History AwesomeMusic / Castlevania

28th Apr '16 7:47:46 PM SneaselSawashiro
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ru-HZ4_zkY "Guardian"]], the track that plays in the Saturn version of SotN when you fight Maria.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ru-HZ4_zkY "Guardian"]], the track that plays in the Saturn version of SotN the game when you fight Maria.
4th Apr '16 11:34:28 PM harharhar
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RqGeEsXJWY "Requiem For The Gods"]]. Very eerie, very ''very'' beautiful beyond words.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RqGeEsXJWY "Requiem For The Gods"]].Gods"]], the chapel theme. Very eerie, very ''very'' beautiful beyond words.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NNubbYW71M "Requiem For The Dark Souls"]], arranged version, in (oddly) ''Lament Of Innocence'' official soundtrack. All those choirs...

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NNubbYW71M "Requiem For The Dark Souls"]], the arranged version, version of the chapel theme, in (oddly) ''Lament Of Innocence'' official soundtrack. All those choirs...
4th Mar '16 1:12:53 AM mlsmithca
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* If you think ''Final Toccata'' is the paragon of evil-sounding organ, try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BapQXrhSpQo Chaconne in C Moll]]! It's exclusive to the Saturn version of the game, sadly - it plays in the Haunted Prison, one of the two Saturn exclusive areas of the game. But this music more than makes up for it; it's practically OminousPipeOrgan embodied.

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* If you think ''Final Toccata'' "Final Toccata" is the paragon of evil-sounding organ, try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BapQXrhSpQo Chaconne in C Moll]]! It's exclusive to the Saturn version of the game, sadly - it plays in the Haunted Prison, one of the two Saturn exclusive areas of the game. But this music more than makes up for it; it's practically OminousPipeOrgan embodied.
3rd Mar '16 11:47:07 PM harharhar
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrN4ctPIAVU "The Tragic Prince"]]. Possibly the single most rockingly awesome piece from ''Symphony of the Night''; just get past that sneaky intro that lulls you into a placid state before pounding you with the most incredible guitar riffs. Amazing. It's also in ''Harmony of Despair'' under the new name of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z6eomIIjVk "Pitiful Scion".]]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrN4ctPIAVU "The Tragic Prince"]]. Possibly the single most rockingly awesome piece from ''Symphony of the Night''; just get past that sneaky intro that lulls you into a placid state before pounding you with the most incredible guitar riffs. Amazing. It's also in In ''Harmony of Despair'' under the new name of Of Despair'', it has been renamed as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z6eomIIjVk "Pitiful Scion".]]



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZjDUw5VDUY "Final Toccata"]]. Admittedly, Website/{{Youtube}}'s limited audio here doesn't quite do it justice, but you have to love such a multilayered decadently evil-sounding organ-tacular 5/4 time track. Seriously. Some tropers may find it driving them insane - it does play almost everywhere in the Inverted Castle - but it's still fantastic. If you think THAT's an evil sounding organ-tacular piece, try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BapQXrhSpQo Chaconne in C Moll]]! It's exclusive to the Saturn version of the game, sadly - it plays in the Haunted Prison, one of the two Saturn exclusive areas of the game. But this music more than makes up for it, it's practically OminousPipeOrgan embodied.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZjDUw5VDUY "Final Toccata"]]. Admittedly, Website/{{Youtube}}'s limited audio here doesn't quite do it justice, but you have to love such a multilayered decadently evil-sounding organ-tacular 5/4 time track. Seriously. Some tropers may find it driving them insane - it does play almost everywhere in the Inverted Castle - but it's still fantastic. fantastic.
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If you think THAT's an evil sounding organ-tacular piece, ''Final Toccata'' is the paragon of evil-sounding organ, try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BapQXrhSpQo Chaconne in C Moll]]! It's exclusive to the Saturn version of the game, sadly - it plays in the Haunted Prison, one of the two Saturn exclusive areas of the game. But this music more than makes up for it, it; it's practically OminousPipeOrgan embodied.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NNubbYW71M "Requiem For The Dark Souls"]], arranged version in (oddly) ''Lament Of Innocence'' official soundtrack. All those choirs...

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NNubbYW71M "Requiem For The Dark Souls"]], arranged version version, in (oddly) ''Lament Of Innocence'' official soundtrack. All those choirs...



