It’s Ed’s birthday and the full release of Vampire Survivors on the same day! Coupled with Halloween just around the corner, there’s a lot to celebrate on this episode. Join the fun as he takes a look at music from top-down perspective survival shooters, a genre quickly gaining popularity due to the runway success of Vampire Survivors and its Castlevania-inspired soundtrack. From the synthwave of Neon Chrome, to the epic drum & bass of Spirit Hunters: Infinite Horde, to the classic chiptunes of Necrosmith, there’s a ton of awesome jams to enjoy!
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Intro – “Before Concession” from Vampire Survivors (PC, 2021) Composed by Daniele Zandara
1 – “Addon 2” from Crimsonland (PC, 2003) Composed by Ville Eriksson
2 – “Cybernetic” from Neon Chrome (PC, Switch, PS4, XB1, 2017) Composed by Johnathan Geer
3 – “”Down to Business” from Jydge (PC, Switch, PS4, XB1, 2017) Composed by Jay Man
4 – “Extreme Chaos” from Brotato (PC, 2022) Composed by 2050
5 – “Libro Inferno (Remake)” from Vampire Survivors (PC, 2021) Composed by Filippo Vicarelli
6 – “Wasteland Combat” from 20 Minutes till Dawn (PC, 2022) Composed by Flanne
7 – “Cemetery” from Spirit Hunters: Infinite Horde (PC, 2022) Composed by Neil “Injekted” Stevens
8 – “Be Careful” from Necrosmith (PC, 2022) Composed by Deallry
9 – “Battlefield” from Nordic Ashes: Survivors of Ragnarok (PC, 2022) Composed by Julian Korbl
Outro – “Born to be Undead” from Vampire Survivors (PC, 2021) Composed by Filippo Vicarelli