Bethesda is out today with a new behind-the-scenes video for Doom Eternal. The video looks at the game’s heavy metal soundtrack.
“We want the whole game to feel like a heavy metal experience,” says Chad Mossholder, the game’s lead audio designer.
So the developers at id Software invited a bunch of heavy metal artists to apply to be a part of the soundtrack. The various artists gathered in Austin, Texas for a recording session, which is featured in the video.
“The group that we ended up putting together is really diverse,” says Mick Gordon, the game’s composer. “There are so many different types of metal scenes there.”
The choir includes names such as Tony Campos (Ministry; Static X), Sven De Caluwe (Aborted), Linzey Rae (The Anchor), and more. The result is the game’s signature chant. Pieced together from a mysterious and ancient language that hearkens back to the Slayer’s origins, the chant weaves into the soundtrack and ties directly into the lore of Doom Eternal.