Yup I liked Quake but using polygons at the time was an enormous sacrifice. You could only fight one baddie at a time.
Although the Quake soundtrack was OK I personally found the Doom II soundtrack out of this world. And the sound of the double barelled shotgun played through a Cyrus Two into some JBL Control 1Gs nearly maxed out will NEVER be forgotten:)
Not to get too off topic, but YES! Quake was nice technological leap, and I loved the gloomy aesthetic, but DOOM/DOOM II was the superior game. Particularly for the reason you mention - the joy of DOOM lay in defeating the hordes. Also, since the levels aren't true 3D, they're a lot easier to build, and so there's still a steady stream of new content being made for DOOM (some of which is mind blowing) while Quake is pretty much dead now.
Quite enjoying this. The more ambient tracks seem a lot more interesting, the percussive aspects of some tracks seem a bit uninspired to me although bearing in mind it's a film score I guess it's just a background mood setting thing. It would be interesting to hear what they would do with it without the constraints imposed by matching the music to film scenes.
Some tracks better than others; A Thousand Details sounds like it should be in a James Bond movie, not keen. Others much more listenable and interesting.
Listening in about 30 to 45 minute chunks seems to work best for me.
A tentative, preliminary and somewhat enthusiastic 3/5 from this classical fanboy.
The tracks Discipline, Echoplex and Demon Seed work for me. Definitely not atmospheric, though.
Nice one. If you liked Bad Witch then worth noting that it's the last part of a trilogy of EPs, the preceding ones being 'Not The Actual Events' and 'Add Violence' - it was the former that reignited my interest in their work outside of scoring.
A 4/5 from me, and I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed it. I was obviously in the mood for ambient, and that terrific version of Immigrant Song that kicked it off, with Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I actually forgot it was a soundtrack album, and ended up simply enjoying the music and the textures.
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