On the Hunt

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On the Hunt
Composer Bobby Prince
Released 1993-12-10
Title Origin Official

On the Hunt was composed by Bobby Prince using the program Sequencer Plus Gold. Like most of the heavy metal songs in Doom, Bobby Prince used popular metal music for inspiration, and listeners compare this track to Believer's Sanity Obscure.

The song has an interesting chord sequence: Esusb2 plays in the introduction. Then the chord progression follows a blues chord pattern and with 5th and b5th chords sequentially (E5 F(b5), A5 Bb(b5), etc.) On the second loop, the song adds a 3rd to the notes, making it a major, major flat 5th.

This track appears on the Doom Music album as track four.

Games

Doom (DOS)

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Doom (DOS)
Output - MIDI.svg
Doom - DOS - E1M6.png
Arranger Bobby Prince
Released 1993-12-10
Length 1:23
Format MUS
Loops Yes

The song is played in Doom (DOS) in levels E1M6: Central Processing and E3M6: Mt. Erebus.

This track exists twice in the DOOM.WAD file under the names "D_E1M6" and "D_E3M6".

Doom (JAG)

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Doom (JAG)
Output - Jerry.svg
Arranger Unknown
Released 1994-11-01
Length 1:29
Loops Yes


Doom (32X)

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Doom (32X)
Output - OPN2.svg
Doom - 32X - MAP15.png
Arranger Brian Coburn
Released 1994-11-21
Length 1:24
Format UNK
Loops Yes

The song plays on MAP06: Central Processing and also on MAP15: Spawning Vats (replacing Waltz of the Demons).

Doom (SNES)

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Doom (SNES)
Output - SNES.svg
Doom - SNES - E3M3.png
Arranger Paul Webb
Released 1995-09-01
Length 1:22
Format SPC
Loops Yes

On the Hunt is output to S-SMP and compensates the absense of Deep Into the Code by playing on E3M3: Pandemonium (see the screenshot). In addition, it plays in E3M5: Mt. Erebus.

Note: there is no E1M6: Central Processing level in this version to originally use this music track.

Doom (3DO)

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Doom (3DO)
Output - PCM.svg
Arranger Bryan Celand, Randy Scott
Released 1996-04-26
Length 1:22
Format AIFF
Loops Yes


Final Doom: The Plutonia Experiment (DOS)

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Final Doom: The Plutonia Experiment (DOS)
Output - MIDI.svg
Arranger Bobby Prince
Released 1996-06-17
Length 1:23
Format MUS
Loops Yes


Doom (GBA)

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Doom (GBA)
Output - GBA.svg
Arranger Unknown
Released 2001-09-26
Format UNK
Loops Yes


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