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Metacritic Music Reviews, Relationship Of Command by At the Drive-In, This is the final release for At The Drive-In, who later split to form groups Rolling Stone . Relationship of Command is the third studio album by the post-hardcore band At the Drive-In, . The album was ranked at number on Spin's "The Best Albums of the Past "At the Drive-In – Relationship of Command – Album Review". Home · Reviews · Album Reviews When you're being lined up alongside [a] Queens Of The Stone Age[/a] For [a]At The Drive-In[/a], rock'n'roll is much more important than that. Far from being another in a long line of sanitised American punk rock albums, 'Relationship Of Command' sounds REAL.
Grand Royal Release Date: Limp Bizkit featured highly of course, along with Slipknot and all the other nu-metal bands of the moment. The crowds knew what to expect though.
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The advertisers had already done their job for these rockers. The promo behind At the drive-in however, arrived late. After two albums already under their belt and a list of shows around America as long as your arm, the Texas posse had failed to gain major recognition, until this summer. As soon as one music journal focuses attention in one particular direction, the others tend to follow suit, and this was the case for ATDI, who to be fair deserved the attention it brought to them.
It seems when good news comes, it spreads quickly!
I arrived at the smallest of the Reading stages, ten minutes before ATDI were due to begin, and was amazed at just how many people were there! The crowds stretched for literally 50 metres outside of the Carling tent, people totally squeezed together, kids climbing onto shoulders for a better view of the only half visible stage.
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It always amazes me how so many people can be convinced of something, without actually ever testing it themselves. At least half the people in that audience would have never heard more than one ATDI song before in their lives, myself included.
Opening track 'Arcarsenal' is case in point. Vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala rasps, screams and charges through an avalanche of abstract and exciting lyrics that seem nothing more than random combinations of pronouns, verbs and nouns, but phrases will catch on and slowly begin to make sense.
A lot of At the Drive-In's appeal rests with these impenetrable lyrics and the band's kinetic ferocity. Rest assured, 'Relationship of Command' is a musical thrill ride unlike any who've come before. The reggae-tinged middle sections is unexpected, but very effective.
It epitomizes one side of the album the softer sidewhile 'Arcarsenal' highlights the other Fugazi influenced frenzy. When the two come together, 'Relationship of Command' becomes recognized as a music tour-de-force. Fractured guitar notes stab at the bass, which pummels at the vocals, while the incredibly aggressive drumming assaults all the space in-between. All these scattered pieces assault and merge into a flooring chorus, which is one of the finest moments on a 21st century rock record.
Few people have forgotten the first time they heard 'One Armed Scissor', a testament to its originality and power.
At The Drive-In - Relationship of Command - Reviews - Album of The Year
At the Drive-In's songs always seem to be a matter of mystery; will they dive with both feet into psychedelica, or offset the constant rasping with a pop melody before erupting with more thrash-influenced riffage" It could be argued that the album's most off-kilter moments work the best. Closer 'Non-zero Possibility', the most haunting and perplexing song on the album, takes everything previously hinted to the extreme. Elsewhere, the band experiment with electronica on 'Enfilade'.