Review Summary: Michiru Yamane has developed The true Sound of vampirism!1 of 1 thought this review was well written
Michiru Yamane is a legend in her own right. For past 20 years she has been busy working under Konami Corporations, contributing her music to video games like Twinbee, Suikoden and her most famous Castlevania series. Even though she has left Konami to venture out new opportunities and focus on a solo career , it’s not in her intention (yet) to quit the gaming world. So fans, calm down!
Among her most praised work, Castlevania: The Symphony of the Night is without doubt one of the best gaming soundtracks of all time but also one of the best compositions in the music industry in general. (Why else would it be touring concerts around the world) and of course, my personal Favorite from Castlevania series.
Yamane has covered a wide range of musical styles with this work. Pieces like ‘Wood Carving Partita’ and ‘Dance Of Pales’ presents Classical-Baroque style of playing. It's kinda mix salad of Beethoven, Bach and Vivaldi. The track ‘Final Toccata’ even contains borrowed elements from Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.
A couple of kick in the ass tracks like ‘Prologue’, ‘Festival Of Servants’ and ‘The Tragic Prince’ represents the styles of progressive rock and heavy metal. The Hollow and haunting ‘Requiem For The Gods’ mix post-baroque with Gothic-ambient. Though it covers various genres of music (with all that mixing, grinding and pureeing) these tracks maintain a Gothic-melancholy atmosphere which really goes well with the visuals of the game!
The only rotting black sheep here is the last track ‘I’m the F***ing wind’ which isn't a Michiru Yamane output! Other than that this is an invincible classic along with Final Fantasy VIII and X.
Wood Carving Partita
Dance Of Pales
The Tragic Prince
Requiem For The Gods