ReMix: Doom II: Hell on Earth "Running from Evil Horde" 4:20

By Evil Horde

Artist Links
electric-guitar rock
Arranging the music of one song...

"Running from Evil (Map01)"

Primary Game: Doom II: Hell on Earth (GT Interactive, 1994, DOS), music by Bobby Prince

Posted 2008-08-08, evaluated by the judges panel


Moving along... it's been over four years since we've posted a mix from Evil Horde, but he's back & he's bad (in a good way) on Doom II: DQD. While I'm at it, though you should also have gotten a forum notice, if you could help us out and Digg the release story we - and the revenants, hell knights, mancubii, etc. - would greatly appreciate it!!(!!) So, Janne Roivainen - better known as Evil Horde - has improved his craft during his rather lengthy hiatus, and seems to have developed a style that's more aggressive and metal, i.e. perfect for a Doom II project. He writes:

"My main approach to remixing this song, as any other song, was to grasp the essence of it and just have fun. The most notable element in the original MIDI was that awesome, pounding rhythm, so I definitely used that as a starting point. The other thing I noticed was that the song is just one huge build up. So I kinda used that too. Starting from just the rhythm I started to build up the momentum. And it was fun. I used the original chord progression and started to jam over it, filling the gaps and creating athmospheres, ending up with an actual hook - by accident - that wasn't in the original. That weird bit with two guitars just shredding the hell out of eachother - I guess you can almost call it a chorus - was me just totally improvising to test some lead material over the rhythm. And then I heard what I just played and was all like "Hell yeah".

... Overall it was a really excellent song to remix. Doom soundtracks just keep on giving. But the thing is, after all these angsty, in-your-face Doom mixes I just had to make NICE music for a while. Actually, I think I'm still on that path. Still, sometimes at night, I look at that guitar and the knob that says Distortion on it, and make an EVIL grin. Yeah, creepy. In all the wrong ways..."

THIS Doom II mix goes to *eleven*! Janne definitely captures the pounding, relentless rhythm of the source, a motif prevalent among a lot of Doom music, with a deep & grinding electric bass and guitars that, as advertised, do seem to shred the hell out of each other. There're tons of chugs, meaty acoustic drums, and wall-of-shred guitars, juxtaposing well against my previous waltz. The screeches, squeals, wah riffage, and general noodling towards the end really continue to up the ante, readily achieving the desired build of intensity and sheer force. I'm a little pressed for time at the moment, but suffice to say that this mix is probably more in line with expectations for the album, has a metric ton of evil voltage, literally secretes shreddage, represents a nice comeback for Evil Horde, and most definitely belongs on Doom II: Delta-Q-Delta!

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
avatar
Black_Doom
on 2015-12-04 10:01:11

One of my favorites from DQD. Love the wah-wah sound of the guitars. While this track still sounds Doom-esque, it is definitely a very cool upgrade of the original. Some solos are pretty top-notch. Rock on \m/

avatar
Inimitable
on 2009-01-11 14:43:01
Holy fucking christ on a stick. That was awesome. Did you program that all out yourself for guitar hero? If you can share that as downloadable content, I'd love to have a go at that. Looks really difficult too. Did you play it or get an automator to do it?

Either way, That just blows me away.

Yeah, I wrote out the chart myself. There's a GUI that makes the process fairly streamlined, though making a good quality chart can still take some time. In the video it's being played by a bot. To be honest, though, this one's not that hard as far as customs go. The community likes their ridiculous difficulty levels. :razz:

You can't grab customs as easily as you can grab DLC, but depending on what system/game you're using creating a custom disc might be easy or difficult. I use GH3 PC because there's a tool that makes it ridiculously easy to add songs to the game. If you're interested PM me and I'll set you in the right direction.

EDIT: finally got around to doing a drum track. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4fd_1aDqjE

avatar
EvilHorde
on 2009-01-11 13:31:37
I share these quite a bit with the ScoreHero/Guitar Hero community, but for whatever reason not usually this one. I think that's a bit silly. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h7-i58h85M

Since I don't have remixing talent myself, this is the best I can do to say "thanks - this mix kicks ass."

Holy CRAP! This is awesome! It's a really surreal feeling to watch your own song played on GH. Thanks for doing it, this was totally rad!

YAY!

avatar
The Orichalcon
on 2009-01-11 00:31:17
I share these quite a bit with the ScoreHero/Guitar Hero community, but for whatever reason not usually this one. I think that's a bit silly. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h7-i58h85M

Since I don't have remixing talent myself, this is the best I can do to say "thanks - this mix kicks ass."

Holy fucking christ on a stick. That was awesome. Did you program that all out yourself for guitar hero? If you can share that as downloadable content, I'd love to have a go at that. Looks really difficult too. Did you play it or get an automator to do it?

Either way, That just blows me away.

avatar
Inimitable
on 2009-01-10 22:45:07

I share these quite a bit with the ScoreHero/Guitar Hero community, but for whatever reason not usually this one. I think that's a bit silly. :) Since I don't have remixing talent myself, this is the best I can do to say "thanks - this mix kicks ass."

