At The Drive-In had released some under produced decent records, but never had they really taking there time to make a meaningful and timeless record like "Relationship Of Command". The first song sums up the album perfectly, " Arcarsenal", brings a energetic, meaningful, and frightening feel to this song. Any time you can have a song that combines those three elements and is a opener it has to be a classic. But unlike most screaming songs, this one has a great structure and you can understand the singers vocals perfectly. The breakdown is absolutely one of the best lines I have heard in a while: "Have you ever tasted skin". One of the best album openers of the 21st Century, and it sets up the album perfectly. 5/5. "Pattern Against User", is as intense as the opening track in it's beat but it has a more mellow feel with better lyrics and less screaming.
Genre: Post-Hardcore. 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.
Do you think that At the Drive In's new album, Relationship of Command, matches the intensity of the band's live show? George W. Bush: Thank you, Ms. Thompson. As Governor of Texas, I'm proud of these young men from El Paso. Frank Lee: If you are elected president, what do you propose to do about the inconsistencies of Relationship of Command? Al Gore: Well, yes, I do think this album is largely inconsistent. Right now, music is the most innovative it has ever been in the history of the universe. We have many, many options open to us in these times. Under the Clinton administration, we have brought music into a period of growth, of expansion, of limitlessness
Relationship of Command is the third studio album by the post-hardcore band At the Drive-In, and was released in September 2000. The band reached mainstream success through the album. The album combines an aggressive hardcore edge with a melodic drive, harmonious and emotive vocals, and surreal lyrics. While the album continues in the alternative style of At the Drive-In's previous albums, Relationship of Command is seen as a more well-rounded album than its predecessors.
Relationship of command is the greatest rock album I have heard in the last ten years. There's certainly some downtime on Relationship of Command, but when it hits you'll be smarting, and smiling.
One Armed Scissor" is a song by the American rock band At the Drive-In. It was the first single from their album Relationship of Command, and was the first At the Drive-In song to be played regularly on a number of radio stations. This is one of the most well-known At the Drive-In songs, and was their only charting single, reaching on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. It is also the encore song of their 2016 reunion tour.
|A2||Pattern Against User||3:17|
|A3||One Armed Scissor||4:20|
|B2||Invalid Litter Department||6:05|
NotesContains an MP3 download of entire album, including Extracurricular (4:00).
Second pressing on black double vinyl
All recordings ℗2000 Twenty First Chapter Records ©2013 Twenty First Chapter Records
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- ASIN: B00DJSUORE
- Barcode: 634457605510
- Matrix / Runout (Side 1): LP TFC 001-A WMM AJB
- Matrix / Runout (Side 2): LP TFC 001-B WMM AJB
- Matrix / Runout (Side 3): LP TFC 001-C WMM AJB
- Matrix / Runout (Side 4): LP TFC 001-D WMM AJB
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