Random 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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