ReMix:Doom II: Hell on Earth "Opening to Hades" 7:55

By Mazedude

Arranging the music of one song...

"Opening to Hell (Map30)"

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

Posted 2014-06-19, evaluated by djpretzel

LabyrinthGuy hits us up with a dark, twisted & tortured industrial descent into hell, or "heck" if you prefer:

"Ah, the epic final track of my American Album. Having done several Doom 2 remixes, I wanted to finish off the album by taking the rather creepy last level music, and sonically create a sense of Hell within an industrial track. Hence the screams, the monsters, the fire... and the music that builds, and builds, and builds... ooh, isn't it SCARY?! BTW, my album sequel American Pixels (in development) has a nice Diablo remix that also features fire, screaming guitar, and more... :)"

Larry sums things up nicely:

"Menacing from the word "go." Chris gets a lot of mileage out of "Opening to Hell" with a constantly evolving industrial take. I'm impressed with how Mazedude preserved the pacing of the source tune while fleshing it out with lots of original supporting writing. Props for justifying the length by keeping things mutating throughout. I mean, if you actually ended up down below, there'd be no quick escape; your situation would just become worse and worse by the minute. Welcome to hell. Enjoy your stay. Tell 'em Mazedude sent you. :-D"

Of course Chris is actually a great guy, wonderful father, devoted husband, etc. so I'd wager he's going to heaven, if you believe in morally Boolean afterlives and all that jazz :) But with this, his most sinister & darkest mix yet, you could almost convince me that he's at least VISITED and checked out some real estate opportunities in the 7th or 8th circle - wherever they keep the loud, clanky machines and spine-tingling strings & synths and what not. At 7'55" and leaning primarily on texture & discord, this almost sounds like a Getman-Newman collab with Children of the Monkey Machine at times, so if you're into apocalyptic atmospheres & malevolent maelstroms of distilled evil, you've come to the right place!! Be sure to check up on Chris regularly @ to keep taps on his many musical endeavours!



Latest 6 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2016-03-30 23:00:27

Is it OK to be scared of a remix? 'Evil' really sums this up perfectly! You can visualize so much hellish stuff if you listen to this with your eyes closed. Torture chambers, bloody spikes and sharp things, fire, cliffs, all that good (maybe not so good?) stuff. Mazedude has taken the original track and evolved it into a giant scary monster of a mix. Excellent stuff.

Also just the right amount of poor souls screaming in the background 8O8)

on 2014-11-09 05:03:54

One of the best atmosphere mix I've heard on OCR! It's terrifying at will :)

Mix really rich with strange sonorities, but really mastered.

Great Job !

on 2014-06-24 09:17:36

Man, Mazedude, you seriously know how to make a downright evil ReMix. The SFX were incredibly fitting, the heavy percussion and monstrous organ (which I love to death) and the dark build up, it's all so nightmarish. I've heard of seven minutes in heaven. Now we have eight minutes in hell. Sweet stuff, Mazedude.

on 2014-06-20 16:41:02

This certainly nails a hellish atmosphere. I really like the metallic percussion and all the SFX were nice as well.

on 2014-06-19 15:09:35

Hm... sometimes the bass notes kinda bleed into each other since it's in a polyphonic mode, and the age shows a little in the high end, but otherwise, this is perfect. =) Fantastic development on a seemingly short source. How do you come up with these writeups, Dave? o_O

on 2014-06-19 14:38:57

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Doom II: Hell on Earth (GT Interactive , 1994, DOS)
Music by Bobby Prince
"Opening to Hell (Map30)"

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Time > Duration: Long
Time > Tempo: Slow
Usage > Halloween

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