Doom Eternal's Screaming Heavy Metal Singers Could Scare Demons To Death

Id Software and Bethesda enlisted the help of a heavy metal choir for Doom Eternal's music.


Doom Eternal's ultra-gory action needs a brutal soundtrack behind it, and composer Mick Gordon returns from 2016's Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to deliver the goods. With heavy metal vocalists serenading the legendary Doom Guy, Doom Eternal's tunes will get you pumped up in between battles and ready to slaughter thousands of demons.

In a behind-the-scenes video for Doom Eternal, Gordon solicited the help of a heavy metal choir in order to give the game a unique tone compared to its predecessor. The development team put out an open call for heavy metal singers to join a choir, which would fittingly record in a circle surrounding a satanic candle cluster.

Chanting an ancient language in unison, the participants delivered a massive battle cry. The group was split between men and women whose combined voice would intimidate even the mightiest Cyberdemon. They came from a diverse background of metal bands, including industrial metal and even Mongolian metal.

"They are just as much a part of the process as any of us," Gordon added in the video, praising their passion for the series.

All of it comes together, from the vocals to the chunky guitars and bass, to amplify Doom Eternal's action and crazy boss fights. Every shotgun blast and Glory Kill should feel more empowering as a result, as should brutal moments in the game's Battlemode multiplayer. We'll find out for sure later this month when Doom Eternal launches for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. It's available for pre-order now.

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