* ''Portrait of Ruin'' brought us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gIjO2gML3A "Piercing Silence"]], one of the two boss themes which plays for the WakeUpCallBoss Dullahan and the more classic bosses, like Death and Medusa. It pratically screams "you're fucked" and warns you that no, ''this'' MetroidVania is NOT that easy. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3IZxbMf0XY Harmony of Despair]]'' version.

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* ''Portrait of Ruin'' brought us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gIjO2gML3A "Piercing Silence"]], Silence"]] (or the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3IZxbMf0XY Harmony of Despair]]'' version too), one of the two boss themes which plays for the WakeUpCallBoss Dullahan and the more classic bosses, like Death and Medusa. It pratically screams "you're fucked" and warns you that no, ''this'' MetroidVania is NOT that easy. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3IZxbMf0XY Harmony of Despair]]'' version.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZCpykVRFEs "Invitation of A Crazed Moon"]]. Like all ''Castlevania'' first stage music, it is awesome in its own way, and most importantly it doesn't get old, considering that we will visiting that particular area a lot. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_NEfUUJ1yM Harmony of Despair]]'' version.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZCpykVRFEs "Invitation of A Crazed Moon"]].Moon"]] (or check the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_NEfUUJ1yM Harmony of Despair]]'' version). Like all ''Castlevania'' first stage music, it is awesome in its own way, and most importantly it doesn't get old, considering that we will visiting that particular area a lot. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_NEfUUJ1yM Harmony of Despair]]'' version.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnELvwsJ7zM "Dissonant Courage"]], one of the boss themes, will likely set even the most anti-digital headbanger off with digitized drumming, a jaw-dropping bass and one of the catchiest melodies ''ever''. Try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eIe4rfTr9g the arranged version]] for more headbanging.
* "An Empty Tome" is particularly awesome not just because of the song itself, but because of how it was used, making it one of the best examples of this trope. The music starts playing at a moment where the main character has just defeated a difficult boss, lost a lot of her friends, and is finally venturing into Dracula's Castle to finish things. And when you do enter the castle, you discover that it's about as big as the rest of the game combined, and it's also the most difficult area yet, as opposed to every other Metroidvania so far, where you start off in the castle. The sense of accomplishment in reaching this level, combined with the music, made this one of the best moments in gaming in 2008. "An Empty Tome" is remixed for ''Judgment'' as well, with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucQEZtKYlBY 110% more electric guitar.]] Surprisingly, it works.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnELvwsJ7zM "Dissonant Courage"]], one of the boss themes, will likely set even the most anti-digital headbanger off with digitized drumming, a jaw-dropping bass and one of the catchiest melodies ''ever''. Try And then came [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eIe4rfTr9g the arranged version]] for that is even more headbanging.
* "An Empty Tome" is particularly awesome not just because of the song itself, but because of how it was used, making it one of the best examples of this trope. The music starts playing at a moment where the main character has just defeated a difficult boss, lost a lot of her friends, and is finally venturing into Dracula's Castle to finish things. And when you do enter the castle, you discover that it's about as big as the rest of the game combined, and it's also the most difficult area yet, as opposed to every other Metroidvania so far, where you start off in the castle. The sense of accomplishment in reaching this level, combined with the music, made this one of the best moments in gaming in 2008. "An Empty Tome" is remixed for And then ''Judgment'' as well, with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucQEZtKYlBY adds 110% more electric guitar.]] Surprisingly, it works.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LpXknUdNcs "Order of the Demon"]]. They did the unthinkable by replacing "Dance of Illusions" as the Dracula Fight music, and then surprised everyone by having their replacement be one of ''the best final boss themes of all time.'' Check out the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg8VjQNNjog Harmony of Despair]]'' version.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LpXknUdNcs "Order of the Demon"]]. They did the unthinkable by replacing "Dance of Illusions" as the Dracula Fight music, and then surprised everyone by having their replacement be one of ''the best final boss themes of all time.'' Check out the '' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg8VjQNNjog Harmony of Despair]]'' version.then gives it another jab.
3rd Mar '16 8:42:15 PM harharhar
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RqGeEsXJWY "Requiem For The Gods"]]. Very eerie, very ''very'' beautiful beyond words.


