Relationship of Command

At The Drive-In - Relationship of Command
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2000 Ratings: #9 / 107
User Score
Based on 263 ratings
2000 Ratings: #19
Liked by 3 people
September 12, 2000 / Release Date
LP / Format
Grand Royal / Virgin / Label
Post-Hardcore / Genres
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Saw these guys open for RATM dec 99... at the start of their set I was hating on them, but by the end I couldn’t look away. This album still gets my blood pumping.

Please note Extracurricular & Catacombs are more of the bonus track variety and were not included on the original US release.
Bro... At the Drive-In >>>>> The Mars Volta
Fantastic album, litterally every track is an absolute banger

Personal Track Ranking:
13. Sleepwalk Capsules
12. Pattern Against User
11. Rolodex Propaganda
10. Extracurricular
9. Quarantined
8. Enfilade
7. Catacombs
6. Non-Zero Possibility
5. Arcarsenal
4. Mannequin Republic
3. One Armed Scissor
2. Cosmonaut
1. Invalid Litter Dept.

But really, this is like the best post-hardcore album ever released. Everything about it is fantastic. The epic guitar riffs and the powerful, emotional vocals with the intense but thoughtful drumming is just mind-bending. It's just so good.
Its hard to look at the post-hardcore scene today without first looking for their influence from this album and from Rage Against the Machine.

This album helped to legitimize the burgeoning genre and create a new wave of metal and punk artists. This album showed that eloquence and chaos could coexist cohesively on the same album and that is truly something special.

Though no individual track stands out to me, it was an engaging listen from start to finish, but not one that I am likely to ... read more
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Track List

  1. Arcarsenal
  2. Pattern Against User
  3. One Armed Scissor
  4. Sleepwalk Capsules
  5. Invalid Litter Dept.
  6. Mannequin Republic
  7. Enfilade
  8. Rolodex Propaganda
  9. Quarantined
  10. Cosmonaut
  11. Non-Zero Possibility
  12. Extracurricular
  13. Catacombs
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