Time flies, and so it’s already time for the 5th and final track of Clad in Shadow Vol. 2: Shadowlovania!
One last time: In this project, tunes get a ‘Shadow‘ version by mixing them with a Persona (or SMT) Battle Theme. They will usually have a darker feeling to them as well. Exceptions prove the rule though.
As the name suggests, the final boss tune Shadowlovania features Megalovania, Toby Fox’s recurring signature music piece. As far as I understand the lore, it originated as the Boss Theme for Dr. Andonuts in an Earthbound Halloween hack. The theme also appeared in the web comic Homestuck, but probably the most popular version of Megalovania plays during the infamous genocide run finale versus Sans in Undertale. Keeping up with the final boss feeling of the theme, Shadowlovania also features Divine Identity (SMT: Digital Devil Saga 2) and Battle for Everyone’s Souls (Persona 3).
I tried to incorporate some guitar sounds as a little reference to the Homestuck version, which heavily uses those. In general, I tried to represent all versions to some extent, but in the end I have to admit, it’s mostly based on the Undertale version.
The video has the focus on what I believe is the origin of Megalovania, I hope my knowledge of the lore is correct:
And that’s Clad in Shadow Vol. 2, folks! Did I do it justice? I’m already full of ideas for the next installment at least!
Now I just need to assemble the tunes in an album which I’ll release next Sunday. I hope to see you then!
After the little Halloween interruption, we return to Clad in Shadow Vol. 2, and it’s time for track number 4: Shadow B!
A little reminder: In this project, tunes get a ‘Shadow‘ version by mixing them with a Persona (or SMT) Battle Theme. They will usually have a darker feeling to them as well. Exceptions prove the rule though.
Shadow B features Miror B. from Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness as well as the Boss Theme from Persona 2: Eternal Punishment and Blooming Villain from Persona 5. I got the feeling that Blooming Villain fits exceptionally well.
And don’t forget to watch the video, it got some Shadow Ludicolos as well:
As a side note, that this song was released a few days after Pokémon Sword and Shield was released, is actually a coincidence.