Sleigh Bells rock really hard. Their name makes them sound like some kind of twee indie dance band but they’re more like a heavy metal version of LCD Soundsystem. Their second album, Reign of Terror (God, could that name be any cooler?), leaked the other day and is available for streaming pretty much everywhere. In a genre that focuses on seeming cool just as much as the music Sleigh Bells aren’t concerned with shoegazing, just head banging.
Reign of Terror is the perfect name for the groups second album. It’s dense, aggressive, and much darker than their first album. Where Treats came across like more of a party record, Reign of Terror was made after the duo had more pressure put on them. They avoid the sophomore slump by stomping through chant choruses and using a streamlined wall of sound. It’s a crusher.
The album is officially released this Tuesday and they’ll appear this weekend on SNL. Here’s the FREAKING awesome video for their first single “Comeback Kid”: