Album Review: Sleigh Bells
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012

  • Posted by: Joe Puglisi

The difference between "Infinity Guitars" and "True Shred Guitar" is probably the best summation of the Reign Of Terror, as opposed to 2010's Treats. "Infinity Guitars" is a loud, rambunctious, hook-filled set of pom poms brightly colored and then set on fire. "True Shred Guitar," with its faux crowd noise and polish, is overreaching and improbably boring for such a distorted mess. Sleigh Bells inadvertently fufills their own rhetoric-- whereas Treats was a welcome relief from the conventions of musical "innovation," Reign Of Terror is everything that sucked about Sleigh Bells in the first place, amplified and rolled in the mud, and then put on a pedestal, much to the chagrin of your eardrums.

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