogan/Entrails in the cargo bay"), and it's no wonder that Iggy Pop seems right at home duetting on "Rolodex Propaganda": Detroit's Stooges and MC5 are grandfathers of ATDI's agit-rock. Occasionally, though, the mayhem subsides. A melancholy piano anchors the spoken-word tale "Invalid Litter Dept.," and on "Pattern Against User," the clotted guitar chords cede to an interlude of interlocking melodic lines. Even when the needles aren't in the red, Relationship of Command is intense, and intensely satisfying.
- Release Date:
- Fearless Records
Performance CreditsAt the Drive-In Primary Artist
Paul Drake Pilot Vocals
Technical CreditsGabriel el Chino Gonzalez Sound System
Chuck Johnson Engineer
Ross Robinson Producer,Audio Production
Damon Locks Illustrations
At the Drive-In Composer
Blaise James Navigator
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This album has many spectacular and raw elements. GREAT for workout and meditation.
Not since I heard the Refused album ''The Shape of Punk To Come'' have I been blown away as I have with this compact disk. Cedric and company impressed with In/Casino/Out and the in between LP Vaya but this is by far their best effort yet and it simply rocks like nothing else out on the market today!
At the Drive In are an amazing band, possibly the rawest and most frenetic live act of all time; they have released an album that deserves to be hyped. Thankfully, its nothing like rage-against-the-machine and it blows away fugazis last couple of releases (barring their latest '' the argument'' which it easily matches) they mantain theyre musical integrity with their first major label release. ATDI recently called an indefinite end to their touring and recording after seven years non-stop work. I just hope ''indefinite'' means not what i think it does.
this album changed my life. it can do the same for you. buy it.
this cd showed a new style for at the drive in.... i personally prefer in casino out...or acrobatic tenament... but i am into more indy emo screaming stuff...at the drive in has been my favorite band for 4 years...but i feel this cd doesnt show the true feelings of the band members.. it is still very good, if it were another band...but not ATDI..sorry just didnt cut it for me