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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NNubbYW71M "Requiem For The Dark Souls"]], arranged version in (oddly) ''Lament Of Innocence'' official soundtrack. All those choirs...
4th Feb '16 8:06:39 AM Uttergenius
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8th Jan '16 7:18:52 PM mlsmithca
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AZ5XZHIDh0 "Vampire Killer"]], the first stage music from the first game. This one has been used quite a bit since then, to say the least.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0w35exSNkQ Here you go]]. Vampire Killer from different 25 games. Since two games have two variatons, it results in [[UpToEleven 27 Vampire Killer themes in about 24 minutes]]. And yes, it includes [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Resurrection]].

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AZ5XZHIDh0 "Vampire Killer"]], the first stage music from the first game. This one has been used quite a bit since then, to say the least.
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least. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0w35exSNkQ Here you go]]. Vampire Killer from different 25 games. Since two games have two variatons, it results in [[UpToEleven 27 Vampire Killer themes in about 24 minutes]]. And yes, it includes [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Resurrection]].



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwH4yoI8rws "Wicked Child"]]. If you don't like beeps and boops, try the [[http://djpretzel.web.aplus.net/songs/Castlevania_The_Raven_OC_ReMix.mp3 metal version]] from our friends at [[http://www.ocremix.org/ Overclocked Remix]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCfj9tXVhnE Or the Arcade version.]]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwH4yoI8rws "Wicked Child"]]. If you don't like beeps and boops, try the [[http://djpretzel.web.aplus.net/songs/Castlevania_The_Raven_OC_ReMix.mp3 metal version]] from our friends at [[http://www.ocremix.org/ Overclocked Remix]].
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Remix]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCfj9tXVhnE Or the Arcade version.]]



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiazILmn0vQ "Mad Forest",]] the theme from the forests in Block 3; Japanese version for extra awesome.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9nAO_kwRq0 Castlevania Judgment]]'' version for extra EXTRA awesome.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiazILmn0vQ "Mad Forest",]] the theme from the forests in Block 3; Japanese version for extra awesome.
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awesome. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9nAO_kwRq0 Castlevania Judgment]]'' version for extra EXTRA awesome.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFvTpDmZLkc "Aquarius"]], the intense Block 7 stage music on the Grant/Sypha path, and its remix from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xpHAAw5egc Circle of the Moon]]''.
** The ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D9JzR7RjPw Harmony of Despair]]'' version gives the song a nice rock remix.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFvTpDmZLkc "Aquarius"]], the intense Block 7 stage music on the Grant/Sypha path, and its remix from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xpHAAw5egc Circle of the Moon]]''.
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Moon]]''. The ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D9JzR7RjPw Harmony of Despair]]'' version gives the song a nice rock remix.



* [[http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=f42x1j8BGmI "Clockwork Vampire",]] Dhsu's remix of the ''Castlevania III'' clocktower theme, is simply epic.
* As was said above, a remixer named Goat re-arranged the [[http://www.powergoat.com/page2.html soundtrack]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfajglrMOB0 "Flashback"]], the beautiful credits theme. Totally worth it after beating [[NintendoHard this game]].

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* [[http://ca.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f42x1j8BGmI "Clockwork Vampire",]] Dhsu's remix of the ''Castlevania III'' clocktower theme, is simply epic.
* As was said above, a A remixer named Goat re-arranged the [[http://www.powergoat.com/page2.html soundtrack]].
* [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfajglrMOB0 "Flashback"]], the beautiful credits theme. Totally worth it after beating [[NintendoHard this game]].



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3NtGrZ_RpQ "Battle of the Holy"]], one of the only worthwhile songs in the [[NintendoHard god damn hard]] ''Castlevania Adventure'', Christopher Belmont's debut game (The final stage theme, "Revenge", being the other.) Yep, the game may be frustrating. But that piece of music pretty much makes up for it.
** The extremely catchy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqZizYrOmMY "Death Fair"]] makes one of the most diabolical stages in gaming history much more tolerable.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3NtGrZ_RpQ "Battle of the Holy"]], one of the only worthwhile songs in the [[NintendoHard god damn hard]] ''Castlevania Adventure'', Christopher Belmont's debut game (The final stage theme, "Revenge", being the other.) Yep, the game may be frustrating. But that piece of music pretty much makes up for it.
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it. The extremely catchy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqZizYrOmMY "Death Fair"]] makes one of the most diabolical stages in gaming history much more tolerable.



