My Ys IV Perfect Collection trilogy is finally complete, and Volume 2 turns out to be my second favorite, after Volume 3 and before Volume 1. As always, J.D.K. delivers a fine collection of power rock. Just like the other volumes, this one has a certain feel unique to it. Generally speaking, most of the songs are somber. There are a few badass tracks that take after Volume 3, but almost no happy, feel-good tracks as in Volume 1.
It was nice to see some more familar melodies from Ys 1 make appearances. I guarantee you haven't heard a mix of "Feena" quite like this one... it's pretty, um, powerful. "Tower Of The Shadow Of Death" gets my honorary "James-Brown-Can-I-Get-Some-Hits-a!!" award with its playful, funky brass section. "Mega Mix #2" is quite good, but probably ranks third as far as those are concerned. It certainly doesn't edge out #3.
Any more review would be redundant. Anyone familiar with the other two CDs in this series will have a good idea what this installment is like. These bad boys are becoming pretty difficult to find, so if you're interested, make sure to get your orders in before they join the ranks of Dracula New Classic and -sniff- the first Orchestral Game Concert CDs.