I’ve got two things that should make both your eyes and your ears very happy. The first is some rather sexy box art for the upcoming Shadows of the Damned and the second are three free songs, two from Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka. The songs are being released by Shadows of the Damned developer Grasshopper Manufacture to honor those lost in the tsunami that hit Japan last Friday.
The songs “Otomodachi, as you wake” and “Otomodachi, before you sleep” are Yamaoka’s work and the third track is from Tak Hiraoka. Head past the jump to find out how you can get these free tracks and so you can get a better look at Shadows of the Damned’s stylish new box art.
Alright, let me get this out of the way right now: I am a Silent Hill fanatic. I not only own all of the major release games (except for the Gameboy play novel), I’ve gotten all of the endings on most of them. I own all of the soundtracks. I saw the movie three times in theaters IN THE SAME DAY. I’ve got a mini-poster of Pyramid Head with a strip of film reel on either side of the poster framed on my wall. You get the idea.
So, as you can see, Silent Hill is kinda my bread and butter. When it comes to the soundtracks, in regards to my favorite, I honestly can’t decide between SH1 and SH2. The first game had a soundtrack that was literally a cacophony of nightmarish sounds. Pipes banging in the distance, doors screeching open and other terrifying sounds all put together that resulted in an insanely abstract calm. Honestly, I’ve had the soundtrack playing and fallen asleep to it without a problem.
The soundtrack for SH2 went along a slightly different path… READ MORE