For over 20 years now, first-person shooter video game Doom has been a hotbed of demonic symbolism, grindish violence and gore. Woop woop. But in the recent reboot of the game, Doom’s designers have outdone themselves by embedding pentagrams and 666 insignia into the game’s soundtrack. Redditor Tomcb noticed that when the track “Cyberdemon” was run through a spectograph, the profane iconography revealed itself in all its blood-red glory.
After checking out this glorious little easter egg, you can also learn more about how Doom soundtrack composer, Mick Gordon, created his hellish soundscapes. Spoiler: it includes using a 9-string guitar, an ’80s Soviet synth and a ton of analog gear to “corrupt” pure sin(e) wave tones.
Read more about the thought behind strategy game soundtracks here.