Quite possibly my favorite metal musician in the fandom, DivinumX, has come through with a rockin’ cover of a vintage brony song and, when you’ve been in the fandom as long as I have, it’s always a treat to hear new spins on the classics. This cover of the original Glaze and Tombstone collab features a rock-solid metal rendition of the tune, with a rippin’ solo to boot, so any fans of the original (or any metal lover) should be more than pleased!
Fresh off his album Reimagine, Comes a song that we’ve been waiting for. Let me tell you something, my fellow bronies. THIS is how you do a song about Daybreaker! Prince, with help from the wonderful Sable Symphony. Presents the internal fight Princess Celestia has with her other side Daybreaker! OH my, the RAGE in this song. PrinceWhateverer focuses on the theme of Celestia trying to keep it together. Telling herself that she a good pony. That she refuses to use her true power and magic for her own desires. BUT she can’t get away from this presence she feels within. Then comes in Daybreaker screaming at Celestia that she knows the truth. That it’s only a matter of time before others see past her smiling face, that she Daybreaker will come out and burn Equestria to the ground. This is how you present Daybreaker, as a raging inferno inside the princess of the sun. The lyrics, The guitars, the melodies. The amazing voice of PrinceWhateverer’s harmonizing of Celestia’s side with the brutal screaming rage of Daybreaker’s side. The back and forth is perfect for a song like this. Its reminds me of songs done by the likes of bands like Killswitch Engaged. A fellow colleague of HMH Blackened Blue lends a hand in the final screaming rage of Daybreaker and the song ends on a sweet and soft Electronica melody reminding Celestia that Daybreaker will never go away. This is Daybreaker done right with METAL! As always this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
I am consistently astounded by the quality of music that eksoka produces. From all of their ASoS tracks, to the Origins EP I dowloaded last year, to this masterpiece, I am always vigorously transported to an entirely separate dimension. The soundscape is simply sublime, and everything takes its time in revealing itself, keeping me hooked at every moment and every transition.
Cynifree’s original track came with its own beautiful soundscapes and Flutterchops, and eksoka keeps the integrity of this, taking the whole musical world one step higher with absolutely euphoric drops and heavenly percussion. An incredibly solid performance from both artists. Enjoy!
This track is from the upcoming A State of Sugar Waffle.
Destructively distorted basses, frenzied vocal samples, and rhythms that leave you speechless are only a few of the benefits of leaving this song on loop. Payyn and PoniPlague come together to bring you a genre this fandom absolutely needs more of. Fortunately, however, there’s an entire compilation album of it just waiting for your ears over at the Pinkamena Party Bandcamp. As a fan, I can assure that this piece will leave any dance floor in exhilarating mayhem. Except for like, a waltz or something. Just to be concise, don’t bring this to a waltz.
Serving as the intro to his album of the same name, Zephy, joining forces with the vocal talent of Pretty Pegasus Wings, brings an interesting and intense track not for the faint of heart. Unlike Zephy’s usual fare, this is an experimental track filled to the brim with creepy atmospheric noises and a brooding piano riff, complete with a haunting spoken word poem. This piece wouldn’t be out of place in a horror game soundtrack. It definitely isn’t for everypony, but if you like dark ambient music, this could be right up your alley.
Orient yourself for the rave-filled Ponydome VII with this acidic opener! Spikey Wikey introduces you to the oddity of Ponydome with a sample-filled Hardcore track. The song starts off with classic string sampling and ragga-themed vocals, to then progress to a 303-heavy groove over paced amen breaks. Through an interlude of saturated sample looping, the song transitions to a gabber beat with a doubled tempo, embracing the spirit of hardcore. Sprinkled with sampling goodness, this song subdues with a fade-out and will surely make you want to continue your Ponydome VII ventures.
Wow, this song really hits those feels, combining a catchy instrumental and melody with emotional lyrics that hit a little too close to home. The loud and punchy, smashing drums and heavy guitars combine to make a rocking, emotional, and catchy track – so make sure you get your ice cream ready cause this song will definitely hit those feels! Check it out!
Now, I know it’s a little too early for Halloween. However, if you feel like getting the spookies on before everyone else, you may do your decorations to this track! The dark, gloomy industrial overtones, coupled with interesting vocal effects on “This Day Aria”, which is kind of a signature of this particular artist, makes for an intensely creepy yet strangely satisfying experience. All in all, another great remix from Toby Macarony!
Also, check out the album which this remix is part of here.
One Track Mind introduces a collection of eleven undeservingly discarded electronic tracks. The strong sub and morphing resonances of the prelude track gives a taste of the wonderfully crafted ambient pieces in this album. Then the octave-switching neck-breaker known as Drama that follows gives you a taste of the synth-wave roots. The masterpiece Some Days, being my personal favorite of the album, incorporates a spatial piano playing tense chords and high melodies with a swingy drum track following it. The ending to Some Days also creates a near-perfect transition to the next song (both title-wise and sonically). For more ambient brilliance, follow the filtered saws and synth swells of Lethargy and the impactful basses of Hiatus. For more retrowave action, mosh along to the dark Deicide and the hopefulness of Neo-Canterlot! Varnished with consistently good intros and a piano composition as the outro, this solid Bandcamp release will surely be enjoyed by ambient and synth-wave listeners alike!
This piece of music is a chilling and a bittersweet reminder of just sometimes you don’t need words for a message. Sleepy Toaster’s piece heavily reminds me of why I love atmospheric music. It’s not just pony music that could be used in a grimdark or Fallout Equestria setting. But this music could be used to set the tone for anything you want to give an unsettling feel too. Or a mysterious vibe to as well. Its has this dark music box tone, birds chirping and static radio sounds with this slow clockwork-like melody that slowly creeps up your spine. Not bad! As always this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself