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Scarlet Moon Halloween Volume I Puts a Halloween Twist on Some Already Spooky Music

Scarlet Moon Halloween

Scarlet Moon Halloween Volume I, the music publisher’s latest seasonal suite, puts a new spin on several familiar gaming tunes.

The Halloween collection includes tracks from Silent Hill 2, Doom, Castlevania and more. And yes, we know what you’re thinking, those tracks are already pretty spooky to begin with. But the artists featured on this Scarlet Moon release have added some genuinely interesting twists.

Take Silent Hill 2’s Theme of Laura which is one of the most recognisable survival horror tracks of all time. Producer Sean Schafianski has turned into a retro-style piece, the kind of music you’d find in a late 60s/early 70s Jess Franco vampire movie. Likewise, the other six tracks receive similarly eclectic treatment.

Only seven tracks in total? Yes, there’s definitely room for more here though quality-wise it’s hard to fault – it’s haunting and entertaining in equal measure. It also kicks off Scarlet Moon’s latest recurring, seasonal offering, following on from the company’s Christmas albums (presumably there’s a second Christmas album on the way).

The full tracklist is as follows:

1.bLiNd – Kraid’s Brew (“Kraid’s Lair” from Metroid)
2.Jordan Chin – Vampire Killer (from Castlevania)
3.Sean Schafianski – Silent Hill (Short Ver.) (from Silent Hill)
4.Mustin – Night of the Chozos (“Menu Theme” from Metroid Prime)
5.Peter Reid Jones – Sinister Moon (“Sinister [E2M6]” from DOOM)
6.Jamphibious – A Moment of Relief (from Resident Evil: Code Veronica)
7.Sean Schafianski – Silent Hill (Long Ver.) (from Silent Hill)

Scarlet Moon Halloween Volume I is priced between $6 and $7 and is available from Amazon, BandCamp and more. However, if you purchase it from BandCamp right now you can use the SCARELETMOON22 discount code to get it for a measly $4.80.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.