Sleigh Bells – End Of The Line

February 21, 2012

Just when you thought the bombast of Sleigh Bells couldn’t be pushed farther; that the crank-it-to-eleven mentality was stretched to its limits, Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss go ahead and title their newest album Reign Of Terror. And, after hearing “Comeback Kid,” the title seemed deserved, maybe so fitting that it was bordering on campy. But what makes Sleigh Bells more than a gimmick band is tracks like “End Of The Line.” Like “Rill Rill,” the best song off of Treats, “End Of The Line” feels endearingly earnest and sweet–the perfect compliment to the awesome, but often aggressive guitar riffs that tend to characterize Sleigh Bells.