ReMix: Doom II: Hell on Earth 'Blood Bath'
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With a name like "blood bath" how could we not post Mazedude's latest, from Doom 2, on Halloween? Twould be a crime, indeed. This is one seriously evil mix - it starts off innocently enough with a charmingly delicate bell and piano motif, but don't take that as any sort of indicator of things to come, as Chris builds from there, layer by layer, piece by piece, bringing in rock drums, awesome synth effects, a mean+ugly synth bass with some serious attitude, choir, menacing organ that would make Castlevania proud, and ever-increasing volume. This is intense, jugular-grabbin' stuff that doesn't let up or let you go for a second, so be prepared for a sonic journey into one ReMixer's vision of the underworld, id style. The processed guitar and flammed drum bits later on are just some of the juicy details that - importantly - you can hear amidst the chaos. Also, dig the chromatic rise just before the ending, which is softer but still resolves with menace hanging in the air. This has some of the better elements of Mazedude's own legendary River City Ransom ReMix, combined with some more gothic, demonic flavorings. Perfect Halloween bonfire music, but just as applicable for a private, headphone-enabled, lights-off, eyes-closed voyage to that place you get brief glimpses of in movies like Hellraiser and Event Horizon. Recommended.
A solid track, and definitely worth the download.
- Sir_Downunder on December 12, 2009
I wish the drums were a bit punchier, but otherwise this one is pretty much perfect.
- OA on December 10, 2009
At least not untill 0:39.
It comes in layers which is "meh" to me, and too much of the mix is more atmospheric than horrific. and when it does, the mix gets too muddled.
>.< I just talked myself out of liking this one.
- 42 on January 20, 2009
Oh wait, back on topic. That song was a great remix. I loved the way you put everything together. The piano part was especially great!
- sonicbhoc on April 30, 2006
- BlueMage on April 5, 2006
The creepy synths take their cue from the drum samples, sounding decidedly "fifth element", in only the best fashion possible, in only the way that cheap artificial life can exist, in only the way that such life is reflected... The local synths take over the track and tear through the music, swearing priority over all except a persistant bassline, while the synths dance their way.
.....the synths and drums pick up at this point, while the accomponiment helps set the urgency for the scene, going through bar after bar, each instrument added confirming that nothing is as it seems, the intensity builds and builds...
The pace picks up, further and further, faster and faster, various synths taking over, overriding the track, each adding their own distinct pattern to the mix, each remeniscent of the very esscence of DOOM, until a moment of total silence in which the listener barely has time to think before the pure evil of the piece takes over - the listener is subjected to the last few chords and melodies of the piece, the last few loose ends, before being treated to a terminal piano piece that assures the listener that the affairs of Hell are far from concluded.
- NSR125-Kid-UK on August 23, 2005
- benevolensaurus on March 1, 2005
- The Orichalcon on January 10, 2005
This is one of Mazedude's best.
Excellent synth work! What kind of controller will he use today ladies and gentlemen? Excellent arrangement - exceedingly interesting. Love the syncopated beats as well; daring and quite original.
I don't remember Doom ][ being half as cool as this track. Great work.
- killthrush on January 7, 2005
1:10 it'd be sweet if there was a time signature change there
- jordex on October 26, 2004
I love how you are very subtle in building things up.
The piano, in my opinion, is the most subtle instrument, and almost has a subliminal "feel" to it (but maybe that's just me).
This is definately a keeper.
- mofokuban on July 3, 2004
I love the organ and really aggressive piano among the most out of this song, but all of is teh awesomes evar!
10/10, awesome work Mazedude.
- LightCecil on June 9, 2004
At the peak of this song, once can't but help imagine the Doom guy frantically shoving shells into his twin-barreled shotgun as fast as he can fire them as Demon after demon steps forth.
Even the ending captures the feel very well, as this song never winds to a close, but merely insinuates a pause in the action, a pause that always ends right before it can become a much-needed break.
While I consider Mazedude's other doom works to be superior as stand-alone songs, Bloodbath is his masterpiece as he has managed to transform one stimulus seemlessly into another.
Highly reccomended, but especially to anyone who's ever played though Doom.
- Yakolev Noct on March 2, 2004
- FenianMasochist on August 19, 2003
- endblink on August 19, 2003