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 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Clint Mansell – Doom (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Deluxe Edition) (2-CD)
UPC: 888072576711
Release Date: May 3, 2024

Expected to ship the week of May 3, 2024.

Doom (2005) was a big-budget feature film adaptation of the hit game from id Software, starring Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike and Dwayne Johnson (billed as The Rock). A team of marines are sent through a portal to a research facility on Mars, where they must battle demonic creatures which are revealed to be mutated humans from genetic experiments.

Doom was an action-packed romp noted for its nods to videogame culture, creature design by Stan Winston Studios, and lengthy first-person shooter sequence. One of its most successful elements is its forward-thinking score by Clint Mansell, blending orchestra and electronics with authentic “alt. rock” elements, including a remix of the Nine Inch Nails song “You Know What You Are.”

Mansell’s score smartly evolves from haunted-house spookiness to balls-out action, all impeccably produced. “I wanted to sort of capture the adrenaline and that sort of metal thrash that goes with the game and world in my opinion. It’s like it needed something edgy,” Mansell said at the time. “The original thought was to do a big orchestral score, and there is some orchestra in it, but it’s a very contemporary-type movie and the score needed to be contemporary, too.”

Doom was released as a 22-track, hour-long by Varèse Sarabande at the time of the film. This new Deluxe Edition expands the content to two discs, with 41 tracks and over 140 minutes. The 20-page booklet features liner notes by Daniel Schweiger and two double-page interior spreads of newly commissioned artwork by Micha Huigen.

Track List:

CD 1:
1. Doom (Main Title)
2. Pray For War
3. Facing Demons
4. Olduvai
5. Into Action
6. Stealth
7. Searching
8. Access Denied
9. Sibling Rivalry
10. A Discovery
11. Goat's Demons
12. Nano Wall / Carmack
13. Zombie-Blood Gone
14. Down In The Sewer
15. Man Down
16. Taking Control
17. Carmack's Return
18. Childhood Memories
19. Mac Attacked
20. Resurrection
21. BFG
22. Bathroom Break
23. Destroyed
24. Clip Drop
25. Death From Above

CD 2:
1. Infirmaray
2. Experimental Stahl
3. UAC Data
4. Containment Breach
5. It's Choosing
6. Kill Em All (A)
7. Kill Em All (B)
8. Mass Onslaught
9. C 24
10. First Person Shooter
11. Last Man Standing
12. Semper Fi
13. Fight Scene
14. Almost Home
15. You Know What You Are? (For E.C. Pt. 1) (Clint Mansell Remix)
16. Doom (For E.C. Pt. 2)

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Well I'd have never predicted this!

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Is disc 2, tr. 1 deliberate or incompetence?

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Bond65 knew... somehow.

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

So... this is a *gigantic* expansion (under 60 minutes of score on the original album, 140 minutes of score on the new album). Yet there are no sound clips. I like Mansell sometimes; he's certainly got a unique sound. And I don't mind rock elements in my film music (see also: Joel Goldsmith's Kull the Conqueror -- please expand, Varese!)

But can somebody actually familiar with this score (and especially the 80 previously unreleased minutes) give some insight into what this is like???

Also, the cast on this 19 year old film is crazy, in retrospect: Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? AND Doug Jones??? Such a shame it's apparently terrible.


 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

Also, the cast on this 19 year old film is crazy, in retrospect: Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? AND Doug Jones??? Such a shame it's apparently terrible.

I have very little memory of it, but the first person sequence is very cool.

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I'm a big Mansell fan, but I never latched on to DOOM, for some reason. The film is a decent potboiler (I used to watch other people play DOOM in the early 90s, so it had that nostalgic connection too). This release holds no interest to me, but it's spurred me to check out the OST again.

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   Chris Avis   (Member)

What's with the cover design with the stamp in the top left corner and the "stereo" designation in the top right? It looks like an old vinyl release. Yet the movie is from the digital era. So bizarre...


 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Old style catalogue number too

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   jwb1   (Member)

So now Varese is copying Intrada and not providing samples. These guys dont want sales?

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I don't know why Varese started not providing samples, but it definitely wasn't because of Intrada. Their most recent two Club titles before this (HTTYD3 and Hellboy II) didn't have samples and still don't. And I noticed this phenomenon at least as early as The Time Machine DE early last year... still doesn't have samples, either:

Neither did the pairing of City Hall (sold out) with Mouse Hunt:

I too wish sound samples would come back!


 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

3000x3000 cover added to website

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

No samples = no sales.

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   jwb1   (Member)

That just encourages pirating

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   Spiderbite   (Member)

Quickest way for me to not buy a score is to not provide samples to see if I like said score.

2nd quickest way is it being a Varese title after they treated me and others on prior orders from them over the last year.

Screw them.

 Posted:   Apr 20, 2024 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Just a thought, but you can sample the original release of this score on services like Spotify, YouTube, and others. If your sampling of the 2005 album release isn't too your liking, obviously save your money because the new release will be more of the same. This is Mansell in thrash metal and industrial metal mode. It's not for everyone and at this point in time, comparing it to what Mick Gordon did with the new Doom games you'll see the weaknesses in this one. It's too beholden to the leaden movie it supports.

Here's is an IGN review of the soundtrack from when it was first released:

 Posted:   Apr 20, 2024 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   rfkavanagh   (Member)

Kind of surprised they didn't wait until next year to release this for the film's 20th anniversary, but I'm happy to get an expanded Mansell at any time (even if this wouldn't be my preferred title).

 Posted:   Apr 20, 2024 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   foobsz   (Member)

Of all the Clint Mansell scores...... THIS did NOT need an expansion. THIS will not sell WELL.

Great job Varese!

 Posted:   Apr 20, 2024 - 9:14 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Let's go back a bit.

I remember when the videogame DOOM came in the early 90s. I didn't play it myself, as I hated playing shoot 'em ups where you died (I preferred the calmer point-and-click adventure games), but I watched other people play it. That and DOOM 2. So I have a sorta nostalgic relationship to the game.

Then came the film. I was skeptical, but remember being impressed by how decent it was -- how they were able to build on a relatively simple videogame premise. I rewatched it again two years ago or so, and I have to admit that it holds up as an entertaining genre potboiler.

Now, while I'm a huge Mansell fan, this score didn't quite grab me. But thanks to this announcement, I'm tempted to give the OST another chance.

Memory lane over.

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