Thursday, February 22, 2024

Escape album with tributes to Doom, Civ 4 and more


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The band WASD have released their second studio album, Escape. In addition to new interpretations of classic game soundtracks, this also includes homages to the most popular OSTs in the gaming world.

Looking for new background music while you play? The band WASD, which describes itself as a “PC Gaming Progressive Metal Project”, not only wants to make the hearts of metal fans beat faster with their second studio album WASD, but also to awaken memories of classic shooters like Doom or Duke Nukem 3D. The album also features reinterpretations of soundtracks for quieter games like Civilization 4.

In an interview with PCGamer, Austin Green, the man behind WASD, said he tied the chosen titles to a golden era of PC gaming where PC gaming was “still PC gaming.” In addition, Green participated in the special edition of the Escape album, which is sold in disc form, but only in limited numbers.

Green initially had the idea of ​​putting the entire album on a vintage floppy disk, but had to shelve this plan due to lack of storage space. Even compressing the audio files wouldn’t have helped because the tracks were very “inaudible”. Instead, the band decided to put two random titles on each of the 50 available discs.

Escape: WASD’s Second Album Track List

The result was the album Escape, which, with a total of fourteen songs and a duration of almost 55 minutes, can be heard in various versions on the official WASD website. In addition to the single track streaming option, both the digital and physical album can be ordered here and the “Floppy Disc Mystery Single” can be purchased.

  1. Turricane Huelsbeck [Turrican]
  2. The greatest janitor in the universe [Space Quest III]
  3. Stands the test of time [Civilization IV]
  4. Prisoner 849 rides again [Unreal: Return to Na Pali]
  5. programmable rock [The Incredible Machine Version 3.0]
  6. Gul’dan’s March [Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness/World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade]
  7. two bullets [Metro 2033]
  8. Firestone [Borderlands]
  9. nanotech outlaw [Deus Ex]
  10. Donk Chonk’em [Duke Nukem 3D]
  11. Best bidder [MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries]
  12. ruined sanctuary [Heretic]
  13. spice opera [Dune]
  14. The prophecy [Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty]

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