It’s no secret that hosts Ed and Justin each have their own video game music podcasts, so it was inevitable that their interests would intersect eventually! This month, they take a look at how industrial, goth, synthwave etc is used to create mood and atmosphere in video games. From the harsh industrial beats of “Prodeus,” to the electro-rock riffs of “Vampire: The Masquerade,” to a spooky Nick Cave-esque ballad from “Trüberbrook,” there’s a fantastic selection of music you may not be aware of!
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1 – “Motördrone” by Master Boot Record from the game VirtuaVerse (2020)
2 – “Disposal Unit (Imperium Mix)” by Jesper Kyd from the game Darktide: Warhammer 40,000 (2022)
3 – “Main Theme (Aggro Mix)” by Rik Schaffer from the game Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines (2004)
4 – “Then I’ll Make you Mine” by The Band from Another Place from the game Trüberbrook (2019)
5 – “Razorback (Unreal Mix)” by Peter Hajba from the game Unreal Tournament (1999)
6 – “Dystopian Dimension” by Andrew Hulshult from the game Prodeus (2020)
7 – “Obliterator” by Matt Creamer from the game Shakedown Hawaii (2019)
8 – “Mayheim I” by Akira Yamaoka from the game Silent Hill 4 (2004)