Sequels usually don't outpace the original, but it works two times over for Atrocity on this 80's cover effort. First off this go around is actually more satisfying than their first disc mining this concept, mainly due to song selection. They've concentrated on more cinematic 80's originals that fit their unique brand of dramatic goth metal, with the Talk Talk, a-ha and Icehouse nods particularly satisfying. Secondly some of these takes truly transform the songs into something beyond the original, with a special gold star to the Bronski Beat song "Smalltown Boy." The extra weight Atrocity layer on top of the (now seemingly sparse) original makes all the more apparent the conflicted teenage angst at the centre of the song. The Alphaville and Fiction Factory songs also make good use of extra drama. All in all an entertaining sequel, here's to hoping it doesn't take another nine years to follow it up!