The Cleric Beast is a pretty difficult first boss by any standard, and that soundtrack is part of it. Those unearthly chants, the pounding string sections. You imagine a hellish choir singing and toasting to your inevitable doom. What you don't imagine: a large group of casually clothed middle-aged men and women chilling out, singing like they've just rocked up from a family BBQ.
Kinda kills the vibe really.
I found the above video on Games.on.net. It's a look behind-the-scenes of the soundtrack recordings. This is some Wizard of Oz shit. How am I supposed to be rooted to the spot in terror now?
By the way, the Bloodborne soundtrack is now available for purchase. You can pick it up digitally right now.
It's a great soundtrack. Crazily intense.
At least it was intense until I realised it was sung by a bunch of middle-aged dudes wearing khakis and ill-fitting t-shirts.
Seriously, this is killing the mood for me. Next time I'm taking down the Cleric Beast I'll be thinking of 'George', who likes to sport the polo-shirt/khaki/Asics runners combo. Thanks George, coulda dressed up a little, couldn't you?