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Jan 14, 2008 | 12:22 AM EST
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3.5 MB
3 min 51 sec
4.40 / 5.00

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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 5 / 5 stars


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.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


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!



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.