* "Moon Fight", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dptf_kOVakc Original]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J07BQI2y7do SC-55]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0ZFLHng23Q Arranged]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeVAK8glTMk Dracula X Chronicles version]].
* "Tower of Dolls", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMDcDmnBGD0 Original]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLLB3qNEOlg SC-55]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1N6O3bPjoM Arranged]].
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9612M3vDMU Order of Ecclesia version]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_gAyI7y_aE Judgment version]].

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* "Moon Fight", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dptf_kOVakc Original]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J07BQI2y7do SC-55]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0ZFLHng23Q Arranged]].
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Arranged]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeVAK8glTMk Dracula X Chronicles version]].
* "Tower of Dolls", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMDcDmnBGD0 Original]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLLB3qNEOlg SC-55]] and SC-55]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1N6O3bPjoM Arranged]].
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Arranged]], and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9612M3vDMU Order of Ecclesia version]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_gAyI7y_aE Judgment version]].



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndKxSE8qfn4 Slash]] and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xh_7cIF7Lc Judgment version]].
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJyHhwxV0Dk Harmony of Despair]]'' version.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndKxSE8qfn4 Slash]] and Slash]], the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xh_7cIF7Lc Judgment version]].
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version]], and the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJyHhwxV0Dk Harmony of Despair]]'' version.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9KyV4zrdvE "The Sinking Old Sanctuary"]].
** For those who like the ''Circle of the Moon'' version, you can hear it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RaZtKUt4MA here]], and for those who like the ''Legacy of Darkness'' version, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRrJQiYR5Gw here it is]].

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9KyV4zrdvE "The Sinking Old Sanctuary"]].
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Sanctuary"]]. For those who like the ''Circle of the Moon'' version, you can hear it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RaZtKUt4MA here]], and for those who like the ''Legacy of Darkness'' version, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRrJQiYR5Gw here it is]].



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH9X1iRAjC0 "Iron Blue Intention"]].
** Remixed twice, once for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4Nw--_-N0g Portrait of Ruin]]'', and again for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTbror-zFY8 Judgment]]''.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH9X1iRAjC0 "Iron Blue Intention"]].
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Intention"]]. Remixed twice, once for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4Nw--_-N0g Portrait of Ruin]]'', and again for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTbror-zFY8 Judgment]]''.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrN4ctPIAVU "The Tragic Prince"]]. Possibly the single most rockingly awesome piece from ''Symphony of the Night''; just get past that sneaky intro that lulls you into a placid state before pounding you with the most incredible guitar riffs. Amazing.
** It's also in ''Harmony of Despair'' under the new name of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z6eomIIjVk "Pitiful Scion".]]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrN4ctPIAVU "The Tragic Prince"]]. Possibly the single most rockingly awesome piece from ''Symphony of the Night''; just get past that sneaky intro that lulls you into a placid state before pounding you with the most incredible guitar riffs. Amazing.
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Amazing. It's also in ''Harmony of Despair'' under the new name of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z6eomIIjVk "Pitiful Scion".]]



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgF0uBjCds0 "Dracula's Castle"]]. Rocks in an '80s synthesizer sort of way.
** ''Harmony of Despair'' welcomes us back to 1997. ManlyTears optional.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgF0uBjCds0 "Dracula's Castle"]]. Rocks in an '80s synthesizer sort of way.
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way. ''Harmony of Despair'' welcomes us back to 1997. ManlyTears optional.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZjDUw5VDUY "Final Toccata"]]. Admittedly, Website/{{Youtube}}'s limited audio here doesn't quite do it justice, but you have to love such a multilayered decadently evil-sounding organ-tacular 5/4 time track. Seriously. Some tropers may find it driving them insane - it does play almost everywhere in the Inverted Castle - but it's still fantastic.
** If you think THAT's an evil sounding organ-tacular piece, try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BapQXrhSpQo Chaconne in C Moll]]! It's exclusive to the Saturn version of the game, sadly - it plays in the Haunted Prison, one of the two Saturn exclusive areas of the game. But this music more than makes up for it, it's practically OminousPipeOrgan embodied.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZjDUw5VDUY "Final Toccata"]]. Admittedly, Website/{{Youtube}}'s limited audio here doesn't quite do it justice, but you have to love such a multilayered decadently evil-sounding organ-tacular 5/4 time track. Seriously. Some tropers may find it driving them insane - it does play almost everywhere in the Inverted Castle - but it's still fantastic.
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fantastic. If you think THAT's an evil sounding organ-tacular piece, try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BapQXrhSpQo Chaconne in C Moll]]! It's exclusive to the Saturn version of the game, sadly - it plays in the Haunted Prison, one of the two Saturn exclusive areas of the game. But this music more than makes up for it, it's practically OminousPipeOrgan embodied.



