Atrocity

Two Originals

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Bundling together the band's 1997 covers album, Werk 80, with the two-disc best-of and rarities compilation Non Plus Ultra: 1989-1999, Two Originals makes for a perfect gateway into the career of German goth metal outfit Atrocity. Featuring plenty of original material as well as covers of '80s classics like Tears for Fears' "Shout," David Bowie's "Let's Dance," and Soft Cell's (by way of Gloria Jones) "Tainted Love," this three-disc set finds the band looking at '80s musical excess through a punishing industrial filter. While the songs here don't quite have the fire and raw aggression of the band's earlier work, they're certainly a fun diversion.

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