Which score was the darkest?

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Re: Which score was the darkest?

Post by ekrolo2 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:08 am

Cell's theme always creeped the shit out of me, might not sound as dark as some of the others on here but I find it quite unnverving.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl8_b4qi3Ss

Best dark track though easily goes to "The Dead Zone Is Summoned Up" especially when it was used during Goku's first Super Saiyan transformation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rgdyeMExdM
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Re: Which score was the darkest?

Post by Kamiccolo9 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:31 pm

ekrolo2 wrote:Cell's theme always creeped the shit out of me, might not sound as dark as some of the others on here but I find it quite unnverving.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl8_b4qi3Ss

Best dark track though easily goes to "The Dead Zone Is Summoned Up" especially when it was used during Goku's first Super Saiyan transformation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rgdyeMExdM
Speaking of Cell themes, I was talking to Scott Morgan (CrookieMonster on Kanzenshuu, a member of the team that did the Faulconer score) a while back, and he was looking for suggestions for DBZ themes. I suggested Baby Cell, and he made this. It's pretty spooky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdlYhyXsBLg
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Re: Which score was the darkest?

Post by ekrolo2 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:27 am

Kamiccolo9 wrote:
ekrolo2 wrote:Cell's theme always creeped the shit out of me, might not sound as dark as some of the others on here but I find it quite unnverving.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl8_b4qi3Ss

Best dark track though easily goes to "The Dead Zone Is Summoned Up" especially when it was used during Goku's first Super Saiyan transformation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rgdyeMExdM
Speaking of Cell themes, I was talking to Scott Morgan (CrookieMonster on Kanzenshuu, a member of the team that did the Faulconer score) a while back, and he was looking for suggestions for DBZ themes. I suggested Baby Cell, and he made this. It's pretty spooky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdlYhyXsBLg
Nice to know the Faulcner crews still got it even today ;)
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Re: Which score was the darkest?

Post by Lord Exor » Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:15 pm

The Nathan Johnson and Faulconer Productions scores, most definitely.

Frieza's theme is an underappreciated, rather chilling piece. There still doesn't appear to be any consensus as to just who wrote it.
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Re: Which score was the darkest?

Post by Kakacarrottop » Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:18 pm

Just thought i'd add a few of the darker Levy tracks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDx6CGNUNro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9i08SELQW4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1Hd28bOPEA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBwg_1NFY00watch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfJ9eznb-YI
It's hard to believe the same guy who composed music for shows like Barbie and Inspector Gadget was behind this :wtf:
Sometimes i get the impression the music in that score was just a collection of Saban music that was considered too dark to make it onto Power Rangers.
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Re: Which score was the darkest?

Post by fadeddreams5 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:33 pm

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Re: Which score was the darkest?

Post by Coycoy88 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:39 am

I'm only really familiar with Team Faulconers score, so I'll name off some of tracks that give off a pretty dark/creepy vibe IMO.

Eerie Suspense - [unreleased]
Frieza Suspense - [unreleased]
Goku's Nightmare
Cell Absorbs Droid - [unreleased]
Evil Majin Theme
Android 17 & 18
Trunks Stews - [unreleased]
Devastation
Dead Zone
Planet Namek Explodes - [unreleased]
Ginyu Transformation
Long Flashback
Cell Jr's Theme - [For some reason the creepy violin part of the song that played in the anime wasn't included on the CD version.]
Cell Returns
Cell At Carnival
Weird & Backwards
Evil Suspense (With Choir) - [unreleased]
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Re: Which score was the darkest?

Post by Man-Child » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:31 pm

Speaking of Cell themes, I was talking to Scott Morgan (CrookieMonster on Kanzenshuu, a member of the team that did the Faulconer score) a while back, and he was looking for suggestions for DBZ themes. I suggested Baby Cell, and he made this. It's pretty spooky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdlYhyXsBLg
That is pretty spooky. I feel like this piece would fit perfectly in an early Metroid game. Specifically, Super Metroid. I can just imagine hearing it in the title screen.

Back to the topic, I grew up with the Levy and Wasserman score and still think the all around feel of the music was the darkest the show's ever sounded. The way it drones on, the heavy drum pounds, the screeching string highs reminicient of Psycho, and what vaguely sounds like choir chanting is just insane for a kids show.

This clip best shows how dark the music could sound during that era:

https://youtu.be/P5fsDYdDwLo.

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Re: Which score was the darkest?

Post by Captain-Sora » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:12 am

For Kikuchi, I guess his scores for Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle and The World's Strongest would be the "darkest," but even they have their share of lighthearted material. It's really hard to pinpoint an overall dark score from him, since most of his material we hear throughout the series is taken from the movies, save for a few cues here and there. His scores for the films are more on the dramatic scale, with not much room for anything overly dark from beginning to end. We have a few eerie pieces here and there to convey a sense of foreboding before things hit the fan, and then the later parts of each film's score is mostly the standard fun-filled, grandiose, and action-packed stuff. For a TV series-specific specific, that one sinister cue that plays with bits of "We Were Angels" (heard in the second half of "Believe in Tomorrow..." on the soundtrack) is pretty tense and dark.

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Re: Which score was the darkest?

Post by Doctor. » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:52 am

Sumitomo's Resurrection 'F' score is pretty "dark", which one would expect considering it's a film about Freeza. Super has had some dark soundtracks, too.

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Re: Which score was the darkest?

Post by cRookie_Monster » Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:09 am

ekrolo2 wrote:
Kamiccolo9 wrote: ...
Speaking of Cell themes, I was talking to Scott Morgan (CrookieMonster on Kanzenshuu, a member of the team that did the Faulconer score) a while back, and he was looking for suggestions for DBZ themes. I suggested Baby Cell, and he made this. It's pretty spooky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdlYhyXsBLg
Nice to know the Faulcner crews still got it even today ;)
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