Tagged soundtracks

Soundtrack Sunday: Lords of Shadow

One of the most stand-out things since the very beginning of the Castlevania series has been its soundtracks. “Vampire Killer” is one of those tracks that is almost instantly recognizable, up there with the Legend of Zelda overworld theme and the Mario ditty. Even though the series has spanned 10 composers, the music has a consistent sound and style—somewhere between epic, symphonic gothic and prog rock. Many fans of the series (and game soundtrack fans in general) consider the jewel in...

A New World: Final Fantasy Live, Up Close, and Personal

One of my main fandoms is soundtracks, particularly video-game soundtracks. I have paid more attention to the score of any given game than almost all other factors since before I could remember. I have been closely following the evolution of video-game music through the years, not only how the technical capabilities have advanced but also, of more interest, how the very concept of video-game music has changed. Your grandma can probably hum the Mario Bros. theme. These jingles have become an irrevocable part...
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