Reign of Terror

Mom + Pop Music
Release date
21 Feb 2012
Running length
11 tracks
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1 True Shred Guitar 2:20 77,338
2 Born to Lose 3:53 86,763
3 Crush 3:19 74,140
4 End of the Line 3:38 78,123
5 Leader of the Pack 2:43 61,141
6 Comeback Kid 3:00 142,737
7 Demons 3:03 76,082
8 Road to Hell 3:21 57,076
9 You Lost Me 4:30 53,185
10 Never Say Die 3:40 49,675
11 D.O.A. 2:57 48,299

About this album

Reign of Terror is the second studio album by the American noise pop duo Sleigh Bells. The album will be released through Mom+Pop on February 21, 2012

The writing process for Reign of Terror began during the touring cycle for Sleigh Bells’ debut album Treats in 2010. The song writing for Reign of Terror was a more collaborative effort between group members Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss, as the majority of the songs on Treats were written solely by Miller before Krauss joined the group. Krauss’ musical background is primarily in pop music, and her contributions to the album included pop song structures such as bridges, counter-melodies and pre-choruses. In addition to traditional pop music song structures, Reign of Terror also features a more guitar-centered sound. According to Miller, “With Treats it was less clear to me whether Sleigh Bells was going to be a guitar band or if we were going to do more sample-heavy stuff. With this record I had to pick sides. The beats are still important to me, but the guitar won.” Sleigh Bells also described the album as being heavy, immense and huge, and a press release described it as “the sonic equivalent of a beautiful shotgun to the head.” Lyrically, Reign of Terror features songs that are emotionally heavy, differing from the songs on Treats which were described as “party music” by Miller.

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  • VadiushaKomarov

    rating 8/10

    10 Nov 2014 Reply
  • urrrgh


    2 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Carpe4Diem

    Альбом хорош, но мрачноват по сравнению с прошлым.

    21 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Expo

    this album grew on me so fucking much. treats still doesn't do it for me but this one is dreamy as hell and i love it.

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • gabelen

    actually a pretty awesome one

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • IvanGjr

    It'd be so much better if these were vans...

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • JasonBard

    greentexting on how cute

    26 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Parabellum13x

    >End of The Line and You Lost Me > Not dream pop > ahahahahaha

    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Ivyxxo

    Great album.

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
  • yourdadsbff


    20 Jan 2013 Reply
  • JasonBard

    maybe it is a little i wouldnt totally classify it as dream pop tho

    16 Jan 2013 Reply
  • JasonBard

    i cant believe so many people don't understand this record. it's ridiculous.

    16 Jan 2013 Reply
  • JasonBard

    dude this is totally not dream pop lol.

    16 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Bosc

    album of the year for me maybe. true shred guitar and never say die i can throw away but the rest is some of the best dream pop i've ever heard. still obsessed.

    31 Dec 2012 Reply
  • klippshaw

    better than treats imo

    20 Nov 2012 Reply
  • davygrohl

    definitely underrated. A couple of the songs blend together at the end of the record and it drags a bit, but overall its a good album.

    30 Oct 2012 Reply
  • raffy_rillo

    One of top picks for the album of the year.

    7 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Saraiva-kun

    I'm missing the noise power... But I still do like ROT ♥

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • JasonBard

    still is my 2012 AOTY. im curious to see if death grips NO LOVE DEEP WEB will take that spot or not.

    16 Sep 2012 Reply
  • KingAzakun

    Reign Of Terror is good, but Treats is better =/

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
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