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!

 

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.

 

An Introduction to ‘Ninja Sex Party’

An Introduction to NSP

‘NSP’ is a musical comedy duo consisting of Dan Avidan and Brian Wecht, commonly known as Danny Sexbang and Ninja Brian.

 

Their comedy is usually based on absurdism, both as part of their lyrics and as visual jokes in their music videos.

Danny may be singing a raunchy love song, while Ninja Brian casually murders random people in the background.

 

A lot of their jokes also revolve around Danny’s inflated sense of self-worth, particularly over his own coolness and sexual prowess.

Even when he sings about how awesome he is, that is not how you are supposed to see him.

 

An Explicit History

 

Danny Sexbang used to be a ninja like Brian, but he hung up his robes once he found his true calling.

Dance!

 

Not long after, Danny met Ninja Brian, and the two started making sweet, sweet music together.

By that, I mean that they started a band.

 

While the duo usually work well together, sometimes there have been disagreements.

But these disagreements are usually quickly forgotten.

 

The two are also very charitable, and more than willing to help people in need.

 

This sense of duty to help their common man culminated in an event in which the band liberated the oppressed masses in the loveless year of 6969.

They say that there have never been a band more awesome than ‘Ninja Sex Party’.

Specifically, Danny Sexbang says this.