Soundclash! The Best Custom Soundtrack Mash-ups Ever

Condemned 2: Bloodshot

Condemned is a grim, grim game. So our only option was to make it even grimmer. Thankfully, we had the music to do the job horribly well.

Susumu Yokota - Tears Of A Poet

Japanese ambient artist Susumu Yokota makes an eclectic spread of music, but Tears Of A Poet from his Grinning Cat album may well be the limit of what the human ear can detect in terms of sinister. Dark humming, somewhere between a human voice and industrial machinery... Horrendously eery piano notes... And then that vocal sample kicks in, leering over you in the most disgustingly creepy way imaginable. And when it goes a bit jazzy towards the end, that just brings a whole new element of loungy sleaze to the affair. Like the elevator music on the way down to Hell.

Utterly foul. We love it.

Fabio Frizzi - Zombie Flesh Eaters Theme

Of course, if you want to go really grim, you have to look to the European horror movie soundtracks of the '70s. There was something nightmarishly oppressive and jarring about those scores, and few were better at that sound than Fabio Frizzi, composer on City Of The Living Dead and The Beyond, amongst others. His title theme for Lucio Fulci's Zombie Flesh Eaters is beyond ominous, with a slow, regular drum beat which fits the plodding pace of Condemned 2 flawlessly. When it does lighten up, it still maintains an air of creeping, inevitable tragedy, and immediately after that brief 'respite', it plunges you straight back down into the doomy stuff again. Brilliant.

Goblin - Strive After Dark

Goblin are also synonymous with horror, having composed music for the films of everyone from George Romero to Dario Argento. Strive After Dark, from Joe D'Amato's Buio Omega is a fine example of their work. Delicately sinister but increasingly intrusive, it's a brilliant piece for exploring dark and unknown places to. Particularly when those dark and unknown places are full of horrible, violent things that want you dead.


  • SWEDE7769 - April 12, 2009 6:48 a.m.

    Disposable Heroes for Gears. reCAPTCHA - Warfield 665-3600 somebody's phone #? WTF?!?!
  • OHMYGODIMONFIRE - April 11, 2009 2:39 p.m.

    Great article! I'm a little surprised some Metallica didn't come up in this though. You should make another article like this. Try Halo 3 and "For Whom the Bell Tolls".
  • FancyRat - March 20, 2009 1:53 a.m.

    'The Chase' is also the intro music for George Noory's awesomely crazy late-night conspiracy theory show.
  • Blackbird - May 16, 2009 10:48 a.m.

    @SWEDE7769 JAA hurra för Metallica! By the way, great article!
  • TenBear - May 6, 2009 1:11 p.m.

    very good. loved both of them. but i think the ending song to bladerunner would be best suited to a game like mass effect. audio style is similar but Vangelis - Blade Runner End Title Theme would punch up the atmosphere
  • pyrostar403 - March 20, 2009 3:07 p.m.

    YAY i'm Second thats a first!

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