The Imp's Song

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The Imp's Song
Composer Bobby Prince
Released 1993-12-10
Title Origin Official

The Imp's Song is the track from Doom series. It is named after one of the more common enemies in the game, the imp. Bobby Prince used Sequencer Plus Gold to compose the song. Listeners compare it to Metallica's The Thing That Should Not Be.

Games

Doom (DOS)

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Doom (DOS)
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Output - GF1.svg
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Output - OPL2.svg
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Arranger Bobby Prince
Released 1993-12-10
Length 2:34
Format MUS
Loops Yes

In DOS version of Doom "Imp's Song" is heard on E1M2: Nuclear Plant.

The Song's internal name is "D_E1M2".

Doom (JAG)

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Doom (JAG)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1994-11-01
Length 2:43
Loops Yes

The Jaguar version of Doom no longer features music during gameplay, but after the player finishes a level, one of the selected track will play in the intermission screen. In the case of this song, The Imp's Song is heard after the player completes MAP01: Hangar, MAP11: Refinery or MAP21: Mt. Erebus.

Doom (32X)

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Doom (32X)
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Arranger Brian Coburn
Released 1994-11-21
Length 2:35
Format UNK
Loops Yes

"Imp's Song" plays on MAP02: Plant and MAP11: Refinery (instead of Intermission From DOOM) in this version.

Doom (SNES)

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Doom (SNES)
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Arranger Paul Webb
Released 1995-09-01
Length 2:45
Format SPC
Loops No (Williams logo), Yes (In-Game)

The Imp's Song is output to S-SMP and plays on E1M2: Nuclear Plant. It also plays at the startup when you see Williams Entertainment logo but only for seven seconds.

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Doom (3DO)

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Doom (3DO)
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Arranger Bryan Celand, Randy Scott
Released 1996-04-26
Length 2:35
Format AIFF
Loops Yes

The 3DO version features this on MAP02: Plant and MAP13: Command Center (instead of Demons On the Prey).

Final Doom: The Plutonia Experiment (DOS)

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Final Doom: The Plutonia Experiment (DOS)
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Arranger Bobby Prince
Released 1996-06-??
Length 2:34
Format MUS
Loops Yes

Imp's Song also appears in The Plutonia Experiment and is played on MAP01: Congo.

The Song's internal name is "D_RUNNIN".

Doom (GBA)

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Doom (GBA)
Released 2001-10-26
Loops Yes

"Imp's Song" plays on E1M1: Hangar (instead of At Doom's Gate, unlike the other ports).

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