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This is an orchestral remake of "Vampire Killer" and "Poison Mind" from the Castlevania series. I've taken a lot of creative liberties with the pieces and I think any Castlevania fan should love it!

This track is from an album I'm working on - it's called 8-bit Philharmonic, and you can check out more music at this link: armonic. It's a project to remake a whole slew of classic 8-bit tunes into great symphonic pieces. Check it out!

Please comment, criticism of all kinds is appreciated! Thanks.
-Nick P (8-bit Philharmonic)



Rated 0 / 5 stars

You did not make this

I'm sorry, but this exact song, bells and whistles and all came from the VGL Compilation tour, this is not original, you get 0 for claiming you made this at all

NickPerrin responds:

This is one of the very first tracks I made as part of my 8-bit Philharmonic project, in early 2008. Not until after I began the project did I hear about VGL, and it was even longer still until I actually heard any of VGL's performances (eventually saw them at an 100% free performance in Toronto over the summer). Even with that in mind, I wanted to know if you had a point, so I have just gone and listened online to the only VGL Castlevania arrangement I could find, "Castlevania Rock," and it is by no means the same as this. Even ignoring the obvious Rock stylization that is not present here, the arrangement seems to be based on the old rare Castlevania album "Dracula New Classic", whose arrangement of Vampire Killer I knew well when creating this remake but purposely did not want to imitate, so that's not the same either. If there is another arrangement, something newer that I'm not aware of, please let me know where I can find it.

So, with all this in mind, I take your review as a compliment to the style and orchestration.

If you think that I am claiming to have composed the source material, then you're right that I didn't write the 8-bit tunes on Castlevania for the NES. I never claimed I did and I would then tell you to PLEASE read the description before writing a review. It explains it all. And obviously, this song doesn't come from VGL either.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I can't stop listening to this! You did a wonderful job, and I don't think I will ever hear a better remix of these songs. Totally awesome! Keep it up!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


This was epic! made me want to grab my whip and holy water! keep it up!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


It could be used for a Boss Battle fighting a undead and mutated vamp. pirate!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Not only awesome

You did an impossibly great job with these pieces. I always thought that the original version of Poison Mind sounded cool, but didn't go anywhere and made for a better opening to a song. Doing just that, and adding it to a remixed version of Vampire Killer and Belmont, The Legend was simply brilliant.

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