Giancarlo Feltrin here with a track from the Shadow of the Eternals Original Sountrack – Bathory’s Theme. I wrote this piece to convey the malicious yet playful and manipulative nature of Erzébet Bathory, one of the most infamous female serial killers of all time.
Bathory was obsessed with keeping her youth and beauty, and would bathe in the blood of virgins as to further her exploration of the occult and magick. She really is an interesting villain and this track was very exciting to compose.
The first half of the track could be reminiscent of a classical piece during the Baroque era of 1610 Hungary, but I later introduce other contemporary instruments. Since Shadow of the Eternals is a game that takes place over thousands of years in different countries – I find it more interesting to blend the themes and cultures together, as it is a story that, in a sense, transcends the limits of time and space.
Hope you enjoy!