* The end credits song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU0C1xHS8BI "I Am The Wind"]] is a really perfect song for Alucard, it's a song that will really touch your heart and emotions when you first hear it. It's a shame that later versions of this game have replaced it (such as the PSP and Xbox 360 versions).
** Of course the ending theme they replaced it with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i0ce-k78zg "Mournful Nocturne"]] is far from bad.

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* The end credits song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU0C1xHS8BI "I Am The Wind"]] is a really perfect song for Alucard, it's a song that will really touch your heart and emotions when you first hear it. It's a shame that later versions of this game have replaced it (such as the PSP and Xbox 360 versions).
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versions). Of course the ending theme they replaced it with with, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i0ce-k78zg "Mournful Nocturne"]] Nocturne"]], is far from bad.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiSo9yL59Pw "Heart of Fire"]], Julius Belmont's theme. It takes a song from the obscure arcade title ''Haunted Castle'', a song from the original ''Castlevania'' of the same name, and puts them together in one rockin' medley. You hear it in [[spoiler:the battle with him]], and again in Julius Mode, in the Castle Corridor in place of the regular Castle Corridor music.
** The ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_2JyzyxhDE Harmony of Despair]]'' version turns the awesome up to 11.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7QR01Jgwg4 "Top Floor"]], and the regular [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJAh5NCByWE Castle Corridor]] music.
** ''Harmony of Despair'' gives us the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brh1biuL2VU awesome remix of the latter]].

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiSo9yL59Pw "Heart of Fire"]], Julius Belmont's theme. It takes a song from the obscure arcade title ''Haunted Castle'', a song from the original ''Castlevania'' of the same name, and puts them together in one rockin' medley. You hear it in [[spoiler:the battle with him]], and again in Julius Mode, in the Castle Corridor in place of the regular Castle Corridor music.
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music. The ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_2JyzyxhDE Harmony of Despair]]'' version turns the awesome up to 11.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7QR01Jgwg4 "Top Floor"]], and the regular [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJAh5NCByWE Castle Corridor]] music.
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music. ''Harmony of Despair'' gives us the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brh1biuL2VU awesome remix of the latter]].



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp05QrS_-LI "The Pinnacle"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTTMgv4SDyQ "Into the Dark Night".]]
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEJHf96PJAQ Harmony of Despair]]'' version of the latter.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp05QrS_-LI "The Pinnacle"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTTMgv4SDyQ "Into the Dark Night".]]
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]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEJHf96PJAQ Harmony of Despair]]'' version of the latter.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5iPHgqiivg "Pitch Black Intrusion"]] has to be the most splendid CV theme ever.
** The above is remixed in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG-QwgbGpo0 Harmony of Despair]]''.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5iPHgqiivg "Pitch Black Intrusion"]] has to be the most splendid CV theme ever.
** The above is remixed
ever. Remixed in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG-QwgbGpo0 Harmony of Despair]]''.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaUwI9xXI7s "After Confession"]], the theme of the Dark Chapel.
** The ''Harmony of Despair'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFLh4CW-mg8 arrangement]] is widely considered a vast improvement over the original.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaUwI9xXI7s "After Confession"]], the theme of the Dark Chapel.
**
Chapel. The ''Harmony of Despair'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFLh4CW-mg8 arrangement]] is widely considered a vast improvement over the original.



