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Jan 14, 2008 | 12:22 AM EST
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3.5 MB
3 min 51 sec
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4.39 / 5.00

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Author Comments

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: www.myspace.com/8bitphilh 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)

Reviews


WritersBlockWritersBlock

Rated 5 / 5 stars

OMG!

This is fantastic! I've never heard the harpsichord used to such an epic degree. Just from first impressions of this one song, it sounds like the whole album will be fantastic. I'll have to check it out.
Add this song and you to fav artists. Fantastic.

WB



BuoyBuoy

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wonderful

Starts out with some guitar/claw stuff, then slowly grows in intensity- and then, a slow but intense BAM! And I'm all "whoa, how'd he do that? :O:O, that's talent". It evolves into a fantastic landscape of sound, with amazing melodies and arrangements of that orchestra, it's really something unique and wonderful.

Stunning, amazing, it has a much more professional sound than I'd expect would come to newgrounds. Really, I just feel like praising it more and more :D

Fav'd, 10'd, 5'd.



SwolfxSwolfx

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow!

It may not be entirely original but WOW! you have done an amazing job!! I love this! i really like the harpsichord at the beginning! you really have done a fantastic job! it takes alt to be able to create such an emotional piece! This really shows what modern classical pieces can achieve! i think that classical pieces are seriously under rated! and i cant wait to hear more of your work!

Swolfx



EnvyEnvy

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Oh my!

I don't find myself listening to classical often... But when I find a piece like this I have to stop and say "wow!" This is simply amazing. The emotions that are given off in a classical piece are unmatched by other forms of music. You've done well... Very well! Keep up the great work, and I believe I'll be checking in on your future works because of this one. Awesome mallets, and such.

I've been thinking about getting into classical, but 1) I don't have the tools necessary for it, and 2) I don't have enough patience to create a piece with enough emotion.

Awesome work, 10/10 5/5

Keep it up. love the melody and the crashes and everything just perfect. Almost sounds live.


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NickPerrin responds:

Hey, thanks for the review, but just remember - this is not 100% original, it is based off the original piece for NES, which was 8-bit technology. The original song, "Vampire Killer," from the 1987 game Castlevania, had only 3 channels and was fairly straightforward in comparison, so I've taken a lot of creative liberties. Since the original there have been many other remixes too, in lots of styles from jazz to rock. I was yet to hear a full-fledged symphonic version, so I did it myself.