ReMix: Doom II: Hell on Earth 'Gothic Sandy'
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Mazedude's last mix, RiverCityRammstein, was frighteningly good, so he had a lot to live up to in terms of setting such a high benchmark for himself. While perhaps a little less intense, and from more commonly covered material, his latest mix of Doom 2 still got some serious mojo rising. Living up to its christening, this is gothic industrial, featuring choir and harpsichord merging with heavy electric beats and fx. Fading in with basic synth, there's a great vocal effect at 0'31" that ALONE makes this worth listening to. It catches you by surprise each time and is so much more effective than more cliched dance-oriented samples like "let's move", etc. - small, but a really nice touch. The basic piece evolves from there to feature increasingly heavy percussion with a variety of panned bleeps, squirts, wurls, and kachunks, and the introduction of a symphonic organ to compliment the harpsichord. The one thing this piece is (arguably) missing is a strong presence on the low end - no overt, dedicated bassline to speak of. This is another instance where I can say that I would like to hear how this mix would sound a certain way (with a bass and perhaps a bit faster tempo) but am still satisfied with the version Mazedude gave us. He seems to have a very firm grasp on the nuances of programming industrial percussion with some serious attitude, and his recent mixes have all benefited from his honing of this particular skill. Recommended.
Good work Mazedude. :nicework:
- Sir_Downunder on December 12, 2009
Good stuff. :-)
- OA on November 18, 2009
but then at 0:31 then Wham, Splat, :shock:
Moral of the story: don't judge a track solely by it's first 30 to 45 seconds :<
I can't believe that this mix hasn't really seen the light of day since 05. This is definitely worth checking out.
- 42 on January 18, 2009
A classic remix to be sure :P
Gotta love the gasp at the start..
- RimFrost the Tourianist on October 17, 2005
Mazedude is my god.
This is just CRAZY good...!
- Dasmarius on October 17, 2005
- q-pa on February 2, 2005
- Creative ImPulse on October 26, 2004
So many great effects and sounds! then it goes back to oldskool near the end, sweet! i love the hardcore-ness if thats a word
- jordex on October 26, 2004
The SFX at 31", as djpretzel says, is a nice change from the classic choices for such things...
I like how the Mix switches from the original tune at that point to a more "heavy-metal" style at that point, as well.
Near the end, at 3'05, the guitar-riff sound marks a change from the ReMix material back to Original-type stuff, with the underlying bass from the Mix accompanying it as it fades from hearing.
All in all, excellent ReMix, as other people have said, mazedude should make a few more from this game.
- Jered Cain on September 11, 2004
- Scrabble_Ship on September 9, 2004
The vocals add some goodness to the atmosphere, and the overall tune is a very good one.
- Amayirot Akago on June 13, 2004
I wish I could do that...
- Xah on March 7, 2004
In my opinion, this has got to be one of the creepiest songs in the game to begin with, and Mazedude has gone and made it even more so.
The *gasp* sounds add a lot to the creepy, gothic, otherwordly feel of the piece.
For some reason, this piece has always ( the original and Mazedude's ReMix ) seemed very, how do I say this, ... epic. It has a very large, open quality about it that dwarfs you as you listen to it.
- metal_dragen on July 11, 2003
I joined the forums just to review this piece.
I am still listening to this, its amazing. Wonderful job, thank you ever so much for sharing it!
- Gabriel Xavier on July 1, 2003
- Agent Spork on June 25, 2003