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Vampire Killer, apart from being the name of a Castlevania game, and of the signature whip, is also the name of a famous theme song of the series.

It was first used in the opening level of the original Castlevania and then in Vampire Killer.

The original track is in D minor, and one loop consists of 16 bars, of which each musical sentence (4 bars) contains two nearly identical phrases of two bars each. There is heavy use of the subtonic (VII chord in minor), and the style is a "generic videogame style" that has its roots in rock music.

The track has been reused the most of any recurring music track in the Castlevania series, surpassing its more popular sibling, Bloody Tears. Some fans consider the correct usage of this track to be for late-game areas of generally higher difficulty, due partly to the usage of the track in Castlevania III, Castlevania IV, and Circle of the Moon.

Castlevania Music VAMPIRE KILLER COLLECTION (Part 1)09:53

Castlevania Music VAMPIRE KILLER COLLECTION (Part 1)


Castlevania Music VAMPIRE KILLER COLLECTION (Part 2)10:00

Castlevania Music VAMPIRE KILLER COLLECTION (Part 2)


(Vampire Killer Medley)

UsageEdit

Additionally, the track has been used in the following games:

Finally, Castlevania: The Adventure contains a track called "Darkness" and used in the stage with the moving spike walls which is harmonically, rhythmically, and structurally very similar to "Vampire Killer".

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