It doesn’t take a genius to figure out where The Outsiders got their inspiration for Metal: Hellsinger. The team combined the best parts of Doom and Guitar Hero to create a rhythmic, demonic, heavy metal first-person shooter. However, it is not easy to compete with the masterpiece soundtrack created by Mick Gordon for the 2016 reboot of Doom and its sequel, so the developers decided to bring in their own masters – vocalists from cult bands such as System of a Down, Lamb of God, Arch Enemy and Matt Heafy from Trivium.
In a recent interview with PCGN, Heafy admitted that working on the Doom soundtrack was “a dream of a lifetime”. The Doom/Trivium collaboration sounds like something we’d love to tear up and rip apart, given that Mick Gordon will most likely no longer be involved with a new game in the series. “Ever since I was nine years old, I’ve been saying that I would love to do Doom someday,” Heafy said. “We’ll see, but hopefully they’ll see this and say, ‘Let’s get this guy.'”
This is not surprising given that Heafy is of the opinion that there should be more heavy metal music in video games. In the same conversation, he talked about the big names the publisher has brought in to collaborate, such as System of a Down’s Serj Tankian and Arch Enemy’s Alyssa White-Gluz. He noted that the developer “definitely does it differently by bringing in big names; it’s really cool.
So seeing Hellsinger being picked up by some amazing vocalists – and I’m not talking about myself here – is really amazing.
Given his career as a streamer on Twitch, Heafy was excited to work on something that combined his passion for music and gaming. “It’s amazing to see my two worlds coming together,” he said. “I’ve been into games longer than music, so it’s great to see this finally come to life. Metal: Hellsinger is giving me a first chance – it’s amazing.”