30-Day Video Game Music Challenge – Day 8
Day 8 – Music From a Shooter (1st/3rd Person)
Doom / Sign of Evil
Composer: Bobby Prince
I feel like it’s a given that I’d pick a song from another Doom game for this category; it is my favorite game series after all. While I do feel that the riff-heavy tracks in the original Doom are very iconic, I feel Doom is at its best when it goes for a more atmospheric tone. The PlayStation version of Doom as well as the N64-exclusive Doom 64 opted to replace the original OST entirely in favor of a creepy ambient soundtrack for example, and it’s fucking great.
However, that’s not to say that the original DOS version of Doom didn’t also have its fair share of moody tracks, and Sign of Evil is perhaps my favorite. It plays during the final level of the first episode, and it’s just such a fitting track to finish the episode off with. You just know you’re about to encounter some vile creatures as you make your way towards the end of the level.
Don’t be terribly surprised if you see another Doom game by the end of this 30 day challenge.