Guitar/Rhythm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h7-i58h85M

Drums: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4fd_1aDqjE

avatar
42
on 2008-12-11 12:43:22

"Dire metal" are words that come to my mind when I listen to this.

This remix is a little to frantic for my tastes, but it feels like a highly appropriate mix for when an army of abominations from the netherworld are wanting to eat your face.

avatar
Rozovian
on 2008-12-10 07:55:22

Chip metal, or whatever that modulation effect at 0:37 makes it. Would have been nice to have more chip elements in this, the metal gets old. Yeah, I've noticed I'm not as much of a metal fan as I used to be, but there's something in this that reminds me of why I enjoyed the genre back when. A little repetitive, not very melodic, but it's got great attitude. Good enough for me.

edit 12-22-09:

This track has really grown on me, probably my favorite from the album. It's got attitude... and a great name. :D

avatar
vr_jadison
on 2008-10-28 11:52:32

I have played Doom for my whole life and can say: This song is not cool enough to tell the tale of a serious fighting space marine against hell.

I don't like the pitch or style of certain parts. The music reminds me of a cheap new metal band instead of a historical game which is the father of new age shooters. The song will never be able to fill the sad hearts of the remaining space marines - who lost almost all their comrades - with pride about the performed fight for humanity.

It IS a remix of a Doom song, thats right! But in consideration of the bigness of the Doom-phenomenon and -history, this song cannot be considered a good Doom remix. (Even though id messed it up itself with the perky Doom movie...) It is not. And: There is nothing epic in it. It does not convince me.

Your technical performance is outstanding - the sound and all instruments are clear like the vacuum around mars... But sometimes I am afraid, that this is the only criterion the judges are looking at; For this song has neither own characteristic greatness or power nor any effective, that would have been copied from the source.

- The beginning sounds like "Hangar 18" from "MegaDeth" for a moment...

- The accents set in the background sounds during the solo diminishes it's power.

- Example: I was lucky hearing the solo beginning at 2:36, but two seconds later at 2:38 I realized that the setting of boring personal accents that derive from the source continue...

But at least I'm glad to see people concerning themselves about good 'ol Doom.

avatar
Nobbynob Littlun
on 2008-09-15 03:09:01

Not my style, but who cares? This is... meaty. Yes, that's the word. Meaty.

avatar
OA
on 2008-08-28 12:21:28

Man, This one is grungy. The bass sounds great, and some of the over-the-top percussive hits are quality.

I wish the leads were a little cleaner, they have some weird phase issues due to all the distortion on them, especially in the harmony section.As is, they are a bit too dirty. The rhythm chugs are nice, and the solo itself is cleaner and has some nice harmony snippets.

The beat seemed a bit too static for my tastes, I can understand having it take a backseat to all the guitars, but more than 1 beat would have been nice.

Very cool to see an OCR vet back in the saddle though.

avatar
Schloss Ritter
on 2008-08-16 13:56:03

I'm no expert or anything, but those were some epic riffs.

avatar
DragonAvenger
on 2008-08-16 13:45:23

Just watching my brother play Doom as a kid freaked me out, but that's another story. Great opening riffs, the first minute is great. 1:30~2:00 felt a little to empty to me. Felt like there should have been more going on there.

I don't know what's original or source, but the guitars do nice work overall. Some of the clashing parts are pretty epic sounding.

I would have liked a little more direction as a whole, it felt like the song didn't really 'go anywhere'. Some parts were really great that I would like to have heard more of. Nice work overall.

avatar
Doomguy
on 2008-08-12 04:17:10

Hotwire! An awesome springboard for the album. Well done, and don't stare at the Distort knob like that.:dstrbd:

avatar
The Orichalcon
on 2008-08-11 10:39:25

I love the dirtiness of this mix. The shredding sound of the supporting guitar really crawls up and down my spine whenever I listen to it.

when I first heard the track, I thought it could possibly use some beefing up in the latter sections with a rock organ like the original track had, and the lead did sound a little sloppy at times. But the track really grew on me and I've found myself listening to it on repeat at work. Definitely a gem from DQD. A huge kudos goes out to Evil Horde for picking up this track and bringing a bit of nostalgia back from DSoP.

avatar
Thrull
on 2008-08-08 18:35:50

Love the second half of this mix. Gets really dynamic and the guitars start to break out of the earlier rhythm.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Doom II: Hell on Earth (GT Interactive, 1994, DOS)
Music by Bobby Prince
Songs:
"Running from Evil (Map01)"

Tags (2)


Genre:
Rock
Mood:
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar
Additional:

File Information


Name:
Doom_2_Running_from_Evil_Horde_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
6,333,625 bytes
MD5:
ac91597fafd161fa00484e8346801faf
Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
4:20
Featured on album...

Doom II: Delta-Q-Delta


album cover
Published 2008-08-08
By OverClocked ReMix
Arrangement

Promotion

Kirby’s Liberation Service
View All

Latest Albums

View All

Latest ReMixes