Top 5 Songs from ‘MoS: Level 2’

MoS Miracle of Sound Level 2

Back in February, I shared my favorite song from each ‘Miracle of Sound’ album.

This proved to be very difficult, as there are so many great songs there!

So I have decided to make a Top 10 or Top 5 list for each album, depending on how big the album is to begin with.

Here goes!

 

5. Nord Mead

A merry drinking song from the Nord warriors of Skyrim.

There is no better way to get your thirst up than slaying dragons!

 

4. Joker’s Song

A ballad sung by The Joker, to his archnemesis The Batman.

This song gives you a look into the mind of the best villain in DC Comics.

 

3. Life In Bullet Time

The Max Payne series is gritty neo-noir about the titular Max Payne, an ex-cop with a grudge.

This song mixes Max’s survivor’s guilt and self-destructive behaviour with the game-series iconic gameplay feature, bullet-time.

 

2. Shooter Guy

This satirical song showcases a lot of the clichés you can find in video game shooters, while still appreciating them.

After watching this, you can get a good idea about the experience of playing around 80% of all shooters.

 

1. Take It Back

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If you liked this music, you can buy the album here!

 

InterRail 2010 – Part 6: Exploring Amsterdam

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We spent the day after the concert by walking around Amsterdam, taking in the sights.

 

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Amsterdam feels much more relaxed and calm than a lot of other big cities.

Much of this relaxed feeling comes down to how the inhabitants rely less on motorised transportation than in most cities, as there are many who opts for using a bicycle instead.

The popularity of bicycles in the Netherlands is probably somewhat due to the lack of steep hills in the country.

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The bicycle parking in Amsterdam was packed!

Another cause of the sense of calm I got from Amsterdam is how nature is integrated into the city.

Trees and canals everywhere!

 

When our stay in Amsterdam had ended, I traveled on toward England, while my fellow previous servicemen traveled back home to Norway.

I would be traveling alone for the rest of the trip.

 

In the next part; Traveling to England.

 

DOOM 2016

doom cover

I recently finished playing Doom (2016), one of the games on my gaming backlog.

I think it took longer for me to finish than it did for most people, because I developed some severe neck pains as a result of playing it.

The non-stop action of ‘Doom’ literally made me so tense that I hurt my neck.

 

But after a long break from the game to let my muscles relax again, I returned to the fray.

And it was glorious!

doom brofist

 

The great action of the game still got me to tense up in my neck.

But now that I was aware of it, I deliberately checked if I needed to relax my neck after each combat encounter.

 

‘Doom’ is a game about an ancient slayer of the evil forces of hell.

In-game, this translates to punching and shooting an endless horde of demons in the face.

doom baron of hell

 

In addition to the action, the music also contributes heavily to how tense I got while playing this game.

The youtuber Raycevick made a really good video about the behind-the-scenes process of making the soundtrack.

 

This game has my favorite representation of the demonic since the early seasons of Supernatural, before ‘Supernatural’s demons became more like the mafia than an occult force.

‘Doom’s hell is a vast plain of barren rock adorned with gothic temples and ruins, and covered in gore and viscera constructed into hellish sacrificial decorations.

doom satanic

I’m not sure why the satanic aesthetic is often so visually appealing, but I wonder if it is due to the fact that it has been taboo for so long that various rebellious artists, from the birth of christianity until now, have perfected the look between them.

Or maybe it is just how that aesthetic uses a lot of dark red, and how we subconsciously link that color with our baser urges, like sex and violence.

I think it could be a mix of those reasons.

 

 

The game finished on a cliffhanger, which would have been annoying if I had played it back when it came out in 2016.

But as it were, I finished the game just in time for the sequel to be announced.

 

Sometimes it can be good to be late to the game.