Geekery: Making the Doom 2016 Soundtrack

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This OST will drag you to hell… and you may not want to leave.

Doom 2016 is being called one of the best single player experiences of the year…. and its soundtrack sets the tone brilliantly.

It was written and mainly performed by Australian composer and sound designer Mick Gordon. Other games on his resume: Killer Instinct and Wolfenstein: The New Order. He mixes traditional composition and modern sound design to create his work, and is brilliant at creating moods that will really immerse players into a game.

In the score for Doom he aimed to “illustrate the game’s portrayal of Hell and its insidious power” in sound. Gordon recently offered a two part walk through of his creative process…

 

What influences do you hear in Gordon’s compositions for Doom?

  • manouel35

    i love this game ! 😀

  • Admiral Raptor

    I require a Doom miniature game, or at least a re-issue of the amazing Doom miniatures that Ral-Partha made in the 90’s.

    • Severius_Tolluck

      Well there isnt a full range, but before we got Descent from FFG we had doom the board game…..

    • Mike X
      • Admiral Raptor

        Thanks! I didn’t know about this game. I’ll have to take a closer look.

  • MrTish

    Bollocks. Apart from a couple of tracks reminiscent of the original the soundtrack is forgettable metal dirge

  • Iconoc1ast

    Luvz dem soundz. Quake needs a revamp too.

  • Thedinosaur

    Great music for an excellent reboot!

  • Jay Shepherd

    The online multiplayer is terrible, but man, the single player is some of the best fun I’ve had in a video game.