Awesome Music: Silent Hill
Basically every song in the entire Silent Hill series deserve a spot on this list. Just search up "Silent Hill OST" on youtube. Or you could just find some convenient playlists on "stripedlady's channel." Credits where they're (usually) due: Akira Yamaoka — composer, Joe Romersa — arranger, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn — vocals As of Silent Hill: Downpour, Akira Yamaoka has been (sadly, for most Silent Hill fans) replaced by Daniel Licht, better known as the composer for the Showtime series Dexter.
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Silent Hill 1
- "The fear of blood tends to create fear for the flesh" This cryptic statement, accompanied by an eerie mandolin and distorted guitar, kicks off the series and soon gives way to the iconic main theme, "Hometown".
- Not Tomorrow, the song that plays during Lisa's reveal in the first game. It's just so haunting and melancholy.
- "Esperadote", the theme song to the worst ending in the first game. It's a downright gorgeous, operatic theme, sex to your ears. Unusually for a Silent Hill game, the lyrics are in Spanish.
- The opening theme is a jangly, country and jazz-underscored, American gothic score that is really evocative of how the game is Konami's nod to American horror.
Silent Hill 2
- "Theme of Laura" and its reprise, played for Angela's death scene.
- "Betrayal". It's the perfect music for a final battle with a demon monster from Hell. It's so dark and depressing but awesome at the same time.
- Any music pertaining to Pyramid Head is amazing yet noisy. Just listen to "Pyramid Head" Theme.
- 'Promise (reprise)'.
- The creepy-but-beautiful Music Box theme from Silent Hill 2. A very sad piece. Also its remix by the wonderful katethegreat.
- True. Notable in large part for playing during The Reveal in Silent Hill 2, it's devastating in any context. Its inspiration, Tears Of... from the first game, is also quite good.
- There's something very addicting about Mira's Theme, the piece made entirely of barks and growls played during the dog ending. Catchy? Very.
Silent Hill 3
- Lost Carol (long version) from the Silent Hill Sounds Box. Clearly, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn's voice needs no accompaniment.
- You're Not Here. So awesome it was reused as the first movie's credits theme!
- What A Nightmare. Mary Elizabeth McGlynn's voice, singing or speaking, is goddess like.
- The song in the opening of Silent Hill 3, End of Small Sanctuary. If you listen to it, watch the scenes for it too. Sadly, within the game, it only plays while you're in the alleyway outside the mall at the very beginning.
- Dance With Night Wind, the background music when Heather arrives home to find her father murdered.
- Please Love Me... Once More. A very apt title, as it plays while Heather takes one last look at her dead father and their home before setting out to deal with Claudia once and for all.
- Letter - From the Lost Days, a contemplative song which plays as Douglas drives Heather to Silent Hill while she's thinking about her father and preparing herself for what's ahead.
- Another awesome song is Kill God, with its dramatic organ and the tortured wheezing of The God. The perfect music for That One Boss.
- Uneternal Sleep.
- I Want Love (Studio Mix) is one of the best songs in the whole franchise!
- The original version isn't half-bad either. Especially in the game when it plays during a very poignant scene between Douglas and Heather.
- Hometown, the end credits theme from Silent Hill 3. The original theme from the first game, remixed, with lyrics sung by Joe Romersa? Hell yes.
- Save Before You Quit. Too bad this wasn't on the official soundtrack.
- "A Stray Child".
Silent Hill 4: The Room
- Melancholy Requiem, the song right before Henry gets up from his bed.
- Room of Angel. Plays briefly during the intro, as well as in Cynthia's death scene. Very melancholy and haunting, made even more so by the vocals.
- Remodeling from 4. Its shifts from cacophonous to beautiful are abrupt, but mesmerizing.
- "Waiting for You ~ Live at 'Heaven's Night' ~ is a beautiful song from the Silent Hill 4 soundtrack, encompassing the relationship between James and Mary from the second game.
- "Cradle of Forest", the ending theme from Silent Hill 4, is Joe Romersa's final vocal contribution to the series, and perfectly captures Walter's childhood in the Wish House.
- Tender Sugar, from the original soundtrack. A stripped version plays when Joseph Schreiber appears in Room 302 of the Past.
- Your Rain, the full version from the original soundtrack.
- Your Rain (Reprise), which plays in the endings where Eileen survives.
Silent Hill Origins
Silent Hill: Homecoming
- One More Soul to The Call.
- Witchcraft. Even if the game wasn't great, this music coupled with Alex's thoughts on his family certainly sets the mood.
- Alex's Theme is a beautifully haunting piece of music.
- "Elle's theme". A haunting, slightly eerie piece which explains Elle's feelings and state of mind.
- This Sacred Line. Unexpectedly hard, almost industrial rock song which fits in surprisingly well with its themes of loss, struggle, and sacrifice.
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Silent Hill Downpour
- While there are plenty of reasons to dislike Book of Memories, Daniel Licht's score (especially the ominous "Fire-World" or the almost sadistic "Steel-World") is not one of them.