At the Drive-In: In Casino Out

In Casino Out

In Casino OutATDI isn’t lacking anything when it comes to energy. The lead singer screams himself raw, and gives us the Rage Against the Machine type intensity, but with a more melodic and, gulp, emotional approach. Yeah, they’re not screaming about the government and free trade, but they certainly are intent on something akin to love. This album finds them still trying to find their footing at times. The songs certainly aren’t as strong as they are on Relationship of Command, but the kernel of what is to come is there in spirit. Call it a junior version of the band that eventually emerges. This album shows them as the ugly duckling just starting to show signs of growing into the swan, but it won’t be for another full LP that they truly emerge into their true glory.