Episode 81: The Descent Series with Justin from XVGM Radio

Justin (XVGM Radio, The Arcane Machine) joins Ed once again for a music-history show based on the danceable industrial sounds of the entire Descent series.

A game that pioneered both free movement and living room vertigo at the same time, Descent was a game that saw the player as the pilot of a ship in zero gravity combat. The twisty-turny gameplay caught the attention of PC and Mac gamers around the world, resulting in spinoffs and sequels. On today’s episode, Justin (XVGM Radio, The Arcane Machine) joins Ed once again for a music-history show based on the danceable industrial sounds of the entire Descent series. Featuring everything from extraordinary MIDI compositions by Dan Wentz to highly produced dance metal from Allister Brimble, there’s a lot of music and lot of great stories behind it. Strap in and defend those mines!

Relevant Links:

The Descent 3 Soundtrack by Jerry Berlongieri
The Descent 3: Mercenary Sountrack by Jerry Berlongieri
The Overload Soundtrack


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The Tracklist:

1 -“Level 22: Neptune Storage Depot (OPL-3 Version)” from Descent (PC, Mac, 1995) Composed by Ken Allen, Brian Luzietti, Larry Peacock, Leslie Spitzer, Jim Torres & Tim Wiles

2 – “Level 3: Lunar Military Base (SC-55 Version)” from Descent (PC, Mac, 1995) Composed by Ken Allen, Brian Luzietti, Larry Peacock, Leslie Spitzer, Jim Torres & Tim Wiles

3 – “Haunted” from Descent (PS1, 1996) Composed by Type O Negative

4 – “Ratzez” from Descent (PS1, 1996) Composed by Nivek Ogre and Mark Walk

5 – “Level 3 (SC-55 Version)” from Descent II (PC, 1996) Composed by Dan Wentz

6 – “Level 2 (AWE32 Version)” from Descent II (PC, 1996) Composed by Dan Wentz

7 – “Techno Industry” from Descent II CD (PC, 1996) Composed by Johann Langlie

8 – “Cold Reality” from Descent II CD (PC, 1996) Composed by Brad Cross, Larry Peacock, and Leslie Spitzer

9 – “Volcano” from Forsaken (PC, PS1, N64, 1998) Composed by Stephen Root and Dominic Glynn (The Swarm)

10 –  “Failsafe (Mercenary Level 2)” from Descent 3: Mercenary (PC, Mac, 1999) Composed by Jerry Berlongieri

11 – “Research (Level 3)” from Descent 3 (PC, Mac, 1999) Composed by Jerry Berlongieri

12 – “Darkside” from Descent: Freespace – The Great War (PC, Amiga, 1998) Composed by Dan Wentz

13 – Marauder” from Descent: Freespace – The Great War (PC, Amiga, 1998) Composed by Dan Wentz

14 – “Numbers” from Freespace 2 (PC, 1999) Composed by Dan Wentz

15 – “Battle E” from Freespace 2 (PC, 1999) Composed by Dan Wentz

16 – “Tetrahedron” from Overload (PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One, 2018) Composed by Luke Schneider

17 – “Complexity” from Overload (PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One, 2018) Composed by Allister Brimble

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