ReMix: Doom 'Doomed'
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I hereby declare Rimco the king of new-age - or anything resembling it - on this site (Note that new age IS different from ambient, etc). Who exactly is Rimco? Well, he just happens to be the same person, going by a different name, as Aurasil, responsible for the AWESOME 'Yie Ar Kung Fu' ReMix that I think is severely under-downloaded and have already said would make my top ten. This guy's ReMixes are awesome people - GET THEM! Note that I went back and changed his Yie ar mix to reflect his new name and site - visit his site for some great original pieces as well. I could go on and on about the textures in his ReMixes - this ReMix in particular has synths that seem distorted, but they never get ugly - they stay RIGHT on the fringe of being clean and distorted, where the textures shimmer but there's no grunge or feedback. Beautiful.
- OA on March 11, 2010
The only thing I never liked as much is the backing synth that comes in around 1:59. I think it's kind of a generic backing and more could have been done with it. That part used to really bug me, but these days it doesn't too much anymore.
This is a wonderful mix that everyone should hear.
- ella guro on December 4, 2009
- tweex on October 22, 2009
Source - "You will die in this decrepit place. Nothing you do will alter that fact. The demons here don't like your company, and they'll slaughter you if you so much as cry." (harsh and blunt)
ReMix - "You fought hard, dear Space Marine, and in the end it just wasn't enough. Now lay down your arms and your spirit, and find inner peace. You will join your fallen comrades on the other side." (gentle and forgiving)
This mix is so much easier to listen to, is what I'm saying. It hits the right tones softly but firmly.
- Polo on April 6, 2009
EDIT: I meant (and mean) that in full seriousness. A complete transformation of one's emotional state upon listening is the highest compliment I can imagine giving a piece of music. This remix does exactly that. Thank you, Mr Craig.
- K.B. on February 16, 2009
Rimco interpreted the melody flawlessly. It contains everything the original does, but seamlessly includes some truly stunning moments that Bobby Prince himself would be jealous of, in a "Why didn't I think of that!?" sort of way.
If OCR could be summed up in a mix, this would be my pick. It's simple and complex at the same time, beautiful and macabre, and just plain awesome. I'm gushing now so I'll stop, but I really loved the mix and I'm glad others agree.
- Marmiduke on February 13, 2009
- Jeremy66 on January 12, 2009
I really hope Rimco does more pieces, this guy got me onto ocremix in the first place.
- goombapatrol on December 6, 2007
Before I go on I must add that I have indeed heard the original and found that to be quite creepy. Despite this, I actually get two different sensations from this song. When I connect the song to Doom, I can feel heartache and a sadness like no other. To the point of tears. Something, or someone, has or will die and it will be a horrid death filled with unimaginable pain.
But when I listen to it as a song apart from the source, I feel a build up of romance. Almost like a forbidden love that must be kept in quiet shadow. It gives me chills and makes me sigh so very deeply, most especially towards the very end. I have chosen to go with this sensation... probably just because I'm a bit of a romantic.
Either way, the song is magnificent and I think it stands quite well against the test of time. I fell for this song years ago and just came back to it. It hasn't lost it's power over me even for a second.
- Alimah Kali on November 22, 2007
Absolutely astounding mix.
- SUparJErk on July 25, 2007
- Valhalla Knight on May 19, 2007
This remix is one of my all-time favorites (of the 228 I've downloaded so far, and counting). I'm not a remixer myself so I can't comment on the details of music quality, but all I know is that it evokes a somber , sad, gripping, pleading mood.
I get the visual of the Doom Marine making his final stand against the demons and Barons of Hell in E1L8. Guns blazing, gore splattering, and then the deathblow. The anguished scream as the marine succumbs to the horde... and then a profound sorrow as our hero is devoured. It is the funeral dirge for the Doom Marine.
There are many awesome tunes on this site, and this is at the top of my list.
Please create more, Rimco -- this song kicks ass.
- amos_ender on October 26, 2005
This is certainly one of the top 20 on my playlist. This particular mix seems almost too powerful. Just the way the melody builds up to that main part, then holds you was enough to get a strong emotional reaction out of me.
Even though I've played the game and at the time would stop shooting long enough to enjoy the song, this piece gives me a bit of a different feeling....
I guess if I had a lover who had passed away like an hour or two ago, this song would probably sum up the feeling of loss very well. THAT's probably the emotion that I mentioned earlier might be. I'm still debating whether this would be appropriate to play at a funeral, despite it's origin.
At any rate, I love this song ... However, there is a down side to my personal review.
I love the song, but the one thing that brings this song down in my opinion is the sample quality. This song makes no attempt to hide the low quality of the samples used. As an avid listener of the old types of mod songs (mod, s3m, xm, it, etc.), this sounds like it was tracked using ScreamTracker or the like. The only samples that don't sound like they're 8-bit are the drums, though that's not too hard to accomplish even for 8-bits.
If this song were rebuilt using higher quality samples, that would just make my day. I'll admit that the first thought that ran through my mind when I first started listening to this song was; "Damn, was this converted from a mod? If this wasn't an mp3, I could play this with no problem on my pettily little laptop."
In the case of mods, CPU power is what makes or breaks mod songs, and my laptop is an old Pent. 166, so I was quite annoyed with this song at first. But I'm over that now.
And thus ends my post.
- GrrDraxin on October 12, 2005
My, how things have changed...
- The Orichalcon on May 20, 2005
Nice feel, pretty nice implementation. I just 5'd you.
- neminem on May 19, 2005