Konami Kukeiha Club's original score for Rondo Of Blood, finally on vinyl! Originally released for the PC Engine (aka Japan's version of the TurboGrafx 16) in 1993, Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood is an often missed chapter in the long running Castlevania saga. The game follows Richter Belmont (descendant of Simon and Trevor) on a quest to save his girlfriend and little sister from the lord of darkness, Dracula himself - and is actually the prequel to the immensely popular Symphony Of The Night, released 4 years later on the Playstation. Veteran game composers Akira Soji, Keizo Nakamura, Tomoko Sano, and Mikio Saito produced the soundtrack, and perfectly set the tone for the dark world of Dracula X. This 2018 pressing from Mondo is presented with remastered sound on double 180 gram vinyl, and includes the soundtracks for both the original PC Engine (Rondo Of Blood) version and the SNES (Dracula X) port. Comes housed in a gatefold sleeve with obi featuring artwork from Oliver Barrett.
- 180 gram vinyl pressing
- 2LP set containing soundtracks for Rondo Of Blood (SNES) + Dracula X (PC Engine)
- remastered sound
- gatefold sleeve w/ obi strip
- cover artwork by Oliver Barrett
- music label: Mondo 2018
reviewed by Otakun 01/2019