* ''Portrait of Ruin'' brought us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gIjO2gML3A "Piercing Silence"]], one of the two boss themes which plays for the WakeUpCallBoss Dullahan and the more classic bosses, like Death and Medusa. It pratically screams "you're fucked" and warns you that no, ''this'' MetroidVania is NOT that easy.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3IZxbMf0XY Harmony of Despair]]'' version.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6sxh4EsWbM "In Search of the Secret Spell"]], played in the Underground Pyramid in the game's second version of the Egypt aesthetic. The way this blends with the flickering, almost magically-charged backgrounds and foregrounds in the area creates an atmosphere that's bloody brilliant.
** Much like "Shin Onigashima" from ''Brawl'', it may surprise the listener that it is remixed from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bgIDgJV82M an 8-bit game that was never released in the US]]. (It starts at 3:13.)

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* ''Portrait of Ruin'' brought us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gIjO2gML3A "Piercing Silence"]], one of the two boss themes which plays for the WakeUpCallBoss Dullahan and the more classic bosses, like Death and Medusa. It pratically screams "you're fucked" and warns you that no, ''this'' MetroidVania is NOT that easy.
**
easy. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3IZxbMf0XY Harmony of Despair]]'' version.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6sxh4EsWbM "In Search of the Secret Spell"]], played in the Underground Pyramid in the game's second version of the Egypt aesthetic. The way this blends with the flickering, almost magically-charged backgrounds and foregrounds in the area creates an atmosphere that's bloody brilliant.
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brilliant. Much like "Shin Onigashima" from ''Brawl'', it may surprise the listener that it is remixed from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bgIDgJV82M an 8-bit game that was never released in the US]]. (It starts at 3:13.)



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZCpykVRFEs "Invitation of A Crazed Moon"]]. Like all ''Castlevania'' first stage music, it is awesome in its own way, and most importantly it doesn't get old, considering that we will visiting that particular area a lot.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_NEfUUJ1yM Harmony of Despair]]'' version.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZCpykVRFEs "Invitation of A Crazed Moon"]]. Like all ''Castlevania'' first stage music, it is awesome in its own way, and most importantly it doesn't get old, considering that we will visiting that particular area a lot.
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lot. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_NEfUUJ1yM Harmony of Despair]]'' version.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQYXvdHtILA "Hidden Curse"]] is also pretty nice, as is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf5PynRLf2Q "Overture"]], a ''Castlevania III'' remix.
** "Hidden Curse" received a remix in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1Z3wy8DnVc Harmony of Despair]]''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoN5dqgwkVI "Gaze Up at the Darkness"]].
** ''Harmony of Despair'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWUUa8KYdtU version]].

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQYXvdHtILA "Hidden Curse"]] is also pretty nice, as is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf5PynRLf2Q "Overture"]], a ''Castlevania III'' remix.
**
remix. "Hidden Curse" received a remix in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1Z3wy8DnVc Harmony of Despair]]''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoN5dqgwkVI "Gaze Up at the Darkness"]].
**
Darkness"]]. ''Harmony of Despair'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWUUa8KYdtU version]].



