Cadenza Heartstrong is in my eyes a very Underrated Musician. It therefore does me great pleasure to do a HMH article for him! Today we delve in a nice Legend of Zelda like track developed for the Fanfic; Magisight: Thaumaturgical Ocularity. I really like the vibe this song gives off. Peacegrove Village is a testament to Cadenza Heartsong’s talent to bring in happy and uplifting melodies, and I most definitly reccomend this track. Well done!
Reverbrony comes back with a tune that’s extremely fun to jam to! Compositionally, there’s not too much here, as Reverb describes, it’s just a fun song with some awesome riffs. Not to mention, the percussion on here is incredibly unique for a metal jam and mixed superbly. However, of course, the stars of the show are the various riffs. They all seem to end exactly when they’re supposed to, showcasing a great ability in building anticipation and surprise. Cut this one on if you’re on a high speed drive or just feeling great about yourself!
This piece from the prolific composer N4ghtwolf is quite melancholy, yet empowering…not the easiest emotions to mix, but he has done it with this piece! Admittedly, I’m not familiar with the MLP comics, nor this storyline, but the description has a good summation. Based on that, the lyrics detail the interaction between the corrupted King Sombra and his first love interest and they work wonderfully how simply they are. The track is nothing short of heart-pounding with its heavy percussion and tonal shifts, so for any pony orchestral fans, N4ghtwolf has come through once again!
The insanely versatile UndreamedPanic returns with a cut centered around the themes of friendship and, of course, the student six! Clearly, Panic has put a much love in the creation of this tune, if the description is to be believed, and it’s evident in the chill-inducingly catchy melodies featured throughout the song. The vocal chops in the song are subtle and soft yet perfectly befitting, and each section in the song feels fresh. I personally also appreciate his ability to put the “progress” in “progressive house,” as the progression in this song is simple but effective. Here’s to UndreamedPanic, learning, and friendship in whatever form it may take!
Here we have a remix of the defining brony song. Uh oh, you might think. It starts unsuspectingly enough, just as The Living Tombstone’s remix does. However, once the vocals fade out for the first time, one of Chang31ing’s signature tasty basses creeps in and the buildup results in an infectious breakdown befitting any club. It’s extremely hard to make the classics sound fresh, but Chang31ing has definitely discredited that with this short but sweet banger!
Newcomer Ersillus graces us with quite the intriguing hybrid of genres! Beginning with an epic buildup featuring soaring choir vocals and tribal drums, it immediately shifts to a section of cathartic relief in the form of those choir vocals soaring even higher and some absolutely filthy dubstep growls. The sound design, coupled with Ersillus’ knack for catchy melodies, make him a great new artist to look out for!
Continuing their releases from the stellar Homeward album This track opens with a tense, icy arpeggio and orchestrated leitmotif. Before transitioning into a much grittier and intense rush of energy and intricate bass and piercing leads to announce the attack of Spectre’s fleet. The breakdown is amazing as well with a chilling and heavy piano melody and a very dense and airy atmosphere that gives off a brave and hopeful mood and overall is a very stellar piece from the album and if you haven’t already, I highly recommend listening to the album in its entirety (the songs are designed to transition together seamlessly which is amazing) and to give the story a read while doing so as it really helps build the world each song is conveying.
Wow! Toby Macarony has a style very much all their own and Better Way to Be Bad is the perfect song to get that Macarony twist! The remix has a very electro swing feel while keeping the original tango elements of the track. In addition, Toby incorporates their insane, stylistic chop effects to make the villains sound more demented – in the best way! Toby restores Chrysalis’ voice to the vocoder ways of season 2 and adds cool chop effects on the others as well to fit the mix. You really want to check this out!
An aerial and contemplative track all while being punchy and bouncy, this Fluttershy-themed Progressive House from 7th Stive feels like the kind of music she would listen to indeed! It’s also inspired by Deadmau5’s music!
It is always refreshing to see when art inspires art and MirroredReality uses that inspiration in such a gorgeous way! Magic of Kindness is a beautiful symphony of strings and lighter orchestral instruments like the flute. It was composed using the cover art picture as the concept for the track, which makes sense given the gentle and serene feel of the composition. The percussive gives a nice, fitting energy to the instrumental, managing to be thoroughly felt without being too loud.