Reign of Terror

Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
Critic Score
Based on 29 reviews
2012 Ratings: #406 / 1095
User Score
Based on 148 ratings
2012 Ratings: #198
Liked by 1 person
February 21, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mom + Pop / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Consequence of Sound

They’re not just throwing hooks and loops to the wall to see what sticks; the two are primarily writing songs and adding hooks and loops for color.

82
Pitchfork

Reign of Terror is a brash, hyperactive set of songs, but Miller and Krauss' synthesis of disparate strands is exceptionally graceful

80
NME

The way they’ve leapfrogged their contemporaries in terms of ambition and scope is terrifying.

80
Under The Radar

This is an album to be taken in one 36-minute shot straight to the cranium, cranked as high as your ears will allow.

80
Drowned in Sound

Whereas Treats was chopped and spat,Reign Of Terror galumphs like the proverbial leviathan it is. The needle has shifted from 'dance' to 'rock'.

77
Beats Per Minute

Whenever Krauss and Miller venture into familiar territory, and there’s plenty of cases in which they do, the album transitions from being a thrilling reintroduction into a merely serviceable repeat.

75
The 405

The occasional weaker song prevents this, like Treats, from becoming a classic album but it will be enjoyed by anybody from the first listen.

70
PopMatters

While Reign of Terror may not yield results that are as instantly and consistently compelling as Treats did, the latest album has the potential to grow on you

70
musicOMH

That’s not to say that their second album doesn’t contain the moments of unfurled energy that abounded from Treats - they’re just less frequent.

70
No Ripcord

Reign of Terror pulls enough punches to match the pure entertainment of Treats, and manages to be emotionally engaging too.

58
A.V. Club

Without its shocking abrasion, the band’s take on ironic metal feels tiresome.

50
Tiny Mix Tapes

The duo pumps out plenty of volume, but the whole thing is less assaultive.

chinz
77
I only liked 5/11 tracks here, and those tracks mostly make up for the weaker tracks, but that doesn't justify me listening to this album from front to back again.
Slush_Puppy
64
I loved the juxtaposition of the sweet vocals and harsh production on their fist album Treats but on Reign of Terror, Sleigh bells pushes it further with even sweeter vocals which creates a less blended sound.
Z.Younk
63
In 2010 Treats was very popular and refreshing sounding, this was a just a major letdown like an album of b-sides from 2 year prior.
EmiMoment
90
I FUCKING LOVE SLEIGH BELLS !!!!!!! AGHHGHHGHG I LOVE SLEIGH BELLS SO MUCH !!!!!! WHO NEW CHEERLEADER TYPE VOCALS BACKED BY KICK ASS GUITAR WORK AND DISTORTED SYNTH/DRUM LOOPS COULD WORK SO WELLLLL AHHGHHGHGHGHGHG,

Best songs: True Shred Guitar, Born To Lose, Crush, End of the Line, Leader of the Pack, Demons, Road To Hell, You Lost Me, Never Say Die, D.O.A.

Meh songs: Comeback Kid

decent 9/10
merduardo
90
Eu particularmente sempre preferi esse álbum ao Treats, embora ambos sejam igualmente fantásticos. Treats foi uma estreia avassaladora e Reign of Terror é um aperfeiçoamento.

Fav tracks: Demons, Leader of the Pack, True Shred Guitar, Born To Lose e End of the Line
Least fav: Comeback Kid
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Added on: December 7, 2011