“You could not have saved them anyway.”
It is known that there are five hidden easter eggs in Mick Gordon’s Doom soundtrack. However, there have only been a total of four found… until now! That’s right, the fifth and final easter egg has been found a little over two years after Doom‘s release back in 2016.
— Nick White (@nick_w94) February 7, 2019
The easter egg was found by Nick White where he shared his discovery on Twitter. It turns out there is a hidden message in the song “Authorization; Olivia Pierce,” the seventh track on the Doom soundtrack. By using the music software Ableton, White increased the pitch of the song around the 50-second mark. After the big swell starts to fade, you can hear Olivia Pierce herself say, “You could not have saved them anyway,” a quote she actually makes in the game.
I do not have Ableton so I was not able to confirm this for myself. I did try to see if I could hear any breaks in the audio around that part of the song and I couldn’t. How White even thought to increase the pitch is beyond me. However, Mick Gordon quote tweeted White’s tweet confirming that the final Doom soundtrack easter egg had finally been found.
— Mick Gordon (@Mick_Gordon) February 8, 2019
So, what are the other four easter eggs? Three of the four involve using a spectral frequency display to view it. By doing so on the songs “Cyberdemon,” “Authorization; Olivia Pierce,” and “SkullHacker,” you can find hidden images of a pentagram and 666, the number 36, and John Romero’s head on a pike respectively. The fourth easter egg, which can be found in the song “IV. Doom,” is similar to this one in which it is a hidden message rather than an image. However, by switching a certain part to mono and then reversing the sound, you can hear a woman say, “Jesus loves you.”
In recent Mick Gordon news, the composer had put out a call for anyone to audition for a heavy metal choir. This group of people would be helping Gordon create more music for a new game he is working on.
Doom is available right now for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. You could also buy a physical version of the soundtrack via Laced Records. If you want to see what DualShockers thinks of the frenetic first-person shooter, you can check out the review. If you ask me, this is probably the best game within the past 10 years.