- 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."
BenLJun 18, 2004If I could give it an 11 or 12 I would. Heck I would probably gie it a ! Million out of 10 if that was possible. There is just not enough one If I could give it an 11 or 12 I would. Heck I would probably gie it a ! Million out of 10 if that was possible. There is just not enough one can say about the greatness of this band and of this CD. They have little moments of subtlty that really help out when it gets to the energized areas of the songs. This is an album that I can sit down and listen to and never get bored with the songs. Everytime I listen I can almost feel ATDI's energy being driven into me through my headphones, making me want to yell, kick, scream, and break things. An utterly and completely beautiful album that, in my opinion, will be remembered as a classic in years to come.… Expand
willsJun 28, 2003this is a pretty incredible CD full of depth. every track is better than the next. amazing.
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
ChrisRSep 23, 2004Fantastic!! pattern against user is one of the best songs ive ever herd that hasn't been released!!
NickWOct 16, 2005I was introduced to this by my 17 year old son yesterday. I am 50 I amtotally totally blown away by it. IT IS A MASTERPIECE. I am lost for I was introduced to this by my 17 year old son yesterday. I am 50 I amtotally totally blown away by it. IT IS A MASTERPIECE. I am lost for words. IMPOSSIBLE TO OVERSTATE HOW BRILLIANT THIS ALBUM IS.… Expand
lolrofllmao0.oApr 22, 2007What an album. What a band.
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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