Relationship of Command

At The Drive-In - Relationship of Command
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Based on 8 reviews
2000 Ratings: #9 / 111
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Based on 320 ratings
2000 Ratings: #12
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Relationship of Command is a record that needs zero introduction. It’s one of the most iconic, influential, and immaculate albums to ever grace the post-hardcore scene, or even the punk scene overall. Despite coming out nearly 20 years ago, it sounds like it hasn’t aged a single day, and I’m here to tell you why…

I remember the day I first heard this album: picture a 14 year old me, just barely getting into heavy music and foaming at the mouth simply due to thinking ... read more
pros: blistering, ferocious and ravenous. Relationship of Command is a landmark album of post-hardcore with the aggressive vocals, the energetic drums and passionate guitars all integrated fantastically to create a brilliant record that hits you at every corner with it's relentless and ruthless efficacy; the rebellious and anthemic nature works incredibly well in favour of the album's angry and anxious themes, it delves into them through an almost maniac perception and technicality that's fluid ... read more
WOW, that was a powerhouse of an album!

Ever since I got into The Mars Volta I'd been itching to try out Omar and Cedric's previous band on the post-hardcore side of their musical endeavors, At The Drive-In. Unlike the jazz-influenced somewhat avant-garde hardcore improvisational progressive rock mixtures shown on stuff like Deloused In The Comatorium and Frances The Mute, Relationship of Command is mostly strictly post-hardcore music. But that does make it any less exciting or daring? ... read more
ok this is epic
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.
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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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