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Fans replace Doom Eternal's mumble rap trailer music with Mick Gordon's metal

Published: 10:31, 25 February 2020
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Doom Eternal's new TV spot unexpectedly features mumble rap music, which does not quite fit the occasion. Luckily, Doom fans have made their own version, packed with Mick Gordon's aggressive industrial metal riffs.

The sky is blue, the grass is green and aggressive industrial metal music belongs in Doom games. It is simple as that really. However, Bethesda decided to mix things up with their latest TV spot for Doom Eternal and to say that has backfired massively would be an understatement. Check out the monstrosity below:

Doom fans over at Reddit and social media agree that this type of music has no place in Doom Eternal trailer, which is something that we can all agree on. That is why they made their own version of the new trailer but instead of passive and adrenaline-killing mumble rap music, the fans decided to put a proper Doom sound - one of the tracks from the creator of Doom and Doom Eternal soundtracks, Mick Gordon.

As you can see in the alternative TV spot below, courtesy of elrabin, the new music fits much better despite being just roughly added to the video. It is not the best edit but Doom fans still love it and have made that clear in the comments. 

"MUCH better! The tards at Bethesda need to pull the ad from TV and replace it with this one now," one YouTube comment claims. 

Over at Reddit, players have also been criticising Bethesda for using baffling titles in the video such as "courage".  Reddit user Rizenstorm even has an interesting theory on the creation of the new trailer: "I feel like whoever is in charge of marketing over at Bethesda really hated their job and is intentionally trying to destroy the company," Redditor wrote.

It is safe to say that mumble rap was a pretty bad choice for Doom Eternal TV spot but it is not the first time that publishers are advertising their games with this type of music. Remember Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay reveal which also featured similar music? Bethesda could have learned from that.

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