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The Hollow Knight

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I recently played the fantastic Hollow Knight, easily the best and most haunting Metroidvania I've ever played. The mood, though incredibly depressing, was so amazing that I had a hard time putting it down. I found the derelict tunnels and broken cities touching in an odd way. This is a song that captures many of the feelings I had while playing it. I used a lot more orchestral instrumentation than usual, which I am learning that I LOVE quite a lot for the huge sound it lends a song. As usual, it's not perfect, but I still have another song to produce for the month of November, and I've got to decide that something is at least done ENOUGH to work with. I'm proud to have made such a track with what little knowledge, energy, and experience I have.

As a note, I do NOT own any trademarks for the Hollow Knight game, nor am I affiliated in any way with Team Cherry, the producers of the game. I simply loved the game, and this is my interpretation of it.

The only thing I used that was not my own original creation was a creative commons thunderstorm sound from the following link recorded by Mike Koenig. I mangled it a bit to make it less recognize able and more original sounding. Other than that, everything else is mine.

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I love this song! Can't wait for silksong!

Stargame responds:

Same, I am so stoked for when it comes out

five star cause hollowknight amazing

Stargame responds:

That it is, dude, I freaking love that game! I can't wait for the sequel!

i like this a lot

Stargame responds:

Thank you! I'm really glad you do!

Never played Hollow Knight, but this composition is pretty awesome no matter what. Nice job!

Stargame responds:

When people don't even know the inspiration and still enjoy it, that is an awesome compliment. Thank you!

Eyy this is great!
I'm a big Hollow Knight fan, and the mood of the game was captured well, even without borrowing any of the melodies (as far as I noticed).

Stargame responds:

Yup, no melodies borrowed! This is a fully original composition. I'm so glad you were able to get that feeling from it, that's exactly what I was going for. Thank you so much for the review!

HOWEVER, you did remind me that I used a creative commons sample of a thunderstorm, which I have now notated.

Credits & Info


4.56 / 5.00

Nov 17, 2020
11:28 PM EST
File Info
9.6 MB
4 min 12 sec
  • FL Studio 20
Misc. Kit
  • Traktion - Waverazor
  • Spitfire Audio - BBC Symphony Orchestra Discovery
  • Spitfire Audio - Expressive Strings

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