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DOOM Soundtrack origins

Calling all sputters, gamers, music nerds, and every other troglodyte in between. Listen up cuz I got a question for YOU! So yeah the OG DOOM games have some of the most classic soundtracks of all time, featuring a shit ton of MIDI metal songs that riff hard as fucking fuck. Many of them are obvious copies of real songs by Pantera, Slayer, Metallica, AIC, and several others, but a shit ton of them havent been identified by even the DOOM WIKI (i fuckin kr?) Doom music writer Bobby Prince said in an interview "95% of the songs were either heavily inspired or note-for-note tributes of some of our favorite kick ass songs...hardly any of it was original" which got me wondering if you fuckers could help me uncover the truth of the riffs? The Official DOOM WIKI only has like half of them and most of them are wrong as hell. Y'all know ur shit tho. I'll show you my suggestions but im prob way off with some of them.
1Bobby Prince
Doom


Fuck yeah...here we go.
Here's a link to the full Doom soundtracks so y'all can follow along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cixW6rogZ48&t=5999s
2Forbidden
Forbidden Evil


"At Doom's Gate" (the unofficial main theme for Doom)
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Metallica - "No Remorse" but i think that is WAY off. This riff is pretty generic and alot have given answers, but...
SONOMA SAYS: Forbidden - "Through The Eyes Of Glass" not a perfect match, but very similar and even has the pitch shift up. The truth is that Bobby Prince wrote this riff long before jamming any metal but idk, also the riff is very generic and there are countless contenders for the OG song.
3Bobby Prince
Doom


"The Imp's Song"
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Metallica - "The Thing That Should Not Be", also similar to Judas Priest "Heavy Metal"
SONOMA SAYS: sounds more similar to JP's song but I dont hear the Metallica song at all
4Slayer
Reign in Blood


"Dark Halls"
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Slayer - "Criminally Insane"
SONOMA SAYS: Ehh i kinda hear it, but it's only the first few seconds of the song...but sure
5Pantera
Vulgar Display of Power


"Kitchen Ace"
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Pantera - "Rise", similar to Helmet - "Unsung"
SONOMA SAYS: Pantera - "Rise" very obviously no debate
6Bobby Prince
Doom


Suspense
DOOM WIKI SAYS: unknown
SONOMA SAYS: idk
7Believer
Sanity Obscure


On The Hunt
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Believer - "Sanity Obscure"
SONOMA SAYS: Not perfect but I'll agree until further notice
8Bobby Prince
Doom


Demons On The Prey
DOOM WIKI SAYS: unknown
SONOMA SAYS: idk but my friend swears it's a song by Saint Vitus
9Bobby Prince
Doom


Sign Of Evil
DOOM WIKI SAYS: unknown
SONOMA SAYS: idk but it sounds like it would make a dope metal song
10Bobby Prince
Doom


Hiding The Secrets
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Alice In Chains - "Die Young" (the drumming in particular is identical, albeit faster)
SONOMA SAYS: yeahhhh the drums are similar but the drumming pattern is generic and the music sounds no where even remotely close
11Metallica
Master of Puppets


I Sawed The Demons
DOOM WIKI SAYS: AC/DC "Big Gun", comparable to Helstar "Burning Star" and Accept "I'm a Rebel"
SONOMA SAYS: it's a generic riff, but I think it's a note-for-note copy of Metallica - "Master Of Puppets" but a tad bit slower.
12Bobby Prince
Doom


The Demons From Adrian's Pen
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Metallica "The Call Of Ktulu", also comparable to Devil Doll "Mr. Doctor"
SONOMA SAYS: idk i barely hear either one of those
13Pantera
Vulgar Display of Power


Intermission
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Pantera - "Regular People"
SONOMA SAYS: I literally only think the first 5 seconds of both songs are similar, but that buildup intro riff is really generic and could be any song. However everyone is in agreeance that "Intermission" is "Regular People" so I'll agree
14Bobby Prince
Doom


They're Going To Get You
DOOM WIKI SAYS: unknown
SONOMA SAYS: idk but I think it might be from a movie score
15Candlemass
Nightfall


Sinister
DOOM WIKI SAYS: James Horner - "Going After Newt"
SONOMA SAYS: Candlemass - "Gothic Stone"
16Camille Saint-Saens
Danse macabre, Op.40


Waltz Of The Demons
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Camille Saint-Saƫns "Danse Macabre"
SONOMA SAYS: yep ^
17Bobby Prince
Doom


Nobody Told Me About ID
DOOM WIKI SAYS: unknown
SONOMA SAYS: tbh it seriously reminds me of Paul McCartney - "Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time" but that would be fucking funny if it were true
18Pantera
Vulgar Display of Power


Hell Keep
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Pantera - "Mouth Of War"
SONOMA SAYS: Pantera - "Mouth Of War" one of the more obvious ones
19Judas Priest
Painkiller


Donna To The Rescue
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Judas Priest - "Leather Rebel"
SONOMA SAYS: I'd say it's similar enough but not a perfect match
20Slayer
South of Heaven


Deep Into The Code
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Saxon - "Heavy Metal Thunder", also comparable to Slayer "Behind The Crooked Cross"
SONOMA SAYS: seriously this one is so fucking obviously "Behind The Crooked Cross"
21S.O.D.
Speak English or Die


Facing The Spider
DOOM WIKI SAYS: S.O.D. - "Sargent D & The S.O.D.", also comparable to Slayer - "Silent Scream" and Venom - "Red Light Fever"
SONOMA SAYS: S.O.D. - "Sargeant D & The S.O.D."
22Bobby Prince
Doom


