Various Artists

Dark Awakening, Vol. 2

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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman

Compiled by DJ Dirk Neveling, the second volume of Dark Awakening is a collection of 28 goth and darkwave tracks spread across two discs, with inclusions from the Mission ("Slave [To Lust]"), Clan of Xymox ("I Want You Now"), Diary of Dreams ("Butterfly: Dance"), the Convent ("First Impression of the West"), Brother Orchid ("Season of the Witch"), and Diva Destruction ("The Broken Ones"). Most of these songs are just as melodic as they are dark, spiked with all the usual characteristics that color the style being documented. Though hardly definitive, it documents the movement during the late '90s and early 2000s better than most.

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