As soothing and as menacing as an ocean tide at twilight, the quietly beautiful mood piece "Corazon Del Loco Jorge" features haunting Spanish narration as Buck's fuzz-tone bass burns like salty ocean spray in the background. "Last Ride" finds the Molesters venturing into spaghetti western territory. Pavivic's guitar shimmers like a distant mirage over galloping percussion; ethereal whistling punctuated by sharp, sudden chants recalls Ennio Morricone's Fistful of Dollars soundtrack. Other notable tracks include "Tremble & Shake," a bouncy dance number with a powerful undercurrent, co-written by American indie record mogul Art Bourasseau.
Sonic Bullets concludes on an unusual note with "Chaotica." In this lengthy number, Buck's unsettling backward-masked guitar samples buzz like hornets around a gentle bass rumble -- attracted, perhaps, by the sweet chiming of McCaughey's vibraphone. It's a fittingly strange finale to an album filled with moments of dark beauty.