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ALBUM OF THE DAY: CASTLEVANIA: SYMPHONY OF THE NIGHT SOUNDTRACK

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ALBUM OF THE DAY: CASTLEVANIA: SYMPHONY OF THE NIGHT SOUNDTRACK
There are basically three things I care about in this world: fighting, metal, and video games. And of those three, it’s video games that I REALLY care about. I’m not talking about Halo, GTA, Call of Duty, and whatever else your little cousin plays. I’m into some really embarrassing, truly hardcore nerd shit — if names like Darius, Fire Emblem, TwinBee, Tactics Ogre, Front Mission, Parodius, Super Robot Taisen, and Famicom Disk System mean anything to you, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. 1997’s Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (for Playstation) is not only one of my favorite Metroidvania games, but has an incredible soundtrack that combines the best of J-rock, cheesy gothic metal, a dash of techno, and symphonic classical/baroque. Think of it as what Type O Negative might sound like if they were all weird computer programmers from Japan instead of metalheads from Brooklyn.

SOTN gameplay- – more info on why this game was so groundbreaking and amazing on its Wikipedia

The main theme = hella gothic

With a few more solos, this could’ve been on Shrapnel records

If you get this joke, you are as big of a nerd as I am

ALBUM OF THE DAY: CASTLEVANIA: SYMPHONY OF THE NIGHT SOUNDTRACK
Listening to this album makes me want to have an Elegant Gothic Aristocrat phase and dress like this guy

How did Psycho Mantis from Metal Gear Solid know I like Castlevania?!

Basically a better version of ambient black metal, like what Varg could’ve done if he was actually a decent musician

GIANT ENEMY CRAB ATTACK ITS WEAK POINT FOR MASSIVE DAMAGE

Care for some semi-neo-classical pseudo-shred??

I just wanted to put this song from Persona 3 in here because it’s another one of my favorite games and I’ll probably never have a better place to post it

Is listening to videogame soundtracks even more nerdy than black metal?? Do you have an account on the Gamespite boards???? Did you shed a tear when the Retronauts podcast shut down??

-Sergeant D.

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