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The Quality and The Signature of Sleigh Bells continues,
This review is from: Reign Of Terror (Audio CD)
Treats is still one of my favourite debut albums of recent years, and naturally left me wondering. Can they do that again?
Interesting though, whereas Treats was a no holds barred Noise pop slice of exuberance, Reign of Terror although true to Noise Pop's themes of remorseless waves of electronics, guitars and defiant voice refusing to be drowned out, shows at times a more lyrical and comparatively wistful tone to the album; although you might not think so with the first track, a fearsome and wild live True Shred Guitar. Yet the three tracks End of the Line, Leader of the Pack (no not the Shangri-Las 1960s classic) and Comeback Kid all suggest Sleigh Bells are not afraid to work in slightly different areas including lyrics more to do with relationships. Still pumping out the rhythm and the excitement though and my feet are tapping. I am pleased to say that Sleigh Bells have established themselves.