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Lava Caves (Burning Trail) (ラヴァケイブス(バーニングトレイル)?)[1] is a theme in Metroid Prime.

Description[]

Lava Caves (Burning Trail) is first heard upon Samus's first trip to the Magmoor Caverns (unless Sequence Breaking has been performed) and plays in the Burning Trail (hence the name) and Lake Tunnel rooms. The rest of the Caverns plays the faster-paced Magmoor Caverns theme, which in turn is a remix of the Ridley's Lair music in Super Metroid.

This is a slow theme with persistent heavy drum beats, rolling cymbals, and an ominous male choir. The choir is singing a recurring melody previously heard as quiet ambience in the Ancient Chozo Ruins and Chozo Ruins tracks, but now presented in a more overtly menacing tone to signify the dangerous environment.

While not a direct remix of Norfair Hot Lava Area, the theme of upper Norfair from Super Metroid, Lava Caves (Burning Trail) is arranged in a similar fashion as that theme. The Bryyo Fire theme in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Bryyo Naka, resembles the Burning Trail theme.

The theme can be heard here.

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