Suskii’s rock streak seems to have taken a bit of a backseat at least temporarily, as he’s returned to the dubstep fold with a track from his upcoming EP, Face Down. The heaviness hasn’t gone anywhere though. Villains At The Door starts out with an ambient sample of some Grogar dialogue before building up to an intense dubstep track with a few more interjected samples, such as Cozy Glow yelling “back off” and laughing, plus what could be Suskii himself screaming alongside the powerful atonal synths and wubs that make up the core of the track. Be sure to look out for Face Down when it comes out!
We’ve got a huge banger here. The track doesn’t sound like it at first, and we may wonder how Tw3Lv3’s style and MrMehster’s will mesh together as they have few similarities. After the creative intro using hilarious voice clips, we are introduced to some super catchy 8-bit arps that will make up the main melody. Only then are we hit with the hardstyle part of the track. Watch out for your necks as this will get you headbanging hard for sure. During the second half the amen break like drum section has been played live and recorded by Tw3Lv3 himself. All in all, as they say, wow, this sure is no party breath. This is available alongside many other sick tunes on Equinity 02: Catalyst.
The chant series that began six years ago is finally completed. The last three chants diverge a bit from the first half by being more energetic and giving more space to the instrumental. In particular, Chant of Selflessness has a different structure: instead of alternating choruses and verses this one starts off with the chorus, followed by all the verses, and then the chorus is repeated once more. The intro is still sung a cappella then both singers alternate responding to each other and singing in harmony. The piece definitely showcases MemJ0123‘s beautiful voice and voice acting talent and 4EverfreeBrony’s incredible vocal skills. The instrumental comprises a delightful piano and of course Koron Korak‘s stunning violin playing. All elements mesh together to form this perfect piece that will hopefully convince you to listen to the whole album.
80s vibes for days! Synthwave is a rising genre in the fandom, and 7th Stive’s take on the genre sees a crossover between the 80s influenced genre with a more modern style of electro house, a combination that works really well. The melodies are beautiful and the modern synths along with the 80s pop drum samples mesh together like they were meant to be. What more could you ask for?
Elias Frost returns with yet another song from Stories Vol. III. Based on a Swedish lullaby by Bellmans Vaggvisa, Chrysalis Lullaby is a truly haunting and creepy piece about the queen of the hive herself. A haunting vocal piece makes up for the core sample, with the beginning flaunting some orchestral strings, a piano, some music box sounds and haunting ambience sounds before eventually building up as Frost’s music is known to do. The buildup sees the inclusion of an electric guitar, EDM drum hits on top of the vocalist’s creepy delivery. This album’s on the way to greatness!
Scraton returns with another bouncy banger from his upcoming 3 track EP Insomnia 2! This one hits incredibly hard with its vocal samples, punchy drums, synths and wubs as sharp as knives. An intense track such as this will no doubt shape up the club and bring it to life. Look out for Insomnia 2 when it drops!
One Track Mind paid tribute to Luna in partaking in Luna Day on the 21st of December with a reflective piece on solitude. The heavy amounts of reverb on the piano and the distorted sounds give a spatial feel, or an impression of emptiness. One can surely picture Luna waiting on the moon. I invite you to delve further in the depths of this piece, as there’s still plenty more to explore, or to guide you in your meditation.
The 39th and penultimate track from the upcoming Equinity 02: Catalyst is here, and it’s sure to warm you up this Hearth’s Warming. Goodbye is a relaxing liquid drum & bass piece with the familiar show vocal chops that’ll get stuck in your head easily along with the fast yet chilled out beat that sounds very much like something Vylet Pony would make. Catalyst comes out December 27th!
Based on the Background Pony fanfic, Darkness Sonata is a sombre track that focuses solely on the lyre with sounds of wind faintly ringing out, as if to add a desolate atmosphere. This is said to be one of Lyra’s own compositions in the story, though it’s played with an orchestra as opposed to Ocean Melody’s rendition. The melody really puts you into Lyra’s head, as if you’ve been isolated and left alone, just how she felt. Oof…
Originally intended as a gift for a friend, Koron Korak remade the instrumental of Aviators‘ Constellations from the ground up for his cover. Turning the kick down a bit was a great idea to make space for the synths and more importantly the violin. Koron Korak’s signature instrument replaces the original vocals and as he puts it, the violin is his voice. Dancing while playing in Lindsey Stirling style is quite a feat, especially when the music is this good!