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[Jul. 22nd, 2006|09:30 pm]
The Castlevania Music Community

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Hey all! I think it's awesome that this community is open. Castlevania truly has one of the best soundtracks a series could have. I was wondering how many of you are familiar with the music from Castlevania IV (the one for snes) I think a lot of people forget about it. But it's actually one of my favs (next to SoTN) there's just something so evil and sinister about every track, it fits so well! If so, what are your favorite tracks?
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[User Picture]From: bulby01
2006-07-23 04:59 am (UTC)
It's definitely a unique soundtrack. Unlike pretty much all other Cv soundtracks, it uses "duller" sounds and an interesting set of instrumentation. Not that it's bad; it's just kinda different. Personally, I prefer the "sharper" style, but it's got its nice tunes.

For me, of note are the tracks "Rotating Room"+"Spinning Tale" (which were remixed into Circle's "Trick Manor" (a.k.a. "Clockwork Mansion")), Simon's theme (which has so far had no remix better than the original version, and which gets a nice touch by being used that second time in the game), Swinging Chandeliers, and The Waterfall. The three remixes (VK+BT+B) are nice, and Candles Room occasionally swims around my head.

Some people really like SCv4, although I don't, but it's still a very nice game--easier controls than the NES and GB Belmonts, among many things--including the music.
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[User Picture]From: tifaheart
2006-07-23 03:39 pm (UTC)
Ya I think a lot of people forget about it. I played it when I was very young on the snes. Maybe that's why it kinda of stuck with me as one of my favorites. It was also a soundtrack that kinda stuck with me over the years since I played it when I was little. I hadn't played it many many years and I still remembered how everything went hehe.

I haven't met too many people who actually like it or know about it. Those are all good tracks though. My personal favorites are some that you mentioned, the Clock Tower (as I have it labeled on my playlist) I think it's the same as the Clockwork Mansion you list. And of course BT, which I think is my most favorite out of all of them...but that's just me. And another one is "Room of Close Associates" (im sure if these are the appropriate title names) which is where you battle the three creatures before Dracula, I love it. To me, I felt like every track in the game was so omnious and dark, when I was younger it kinda creeped me out a little haha.
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[User Picture]From: bulby01
2006-07-23 04:37 pm (UTC)
Clockwork Mansion isn't actually the Clock Tower area theme; the first half is played in the area that starts with some fall-through platforms and has the notable spiked rotating room (hence the track name) where you have to hang onto a bat-hook as the room turns around you. The boss after that is Puweyxil. The second half is played in the area that has the scrolling "tubular" background and then the upward-moving platforms which you have to exit at very particular locations. The boss after that is Koranot.

The actual Clock Tower area track is Bloody Tears.

Also, my SPC set calls "Room of Close Associates" "Three Fiends", but I've heard the former name used very often. And yeah, it's a rather dark game overall.
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[User Picture]From: triggermountain
2006-07-27 02:20 pm (UTC)
I was particularly fond of CV4. It sort of hit me at the right time, when I was in middle school, and I'd play it EVERY DAY after school, until I could beat it in about an hour and 45 minutes without losing a life. Haha.

As far as soundtracks, I think it's got one of the best. Simon's Theme, the Caves and Waterfall, and even the second boss theme (the one from the bosses inside the castle.) I love that boss theme, the way it starts with that low resonance and continues to stay very dark. Very ominious, I would call it one of the best boss themes CV ever had to offer.
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