Sweet Little Dead Bunny
DOOM WIKI SAYS: unknown
SONOMA SAYS: idk but it sounds like SOAD - "Spiders", but that song came out 9 years after this game.
23Bobby Prince
Doom II: Hell On Earth


Running From Evil
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Megadeth "Hangar 18", also comparable to Atheist "Earth" (from 2:35 for 40 seconds), Overkill "World Of Hurt" intro is also similar to the intro from Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like a Hole".
SONOMA SAYS: obv this one is open to alot of interpretation. Out of all of these, I'd say the Atheist one is the most similar but I'll leave it up to you.
24Atheist
Elements


The Healer Stalks
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Atheist - "Samba Briza", similar to Hall & Oates - "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" and Sade - "Siempre Hay Esperanza"
SONOMA SAYS: Atheist - "Samba Briza"
25Bobby Prince
Doom II: Hell On Earth


Countdown To Death
DOOM WIKI SAYS: unknown
SONOMA SAYS: idk but it sounds like a gayer version of the Imperial March
26Bobby Prince
Doom II: Hell On Earth


Between Levels / Intermission
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Wolfenstein 3D "Zero Hour", similar to George Duke "Floop De Loop"
SONOMA SAYS: idk but I honestly don't hear the Wolfenstein one at all. Sounds like Atheist to me
27Sepultura
Arise


DOOM
DOOM WIKI SAYS: unknown
SONOMA SAYS: as a kid I thought it was the intro to Sepultura - "Dead Embryonic Cells" but now that's really taking the piss
28Mayhem
Deathcrush


In The Dark
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Dokken - "Unchain the Night", also comparable to Mayhem - "Chainsaw Gutsfuck"
SONOMA SAYS: Mayhem - "Chainsaw Gutsfuck" but also comparable to Judas Priest - "Burn In Hell"
29Slayer
South of Heaven


Shawn's Got The Shotgun
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Slayer - "South Of Heaven"
SONOMA SAYS: Slayer - "South Of Heaven" no shit
30Argent
All Together Now


The Dave D. Taylor Blues
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Argent - "Hold Your Head Up (Album Version)" (section of song from 4:15 until about 4:50), also similar to Billy Idol - "Flesh for Fantasy" and Primus - "Those Damn Blue Collar Tweekers"
SONOMA SAYS: Def that bridge from Argent - "Hold Your Head Up"
31Pain (SWE)
Pain


Into Sandy's City
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Stone Temple Pilots "Sex Type Thing", also comparable to Kiss "War Machine"
SONOMA SAYS: okay IK this is wrong but I hear Pain - "Shut Your Mouth"
32Black Sabbath
Dehumanizer


The Demon's Dead
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Black Sabbath "After All (the Dead)" (but also resembles Jimi Hendrix "Burning of the Midnight Lamp")
SONOMA SAYS: Black Sabbath - "After All (The Dead)" but I a friend hears Candlemass - "Solitude"
33Pantera
Vulgar Display of Power


Waiting For Romero To Play
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Pantera - "This Love"
SONOMA SAYS: ^^^^ basically a carbon copy
34Bobby Prince
Doom II: Hell On Earth


Message For The Archvile
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Slayer - "Skeletons Of Society"
SONOMA SAYS: idk but I barely hear the aforementioned Slayer song
35Alice in Chains
Dirt


Bye Bye American Pie
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Alice In Chains - "Them Bones"
SONOMA SAYS: ^^^^ IMO the most obvious homage, copies both the verse and chorus
36Alice in Chains
Dirt


Adrian's Asleep
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Alice In Chains - "Angry Chair"
SONOMA SAYS: Alice In Chains - "Angry Chair"
37Bobby Prince
Doom II: Hell On Earth


Getting Too Tense
DOOM WIKI SAYS: unknown
SONOMA SAYS: idk, but it reminds me of the main theme to the film Galaxy Of Terror
38Peter Gabriel
Birdy


Opening To Hell
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Peter Gabriel - "Powerhouse at the Foot of the Mountain"
SONOMA SAYS: Peter Gabriel - "At Night"
39Bobby Prince
Doom II: Hell On Earth


Evil Incarnate
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Accept - "T.V. War"; may be originated from the mock Nazi march in Symphony No. 7 of D.Shostakovich.
SONOMA SAYS: idk man
40Gustav Holst
The Planets, Op. 32


The Ultimate Challenge/Conquest
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Wolfenstein 3D music (Ultimate Conquest played in E3M9 and E6M9), very similar to the intro of "YYZ" by Rush and arrangement of "Mars, the Bringer of War" by Gustav Holst from Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine
SONOMA SAYS: def Gustav Holst
41Bobby Prince
Doom II: Hell On Earth


Intermission
DOOM WIKI SAYS: King Crimson "Thela Hun Ginjeet" & Wolfenstein 3D Hitler Waltz (HITLWLTZ), also similar to Jungli "Vicious Circle (Catch 22)"
SONOMA SAYS: idk but it has a similar bass line to the King Crimson song
42Edge of Sanity
The Spectral Sorrows


End Music
DOOM WIKI SAYS: Edge Of Sanity - "The Spectral Sorrows"
SONOMA SAYS: Edge Of Sanity - "The Spectral Sorrows" but sped up and happier
43Mick Gordon
Doom


Have not jammed this one yet but I'm not sure if this one copies real songs too
44Bobby Prince
Doom
45Bobby Prince
Doom II: Hell On Earth
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