Reign of Terror - Sleigh Bells
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 61
  2. Negative: 3 out of 61

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  1. Feb 21, 2012
    10
    Great album. Better than Treats, Sleigh Bells show that they are able to expand their sound to different styles, and still somehow come across as head-bangingly awesome.
  2. Feb 22, 2012
    9
    People may say it is not fresh and new as 'Treats' was, but no one can deny they've grown. The musics have much more to say, the beats are even more noise-pop, and we can hear a lot of metal-influenced melodies all around. Watch out "Never Say Die", "D.O.A." and "Comeback Kid" (that seems to be a continuation to "Kids", from 'Treats'). It's like they throw Daft Punk, Van Halen andPeople may say it is not fresh and new as 'Treats' was, but no one can deny they've grown. The musics have much more to say, the beats are even more noise-pop, and we can hear a lot of metal-influenced melodies all around. Watch out "Never Say Die", "D.O.A." and "Comeback Kid" (that seems to be a continuation to "Kids", from 'Treats'). It's like they throw Daft Punk, Van Halen and Aerosmith in a blender and mixed their music styles and references to compose this album. And it is a good damn thing. Expand
  3. Mar 22, 2012
    9
    Far more emotive and massive sounding than "Treats". Proof that you can still make lots of loud noise and display your human side while your at it. With "Reign of Terror", Sleigh Bells certainly are pushing it.
  4. Feb 27, 2012
    9
    "Treats" was a fun, great little album. Sleigh Bells have crafted an even better album with "Reign Of Terror". It's much darker, much more mature, but still just as ambitious as their debut. They've expanded their sound. All In All, "Reign Of Terror" is a stunning album that's one of the best so far of 2012. A-
  5. Jun 12, 2012
    9
    Sleigh Bells return with an amazing album, beginning to end.
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Mar 21, 2012
    80
    Packs a visceral wallop, at moments far more bruising than anything on their predecessor. [Mar 2012, p.86]
  2. Mar 21, 2012
    80
    Reign of Terror is evidence that these kids never stopped Armageddonit even once they got punk cool.
  3. Mar 12, 2012
    80
    It's impressive to hear how Sleigh Bells rock so hard with so little. [19 Feb 2012, p.52]