- Record Label: Grand Royal/Virgin
- Release Date: Sep 12, 2000
Producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Deftones, Slipknot, etc.) brings a degree of alt-rock punch to the proceedings, but there's more than enough garage grit left in the grooves to keep the indie kids smirking. There's certainly some downtime on Relationship of Command, but when it hits you'll be smarting, and smiling.
Producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot) adds some arena sheen, true. But it's not enough to smooth the edges off "Arc Arsenal," a primal tantrum against rebels "robbed . . . of their cause," or to homogenize the ragged beats and mind-bending guitar flurries of "Enfilade."
MattBJun 2, 2004Truly fantastic album...band reminds me of Disaster Strikes, probably the greatest anarcho-punk band.
ChrisMar 2, 2003This cd is absolutley captivating, unlike many cd's these days. It has contrast from start to finish. I didn't find myself This cd is absolutley captivating, unlike many cd's these days. It has contrast from start to finish. I didn't find myself listening to the single the whole time because the whole rest of the cd was there. I became addicted the "Cosmonaut". Too bad they're not around anymore, but the good new's is that theres 2 new bands. The Mars Volta, and Sparta. I wouldn't call At the Drive-In "emo" just good music… Expand
Aug 21, 2012Arguably one of the most important post-hardcore albums in the history of the genre. What Bixler, Rodriguez and Co accomplished here is a trueArguably one of the most important post-hardcore albums in the history of the genre. What Bixler, Rodriguez and Co accomplished here is a true triumph. They managed to make an album that was accessible enough to bring people into the fold of post-hardcore, while still maintaining credibility among the stalwart fans of the genre through urgency, songwriting prowess and phenomenal instrumentation. Even Bixler's voice, that initially might take some getting used to, quickly becomes one of the best parts of this breathtaking album after a few listens.… Expand
JRSep 10, 2004This is my favorite CD. Ever. At the Drive-In is amazing.
samtSep 3, 2005GREATEST emocore cd off alltime? Ohhhhhh i think so
MichaelMNov 12, 2006Best album Ive ever heard.Full Stop
MattPNov 24, 2005Mindless screaming is not music. One Armed Scissor is great, and that's about it. Sounds about as revolutionary as the last sh*t I took. Mindless screaming is not music. One Armed Scissor is great, and that's about it. Sounds about as revolutionary as the last sh*t I took. Thank God for the break up because The Mars Volta is 100x better.… Expand
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