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The Doom Eternal soundtrack trailer is hella metal

Complete with its own heavy metal choir

Ryan Gilliam (he/him) has worked at Polygon for nearly seven years. He primarily spends his time writing guides for massively popular games like Diablo 4 & Destiny 2.

With Doom Eternal out in two weeks, Bethesda released a new video showing off the game’s kick-ass soundtrack. Mick Gordon, the man responsible for Doom’s (2016) music, returns for Doom Eternal. But this time, he brought a legion of metal-heads with him.

The sound of the original Doom carries over to Doom Eternal, but Gordon and lead audio designer Chad Mossholder wanted to put together a heavy metal choir to enhance the music. A choir specializing in metal music isn’t the easiest thing to find, so Gordon put out an open call for metal artists to join his “awesome ensemble of badasses.”

The video features interview clips and vocals from some of these metal singers — such as Linzey Rae of The Anchor, James Dorton of Black Crown Initiate, Wesley Merritt from The World I Knew, Natalie Kahan of Wildspeaker, and so many more.

Mossholder and the team want Doom Eternal to “feel like a heavy metal album experience.” And the heavy metal choir helps create that feeling. The singers featured in the choir are all different, each bringing their own unique sound to the space. Some of the artists commented on the diversity of voices, including a Mongolian metal artist that can make his voice sound like a didgeridoo.

The final 30 seconds of the video features the combined result of the choir — Doom Eternal’s fast-paced, disgusting gameplay mixed with the heavy metal choir’s vocals. The result is extremely metal, and is making the wait for Doom Eternal’s launch on March 20 that much harder.