Poetic Death, also known as Death Ballad (死の詩曲 Shi no Uta Kyoku?), is a music theme composed by Michiru Yamane for Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. It is the boss battle theme played during the Hippogryph, Olrox, Granfaloon, Beelzebub, Death, Shaft and Galamoth fights.

It later appeared in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair as the boss fight theme for the second downloadable stage, The One Who Is Many.


Song Data: Poetic Death
Image Track No. / Name (Japanese Name) Game / Soundtrack Composer Usage Notes / Links
Sotn ost 28. Poetic Death
(死の詩曲 Shi no Uta Kyoku) [alt]
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night /  Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Original Soundtrack
Michiru Yamane  Boss theme Links: YouTube
21877-1294824986 23. Poetic Death
(死の詩曲 Shi no Uta Kyoku) [alt]
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair /  Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Original Soundtrack
Michiru Yamane (composer)

Yasushi Asada (arranger) 

The One Who Is Many Links: YouTube
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