“No one gets out alive, and the music won’t let you forget.”

In the build-up to the release of sci-fi, horror game Carrion, the game’s award-winning composer Cris Velasco and music label Materia Collective have shared the main theme (embedded below) ahead of the soundtrack’s full release later this week.

Carrion is a game in which players take on the role of the antagonist – an imprisoned entity that possesses “devastating abilities on the path to retribution”.

The publisher, Devolver Digital, describes Carrion as “a reverse horror game in which you assume the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origin”.

Velasco is no stranger to scoring sci-fi and horror titles as the prolific composer has scored the soundtracks to other games in the genres including Resident Evil VII: Biohazard, ZombieU (also known as Zombi), and Clive Barker’s Jericho.

“The score to CARRION is unlike anything I’ve written before,” said Velasco via a press release. “While there are still melodic moments of grandeur and even beauty, the majority of the score is quite dystopian.

“You play as the monster in this reverse horror game. No one gets out alive, and the music won’t let you forget. The score is the monster’s inner dialogue. It should fill you with dread, helplessness, and the feeling that an unknowable malevolent entity could take you at any moment.”

Carrion is developed by Phobia Game Studio and will be released on 23rd July for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Linux, macOS, and Windows.

The 25-track soundtrack will be released alongside the game and will be available for purchase from Bandcamp and iTunes. The album will also be available from streaming services including Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify, and TIDAL.