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It’s been a year since Repent in Reprise’s last MLP steampunk arrangement, but now they’re back with Rules of Rarity! This one gives it a different feeling, as if Rarity’s an ancient ruler from a distant land. Such is befitting for a mare as elegant as her. To me, it feels like an extension of the pessimistic lyrics from the original song’s reprise which really gives it that unique touch, which I really like!
The fandom’s very own 100 gecs has returned with HOOVESTOMP! This hip-hop banger is loud and overwhelming with lots of guest verses about having fun with a couple MLP references tossed in for the fans, and that’s exactly what this track is: fun. If you want something to just lose your mind to, this is the one for you!
Now this one’s just unique. 6 years in the making, Freako Way goes hard and doesn’t let up. There’s lots of crazy synths and vocal chops along with hard drops and heavenly atmosphere. Those trance synths in the breakdown along with the pitched vocals just hit me right in the heart. It really is on another level!
I do love me a good trance song. Celestia’s Zoo For Horses is a collab between Nevermourn and Whirly Tail, and to say they’ve created something great would be an understatement. This track combines the best of what trance has to offer: punchy kicks, atmospheric synth riffs, a strong lead melody and even emotional piano chords. To cap it all, there’s even a short breakdown with orchestral sounds. Right after that is a variation of the heavy synth lead that starts off slow but gradually speeds up and builds back up to a heavy climax. What a banger!
Trippy visuals reminiscent of Luna herself set to a bouncy house beat with chiptune melodies and the buzziest of basslines? It’s all right here in this banger of a release from Japkozjad. An experimental release from them, Lunar Drop marks their first attempt at creating an electro house track. I sure hope they keep it up if it sounds as good as this!
And so, we’ve come to the ninth and final tribute song in memory of Koron Korak’s brother, Cerebre Arkor. Follow the Little Light continues the emotional orchestral sound seen in the last few tracks of the recently released tribute album by the former. The combination of bells, pianos and violin strings really captures that feeling of longing for something or someone, a feeling that’s close to my heart. Much like the show, this ninth song in the series fits alongside the show’s ninth and also final season in its sense of closure. RIP Cerebre Arkor. No matter where you may be, you are loved.
What’s going on here?! Thrasher’s latest release is a unique mishmash of many genres, combining numerous metal subgenres with trap and EDM elements. Atmospheric guitars, trap beats, blast beats and low-tuned guitar riffs galore here, and even without vocals to help carry it, the song blends these elements together in such a brutal way that it annihilates everything in its path. You won’t regret listening to this if you love your metal unique.
Lo-fi house is a genre I honestly didn’t know existed until just now. House of Spike is just that, and the perfect song if your idea of a fun time is listening to Spike say the word “house” 50 (!!) times. Seriously though, this is an interesting listen. It perfectly blends house with elements of lo-fi production and even sounds you’d expect to hear in a garage song. Give it a spin!
Snow Swirl’s interpretation on the season six number A Changeling Can Change makes things more homely. The intro features an ethereal synth behind some charming bell sounds and vocal samples before Spike’s vocals kick in proper. This beat really works well with the song’s melody, bringing in all those homely vibes! Can’t get enough of this one.