Hey! Listen! Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Meets the Sounds of Mega Ran

Mega Ran Symphony of the NightRandom aka Mega Ran has returned and has taken on one of the most revered soundtracks of all time, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night with his latest album – Castlevania: The Nocturnal Cantata. Hip-hop fans of Castlevania will appreciate “the story of the classic game is retold over slick sample flips and loops.” Definitely the most unique use of these classic songs that I have heard.

Mega Ran opened my ears to the world of video game music remixes and the potential of video game hip-hop. Before his Black Materia (Final Fantasy VII) album, my extracurricular video game music consisted mostly of heavy metal and symphonic covers of my favorite hits. Since then, I sample as much video game music as I can, but you can imagine how thrilled I was to hear him mix up one of my favorites.

Castlevania: The Nocturnal Cantata is available for purchase on Bandcamp now.

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