WASD: Escape album with homages to Doom, Civ 4 and more

WASD: Escape album with homages to Doom, Civ 4 and more

from Yusuf Hatic
The band WASD has 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 gambling? 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 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 linked the titles chosen to a golden era of PC gaming in which PC games “were still PC games”. In addition, Green went into the special edition of the Escape album, which is sold in disk form, but only in limited quantities.

Green initially had the idea of ​​putting the entire album on a classic floppy disc, but had to shelve this plan due to a lack of storage space. Even compressing the audio files would not have helped because the tracks were so “inaudible”. Instead, the band decided to put two random titles on each of the 50 disks available.

Escape: The track listing of the second WASD album

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

  1. Turricane Huelsbeck [Turrican]
  2. Universe’s Greatest Janitor [Space Quest III]
  3. Stand 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. March of Gul’dan [Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness/World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade]
  7. Two Bullets [Metro 2033]
  8. fyrestone [Borderlands]
  9. Nanotech Outlaw [Deus Ex]
  10. Donk Chonk’em [Duke Nukem 3D]
  11. Highest bidder [MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries]
  12. Blighted Sanctuary [Heretic]
  13. Spice Opera [Dune]
  14. The Prophecy [Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty]
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Source: WASD (via PC gamer)