ReMix: Doom II: Hell on Earth 'Oldskool Demon'
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Mazedude is playing to the id crowd of late, with this Doom 2 ReMix hot(ish) on the heels of his previous, Wolfenstein 3D mix. This arrangement forgoes the hybrid orchestral/electro style for a slightly older-fashioned industrial. Not sure if the word 'oldskool' comes to mind, but something close to it perhaps. This ReMix centers around a synthetic, heavy electric guitar patch that is intentionally bent and manipulated in ways that betray its artificial nature, but still sound dern cool. There's more of the same dynamically panned, intricate electro-percussion Chris seems to be favoring more and more, on top of a heavy industrial downbeat. There's a fake ending around the second minute, where things drop out quick, then go into a robotic funk with a screetching synth solo, very cool electric piano chord hits, and a more demonic (hence the name, yo) intensity. Do be warned that some of the soloing gets downright mean, soaring into the upper register with reckless abandon and no mercy. The only element that lacked punch was the fadeout ending - I don't have the same hangup with these that others do, when used in the right context, but in this case something with very punctuated closure would have been more appropriate. Other than that lil aspect, this is some atmospherically evil Doom 2 mixage that lives up to its mix title and delivers an id-sized wallop. Should help tide you over till Doom 3 goes gold :)
I thought the intro personalization was great, but i didn't fell that it branched out much further. It was a fun listen, but not a classic.
- OA on March 19, 2010
- Sir_Downunder on December 12, 2009
Bobby Prince's work continues to win my attention and admiration, and Mazedude is a huge part of that. His attention to detail in turning deceptively simple synth-gothic ambience into window rattling power trips is something to cherish.
By the way, that premature fade out fools me every time.
Every. Damn. Time.
- Marmiduke on March 23, 2009
- Mr Azar on January 26, 2009
In the end, its an average, o.k mix.
- 42 on January 23, 2009
This song, while not in my favorite genre, is really interesting. And, if you are a Doom fan, you should get this now.
Only weak point of this, the low bitrate of the MP3, that hurts the sound quality a lot, but it was needed to shrink down the filesize. Oh well, still a masterpiece.
- Nineko on December 19, 2006
Pretty good. If I never heard of the game's track before, I would have thought it came from the 80's. Nice.
- I-n-j-i-n on July 30, 2004
- The Orichalcon on February 25, 2004
- Mazedude on February 24, 2004
I specially like the FX percs with the bass pluncks,
and the synth solo @02:30
- Coucou on October 30, 2003
Original song quality A
Remixing quality, soundness A-
Replay value A-
Overall 94% A
- DukeNukem007 on September 10, 2003
- FenianMasochist on July 10, 2003
- 5hfifty on July 9, 2003
- ZtanZ on June 18, 2003
- rikfuzz on June 18, 2003