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This page lists the music for the original classic Doom game. For Doom II, Final Doom, and Doom (2016) music, see the links at the bottom of the page.

All of Doom music was composed by Robert Prince. The fourth episode added in The Ultimate Doom did not include any new tracks and only used songs from the first three episodes.

Many of the songs were inspired by or closely mirror popular rock and metal songs of that era, from groups such as Alice in Chains, D.R.I, Metallica, Pantera and Slayer.


Track name Levels MUS lump Possibly based on or inspired by
At Doom's Gate E1M1 d_e1m1 Metallica - "No Remorse, Master of Puppets" similar to D.R.I - "Hooked", Suicidal Tendencies - "Trip at the Brain", and Overkill - "Who Tends the Fire" (from 4:22 for 20 seconds) also Dokken - "Lightnin' Strikes Again" and Ozzy Osbourne - "Demon Alcohol" (from 2:39 for 8 seconds), Ария (Aria) - "Это рок" (This is rock) and The Damned - "We Love You (Radio Session)"
The Imp's Song E1M2 d_e1m2 Metallica - "The Thing That Should Not Be", also similar to Judas Priest - "Heavy Metal"
Dark Halls E1M3 d_e1m3 Slayer - "Criminally Insane", also similar to ABC - "If I Ever Thought You'd Be Lonely", The Who - "Baba O'Riley" and Colin Newman - "Better Late Than Never" (same intro)
Kitchen Ace (And Taking Names) E1M4 d_e1m4 Pantera - "Rise", similar to Helmet - "Unsung" and Сергей Курёхин - "The Tragedy In The Style Of Minimalism"
Suspense E1M5 d_e1m5 Siouxsie and the Banshees - "Placebo Effect", comparable to The Cure - "Pornography", also similar to Helmet - "Turned Out" (at the 2:55 mark in the song.)
On the Hunt E1M6 d_e1m6 Believer - "Sanity Obscure"
E3M6 d_e3m6
Demons on the Prey E1M7 d_e1m7 Candlemass - "Mourners Lament"
E2M5 d_e2m5
E3M5 d_e3m5
E4M8 d_e2m5
Sign of Evil E1M8 d_e1m8 King Crimson - "Starless"
E3M4 d_e3m4
Hiding the Secrets E1M9 d_e1m9 The Stranglers - "Down in the Sewer" and Alice in Chains - "We Die Young" (the drumming in particular is identical, albeit faster)
E3M9 d_e3m9
E4M9 d_e1m9
I Sawed the Demons E2M1 d_e2m1 AC/DC - "Big Gun", Ozzy Osbourne - "Lightning Strikes", comparable to Helstar - "Burning Star", Accept - "I'm a Rebel" and Metallica - "Master of Puppets"
The Demons from Adrian's Pen E2M2 d_e2m2 Metallica - "The Call of Ktulu", also comparable to Devil Doll - "Mr. Doctor" and Joy Division - "Day of the Lords"
Intermission from DOOM E2M3 d_e2m3

Pantera - "Regular People (Conceit)" (same intro), Diamond Head - "Am I Evil?" (the main riff after the intro)

Intermission Music d_inter
They're Going to Get You E2M4 d_e2m4 Alice Cooper - "Killer", also similar to Аукцыон - "Радиодиверсия" (from 2:56)
Sinister E2M6 d_e2m6 James Horner - "Going After Newt", similar to Candlemass - "Gothic Stone"
Waltz of the Demons E2M7 d_e2m7 Camille Saint-Saëns - "Danse Macabre"
E3M7 d_e3m7
E4M5 d_e2m7
Nobody Told Me About id E2M8 d_e2m8 Little Nemo - "La Ballade des Pendus"
Untitled E2M9 d_e2m9 Pantera - "Mouth for War"
E3M1 d_e3m1
Donna to the Rescue E3M2 d_e3m2 Judas Priest - "Leather Rebel", also comparable to Body Count - "Body Count's in The House"
Deep into the Code E3M3 d_e3m3 Slayer - "Behind the Crooked Cross", also comparable to Saxon - "Heavy Metal Thunder"
Facing the Spider E3M8 d_e3m8 S.O.D. - "Sargent D & The S.O.D.", also comparable to Slayer - "Silent Scream", Black Sabbath - "Symptom of the Universe" and Venom - "Red Light Fever"
Intermission from Doom Title Music d_inter -
The End of DOOM Victory Music d_victor Electric Light Orchestra - "Look at Me Now" and Jean-Luc Ponty - "Cosmic Messenger", also comparable to The Beatles - "Eleanor Rigby"
Sweet Little Dead Bunny Endgame Music d_bunny The Muffin Man (traditional nursery rhyme) and Gamma Ray - "Space Eater"
  1. Exactly which song "At Doom's Gate" is based on has been disputed, because this style of riff was hugely popular in 1980s heavy metal. It is mostly agreed that the chorus riff of Metallica's "No Remorse" was the song Prince was trying to emulate. However the riff, almost verbatim, is also featured in D.R.I.'s "Hooked" from their 1987 LP Crossover, while Metallica's "Master of Puppets" has a similar riff and is also suggested. A similar sequence is heard in "The Family Ghost" by King Diamond (the approximately 2:05 into the song). Slayer's "Behind The Crooked Cross" at 1:08, Blackmayne's "Twilight Of Lear" from their 1985 LP Blackmayne, Aria's "Это Pок" (English: "This Is Doom" or "This Is Fate") from their 1985 debut album Мания Величия (English: Megalomania) are also possible, as well as Bathory's "Necromansy". Also similar riff can be heard in Yngwie Malmsteen's "Caught in the Middle", Judas Priest's "Painkiller" at the beginning, Grave Digger's "Get Away" and Warlock's "Metal Racer" at 1:54.
  2. The Doom IWAD file includes two title screen MIDI lumps, d_intro and d_introa. The latter is used when using OPL MIDI playback (i.e. on an Adlib or Soundblaster card).

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