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnELvwsJ7zM "Dissonant Courage"]], one of the boss themes, will likely set even the most anti-digital headbanger off with digitized drumming, a jaw-dropping bass and one of the catchiest melodies ''ever''.
** Try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eIe4rfTr9g the arranged version]] for more headbanging.
* "An Empty Tome" is particularly awesome not just because of the song itself, but because of how it was used, making it one of the best examples of this trope. The music starts playing at a moment where the main character has just defeated a difficult boss, lost a lot of her friends, and is finally venturing into Dracula's Castle to finish things. And when you do enter the castle, you discover that it's about as big as the rest of the game combined, and it's also the most difficult area yet, as opposed to every other Metroidvania so far, where you start off in the castle. The sense of accomplishment in reaching this level, combined with the music, made this one of the best moments in gaming in 2008.
** "An Empty Tome" is remixed for ''Judgment'' as well, with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucQEZtKYlBY 110% more electric guitar.]] Surprisingly, it works.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOiTHAG6OAw "The Colossus"]], one of the best final level themes ''ever''.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YWkEm4jGqE Harmony of Despair]]'' version, now with more rockin' out.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnELvwsJ7zM "Dissonant Courage"]], one of the boss themes, will likely set even the most anti-digital headbanger off with digitized drumming, a jaw-dropping bass and one of the catchiest melodies ''ever''.
**
''ever''. Try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eIe4rfTr9g the arranged version]] for more headbanging.
* "An Empty Tome" is particularly awesome not just because of the song itself, but because of how it was used, making it one of the best examples of this trope. The music starts playing at a moment where the main character has just defeated a difficult boss, lost a lot of her friends, and is finally venturing into Dracula's Castle to finish things. And when you do enter the castle, you discover that it's about as big as the rest of the game combined, and it's also the most difficult area yet, as opposed to every other Metroidvania so far, where you start off in the castle. The sense of accomplishment in reaching this level, combined with the music, made this one of the best moments in gaming in 2008.
**
2008. "An Empty Tome" is remixed for ''Judgment'' as well, with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucQEZtKYlBY 110% more electric guitar.]] Surprisingly, it works.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOiTHAG6OAw "The Colossus"]], one of the best final level themes ''ever''.
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''ever''. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YWkEm4jGqE Harmony of Despair]]'' version, now with more rockin' out.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LpXknUdNcs "Order of the Demon"]]. They did the unthinkable by replacing "Dance of Illusions" as the Dracula Fight music, and then surprised everyone by having their replacement be one of ''the best final boss themes of all time.''
** Check out the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg8VjQNNjog Harmony of Despair]]'' version.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LpXknUdNcs "Order of the Demon"]]. They did the unthinkable by replacing "Dance of Illusions" as the Dracula Fight music, and then surprised everyone by having their replacement be one of ''the best final boss themes of all time.''
**
'' Check out the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg8VjQNNjog Harmony of Despair]]'' version.



* This is Death's only chance to be a final boss to date, and with it comes a suitably atmospheric theme: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTEDIyPOSOk "Evil's Symphonic Poem"]].
** The ''Judgment'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFSEfkGhVyw version]], which also incorporates the classic boss theme "Poison Mind", complete with counter-melody.

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* This is Death's only chance to be a final boss to date, and with it comes a suitably atmospheric theme: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTEDIyPOSOk "Evil's Symphonic Poem"]].
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Poem"]]. The ''Judgment'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFSEfkGhVyw version]], which version]] also incorporates the classic boss theme "Poison Mind", complete with counter-melody.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLnG0-wJ1W0 "The Wolf Revealed"]], Cornell's theme.

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** * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLnG0-wJ1W0 "The Wolf Revealed"]], Cornell's theme.



* Composer Oscar Araujo gives us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6K5O6OrXu0 "Besieged Village"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYcT2_FbVWw "Final Confrontation",]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjduCvkw728 "Belmont's Theme"]] among other pieces of awesome.
** Notably, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvzhoq2SHuk final boss music]] even has a bit of "Beginning" from ''Castlevania III'' towards the very end (begins approximately at 5:30).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmUZ8B2pgAc These]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Hgr9yqFSc two]] ambient pieces suit the overwhelming amounts of SceneryPorn in this game perfectly.
** The first piece is actually a remix of ''Super Castlevania IV''[='=]s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwu4znj7Lfc The Waterfall]]".

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* Composer Oscar Araujo gives us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6K5O6OrXu0 "Besieged Village"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYcT2_FbVWw "Final Confrontation",]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjduCvkw728 "Belmont's Theme"]] among other pieces of awesome.
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awesome. Notably, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvzhoq2SHuk final boss music]] even has a bit of "Beginning" from ''Castlevania III'' towards the very end (begins approximately at 5:30).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmUZ8B2pgAc These]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Hgr9yqFSc two]] ambient pieces suit the overwhelming amounts of SceneryPorn in this game perfectly.
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perfectly. The first piece is actually a remix of ''Super Castlevania IV''[='=]s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwu4znj7Lfc The Waterfall]]".
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfajglrMOB0 "Flashback"]], the beautiful credits theme. Totally worth it after beating [[NintendoHard this game]].
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLK9Y86B-Uc Let's not forget Magma Castle from]] ''VideoGame/KonamiKrazyRacers''

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** [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLK9Y86B-Uc Let's not forget Magma Castle from]] ''VideoGame/KonamiKrazyRacers''''VideoGame/KonamiKrazyRacers''.
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLK9Y86B-Uc Let's not forget Magma Castle from]] ''VideoGame/KonamiKrazyRacers''
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