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Castlevania 'Midnight Slayer (Solemn)'

One of the more creative versions of Vampire Killer. The whip sound really makes this one, but even without it this mix would be very enjoyable. Recommended.

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this one shoulda been in SOTN, and i mean they actually shoulda put this one somwhere in the game, maybe in the catacombs or on the upper left side of the castle, where theres that big staircase. pollard's got mad skills, he's definately one of my favorite remixers on the site... two very enthusiastic thumbs up, fine holiday fun!

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This mix has a great feel to it, part reverence and part "I'm coming to kick your a$$, Dracula" (must be those whip sounds) ... how can you go wrong with those two elements coming together in a Castlevania remix?

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As much as I tire of the over-mixed Vampire Killer theme, this is a damn good remix. Good blend of that sort of late 90's darkwave sound (as seen in the song Clubbed to Death from the Matrix) and classic orchestral. The unique mood of this peice really makes it stand about all the other Vampire Killer remixes. I love rock/metal remixes as much as the next guy, but the Dracula Battle albums and the Minibosses got that covered, and they're tough to top. Therefore, if you're going to do a remix of one of the Castlevania hit songs like Vampire Killer, Bloody Tears, etc. you gotta have a unique take on it, you can't just do another metal mix. That's why I think this particular remix is great, it stands out.

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Castlevania, eh?

This one's a winner here folks. A great take on 'Vampire Killer,' a tune that's been a favorite of mine since I heard the Minibosses rendition a couple years back.

Really my only beef with the song is the bit that comes in at 2:06. It just seems out of place with the rest of the tune. I'm sure it's intentional, but it's just not my thing.

I love the way it starts, though. Especially the footsteps. What a great addition!

Some pretty heavy ReArrangement here. What's really noticably there is there, but overall very good. The darkwave sound is used almost perfectly, and the main tune belted out in piano (something I absolutely aprrove of). The organ part in the middle is also quite excellent. And of course, the whip sound effect is just the icing on the cake.

In the end, we got an excellent and unique Castlevania tune. Nice change of pace from all the metal (which I like too, don't get me wrong.)

Score: 9/10

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Thumbs up. Creative yet solid arrangement, high quality samples, and a fresh way of hearing a classic theme. I don't have any problems with this remix except for one- the melody doesn't *quite* seem to finish. If it does, it must be heavily rearranged and I probably missed it. Other than that, though, this is one of the best Castlevania remixes I've yet heard.

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whenever i hear this there’s always the same image in my head: a castle with hollow corridors, against a black nocturnal background, someone slowly [0:18] walking down [0:28] the staircase to open the door.. until..

hell yea, the party begins [0:38] and people start wil’in to the beat. first-rate example of classical & hip-hop going hand-in-hand

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One of my favorites. The structure is excellent, marred only by the arbitrary drum solo section at 2:06. The sound is top-notch, marred only by the distracting sound of the snare drum after 0:57. I would have preferred the stop at the end of the remix without the echo effect. So, all in all, it's a near-flawless piece with just a few minor issues. This one's on my regular-listens playlist and is one of my favorite Castlevania remixes.

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The Whips in castlevainia mixes are starting to get a bit stale. But then, it wouldn't be a catlevainia mix without 'em.
Y'know, I've actually had people SERIOUSLY ask me if CV was a BDSM hentai game... Of course, they got kicked. Hard. In the shins.

But yeah, the whip SFX just make it more CV-ey.

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i've never really played castlevania(go ahead,laugh at me) but i know a really good hiphop beat when i hear one, but sometimes with beatmaking, you make a beat that would just be absolutely defiled if you put lyrics to it,no matter how good of a rapper you are, not even 2pac or biggie could touch a beat like this,and their supposedly the best out there(despite being dead that is) i'd laugh if anybody said that eminem could rap to somethin like this, your outta ur f'ing minds if you say that.

Peace and stay frosty!

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The ending sucks.

The rest of the mix, however is really good. Creative intro, nice beats, and a very well-interpreted version of the source. Nice samples, well used, excellent expansion. Too bad about the ending. :-(

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I agree, this song begins so brilliantly, but it has a poor end. I love the whip sound effect hahaah But in general is a good remix, although its rough end.

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no matter how good of a rapper you are, not even 2pac or biggie could touch a beat like this,and their supposedly the best out there(despite being dead that is) i'd laugh if anybody said that eminem could rap to somethin like this, your outta ur f'ing minds if you say that.

Dude, I so could kill it. All I would have to do is make the dynamics/rhythm/pitch (if I felt like singing) of my voice match the song and lace the duration with meanings that could blow your mind away. It's nothing to me.

Even better would be a music video of people dancing to it with all of the same instances as the track itself.

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