“Jesus Loves You” – The Eerie Hidden Soundbyte in the DOOM Soundtrack (VIDEO)
In a recent talk at the Game Developers Conference(GDC), composer Mick Gordon spoke about the incredible DOOM soundtrack he created for the 2016 reboot of the popular gory FPS franchise. One of the topics that he touched on was the Easter eggs he had hidden throughout the OST(original soundtrack). He brought to light one of said eggs that was in the form of a woman saying “Jesus love you.” The reason it took some digging to find was because it needed to be played backwards and in mono to hear the eerie message more clearly.
Gordon claimed that the general public had not found the “Jesus loves you” Easter egg yet, which is why he decided to speak up about it during his talk. “Do you know how many news websites wrote about that one?” said Gordon, “Friggin’ none!” Be that as it may, it wasn’t for lack of the general public finding it. In fact, one such person shared a video of them finding the hidden message back in October of last year. Take a look:
In a video posted to YouTube on October 4, 2016, Brian Skeel shows how he was able to discover the message. Ultimately, he switched the track to mono and played it backwards, thus revealing “Jesus loves you” in all of its eerie, throwback hidden goodness. This technique is reminiscent of the 70’s and 80’s when people would play metal records backwards to find some secret, satanic message. The hidden gem in the DOOM soundtrack isn’t very satanic, but nonetheless creepy.
Of course, this isn’t the first Easter egg to be found in the DOOM soundtrack, and it won’t be the last. Gordon mentioned that only four of the hidden eggs have been found – there are five. One of the first ones found, and quite possibly the easiest, was a pentagram and “666” that could be seen in a spectrograph when listening to the track “Cyberdemon.” Another Easter egg was found in “Authorization: Olivia Pierce” in the form of the number “36” when looked at through a spectrographic analyzer. However, what is probably the best hidden gem is found in “SkullHacker.” When looked at on a spectrograph, an image appears that is familiar to DOOM players of yesteryear. It is the silhouette of John Romero’s head on a pike from DOOM II. Check it out for yourself:
What say you, gamers? Do you love when creators leave Easter eggs for players to find? What do you think of Mick Gordon’s DOOM soundtrack? Are you going to start listening to all of your music while looking at the spectrograph for each song? Let us know in the comments section below or start a conversation over on our Disqus. As always, be sure to follow us on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7. If you have a need for more awesomeness, check out the following:
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