Songs of the Damned


Songs of the Damned
Structure near the starting area.Structure near the starting area.
Author Trevor Primmett
Port Boom-compatible
Year 2006
Link Doomworld/idgames
Cacoward.png This mod received one of the 2007 Cacowards on Doomworld!
This level occupies the map slot MAP01. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP01.
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Songs of the Damned is a single-level PWAD for Doom II released in 2006. It was designed by Trevor Primmett (iori) for Boom-compatible source ports and uses the music track "".

Songs of the Damned was awarded one of the 2007 Cacowards, and was featured in Doomworld's Top 100 Most Memorable Maps, placing 85th.


Map of Songs of the Damned
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector, thing, and linedef numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. At the start, head towards the steps leading down and get to the western side. Straferun onto the ledge on the west and drop down. (sector 60) You will find a megasphere at the bottom.
  2. At the yellow key puzzle, the structure at the southeastern part of the area can be used as a lift. Ride it up, then get on the rock to the south to get a backpack and a box of ammo (two boxes of ammo on Hurt Me Plenty). (sector 509)
  3. Open the yellow door and take the next door you see. Head around to the western part of the area and press the switch there to lower the marble block next to you. You will also lower the marble block on the eastern part of the area, where you will see a computer area map on a metal wall. Simply press on the wall to lower it. (sector 1497)
  4. If you have the blue key, you can use it on the door west of the southeastern part of the map. This will lower the metal structures allowing you to head west. Open either blue door in the next yard and press the lion switch, then return to the yard. The northern door will be open, press the switch there to lower the soul sphere in the middle. Walking over the pillar lowers two walls, both behind the blue doors. The western wall has an energy cell while the southern one has a plasma gun. Both areas behind the walls count as one secret. (sector 1106)
  5. At the southeastern part of the map, take the steps to the central building and press the skull switch, then head across to the door to the north. Press the switch inside, then get off the bridge on the western side and head to the building to the west. When you step on the platform, it will rise. Press on the unlit gargoyle switch to lower the lift next to you, but instead of using it, head west, then south, then, east, and use the teleporter. You will end up near energy cells and a plasma gun. (sector 1401)
  6. Come back to the skull switch mentioned in secret #5, and press it again. Instead of crossing the bridge, ride it up. Head east, then south to the room, then look west and press the satyr switch. After riding it up, press on the metal wall at the southern part of the area to lower it, then head down the corridor and use the lift to get a megaarmor. (sector 1251)
  7. At the eastern part of the map, when you approach the marble courtyard from the south, you will be on a bridge with cacodemons to the sides. Head north to the teleporter and use it. Step off the teleporter and quickly re-enter it, where you will hear a lift. Quickly enter the side room to the east and press the skull switch, then quickly leave and get on the bridge going back south. Quickly jump to the southeast to get a soul sphere. (sector 732)


  • A box of shotgun shells (Thing 1027) and three stimpacks (580, 1028 and 1029) have no flags set for any of the three difficulty classes, so they do not actually appear in the level.
  • If you climb up to secret #2, you can get stuck in the yellow key puzzle if you try to jump to the key before solving the puzzle.
  • When you reach the airlock with the V-shaped lighted floor, if you try to go back into the area before crossing it, you might end up stuck here due to the airlock refusing to open, unable to enter the area behind it.
  • You can also get stuck in the small room in front of the cage with cacodemons while trying to get secret #7.

Demo files[edit]

This WAD features a single built-in demo, DEMO1, by the author. It requires Doom II with a Boom-compatible v2.02 source port to be viewed and runs for 14:46.94 (31043 tics), showing off the level on Ultra-Violence.

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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on December 6, 2021.


Map data[edit]

Things 1182
Vertices 16332*
Linedefs 16675
Sidedefs 27691
Sectors 1566
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 13725.


This level contains the following numbers of things per skill level:

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