Drive Like Jehu and Fugazi were frequently cited as key influences on the brilliant At the Drive-in and the comparison is clear. DLJ combine the ear for a big riff and the songwriting ability of Fugazi, the love of noise-making of Sonic Youth (without the occasional meandering), and the direction and intensity of Steve Albini's various projects to brilliant effect, on this their second and final album. The vocals will be familiar to anyone who's heard Cedric Bixler's, although the lyrics are less cryptic. The majority of the songs on this album are of the very loud and very fast variety, but whereas ATDi tended to build from the start of a song and ratchet up the intensity, DLJ dive headfirst and see if they can keep the pace up, whilst the slower songs are built up on circling repetitive riffs and layered instrumentation similar to ATDi's. With three added songs on to the original album the CD lasts around 70 minutes but listening, you are left with hardly a moment to be distracted and the whole package is a stunning and exhilirating journey for both the heart and the mind. It is thoroughly recommended to any person who likes any of the above mentioned bands or are into post-hardcore which is prepared to push the boundaries of the genre.