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id confirms it’s parted ways with Doom Eternal composer after soundtrack controversy

After several weeks of silence, id Software has addressed the controversy surrounding the quality of its official Doom Eternal soundtrack and, in particular, the comments made by original composer Mick Gordon in light of fan complaints, confirming Gordon will not be returning to work on the music for Doom Eternal’s DLC.

Issues around the soundtrack first came to light at the end of April, when audio blogger and Ruff Audio founder Reace “thatACDCguy” Niles noted dramatically variable differences in quality across the recording, which he attributed to reduced dynamic range on certain tracks.

Niles pointed the finger of blame at Gordon, writing “I expect much better from him”, to which the composer responded, explaining he’d only mixed a “small handful of tracks” and “wouldn’t have done that” on the other tracks.

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