Castlevania took up a very large chunk of my childhood. The Castlevania games and Megaman were among the hardest video games available at the time, and they were and still are among the best in the side-scrolling video game genre. JT’s recent post reminiscing about video game music has reminded me to re-explore my video game memories, especially as regards the soundtracks that, in a lot of cases, could make or break a game.
On my own recent posting of a guitar cover of Duck Tales’ Moon Theme, a commenter covered the single best Megaman track, Megaman 2: Dr Wily’s Stage 1, so I figured I should take this opportunity — you know, having lots of stuff to do and no time to do it in — to post a cover of a tune from Castlevania. And naturally, no song better or more universally represents Castlevania than Vampire Killer.
This SongeLeReveur character is absolutely phenomenal. His arrangement of Vampire Killer is by turns soulful and blisteringly kickass.