|1. Arc Arsenal|
|2. Pattern Against User|
|3. One Armed Scissor|
|4. Sleepwalk Capsules|
|5. Invalid Litter Dept.|
|6. Mannequin Republic|
|8. Rolodex Propaganda|
|11. Non-Zero Possibility|
Re-issued with 2 bonus tracks: Extracurricular and Catacombs! ATDI's final, and most essential album of intense and creative post-hardcore.
It's rare that a band can provide a visceral thrill--Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit", Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name"--and still work the gray matter as well. Here's a band that's refined the art. Hailing from El Paso, Texas, At the Drive-In come poised somewhere between the rabid showmanship of the Make-Up and the complexity of emo pioneers the Lapse, but through sheer adrenaline, they leave both bands choking on their exhaust fumes. Sure, they've got their unique selling point--lead singer Cedric Bixler and guitarist Omar Rodriguez both sport immense Afros--but this band isn't about gimmickry. Recorded after touring with Rage Against the Machine, Relationship of Command is the punk-rock real deal, the angular hardcore dynamic of "One Armed Scissor" and "Rolodex Propaganda" (the latter featuring Iggy Pop) as focused and affecting as any recent American rock. "And the paramedics fell into the wound like a rehired scab at a fair-headed plant, an anaesthetic penance beneath a hail of contraband! / Dancing on the corpses' ashes!" spits Bixler on the album's high-water mark, "Invalid Letter Dept." What does it all mean? Do you really need to ask? --Louis Pattison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Don't bother getting that new "System Is Non-Operational" cash grab.Buy this album instead.Every song is true ATDI style and the whole CD is amazing. Read morePublished on July 10 2005 by bryandd
Fans of the better known at the drive in tracks like cosmonaught and one armed scissor should definately pick up this album...it's great from start to finish.Published on July 29 2004
This album is fantastic from begining to end, start to finish, head to toe. This was one of the rare cd's that i actually liked the first time i listened to it. Each track... Read morePublished on July 7 2004 by Luke
For the reviewer Mitch, I too shared your opinion early on about this album. I got it in the midst of the Oned Armed Scissor hype that was starting to break them back in 2000. Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by R. D. Ferreira
I bought this CD because I heard good things about it and because I loved the album De-Loused in the Comatorium by the Mars Volta band which has the lead singer Cedric and guitar... Read morePublished on June 28 2004 by H. Slater
At The Drive-In is genius. They're the best there ever was, will be, and seemingly can be. I still can listen to the same ATDI cd for hours a day and not be tired of it. Read morePublished on June 20 2004 by "an_emo_kid"
A good way to describe at the drive-in is that they have that special something. Music sounds better coming from them. Read morePublished on June 9 2004 by nympid x
Put quite simply, this is an absolutely incredible album. The way it conveys emotions just through raw musical power AND intelligence is amazing. Read morePublished on May 22 2004 by Rob Tyler