Thrasher’s back again, this time with a long industrial metal track. Track 41 from the freshly-released Ponies at Dawn: Echoes charity album as well as track 10 from Thrasher’s own upcoming release Welcome to Insanity, he shows off his impressive metal craft with what could easily stand as some of the best metal production this fandom’s ever seen. The guitar and drums simply slice through the mix along with some synths to complete the picture, making this a heavy and intense track based around the villains of Equestria. Welcome To Insanity releases on December 13th.
Agatan’s back on his cover streak, and this one is of BlackGryph0n and Baasik‘s Quest. While the instrumental is the same as the original, Agatan’s smooth vocals breathe new life into the old track about everypony’s favourite newly-winged dragon, Spike. With this being his last planned upload for this year, he’s got some projects planned in the future for 2020. Hopefully they’ll be just as good, if not better than this greatness!
It’s never easy losing a loved one. Serving as a tribute to his late brother, Koron Korak has enlisted the help of Hay Tea to work on this emotional liquid Drum & Bass piece. Interspersed with the melancholy synth hits along with the typical drums you’d expect in a D&B song are calmer sections with no percussion and a violin ringing out with show quotes from Twilight and Fluttershy about saying goodbye. Catharsis through music is always something powerful, and this track is the perfect example for that.
Track 37 from Ponies at Dawn: Eternal is a remix of Etherium Apex‘s Second Prances by MrMehster. While Apex’s original was a chilled yet upbeat track with brilliant vocals from Nicole Carino, Mehster’s take is a faster version with plenty of bouncy hardstyle drums and synths, keeping the original’s positive vibes while amping up the dancability. With all these great tracks, it looks like 2019’s been a great year for Ponies at Dawn!
Night Blaze is on a roll with their tributes to the now-retired princesses! This one is about Luna, and perfectly captures the feeling of looking at or even wandering about in the night sky! Alongside Night Blaze’s signature orchestral style is the accompaniment of various synths, giving the track an 80s vibe. For the Night!
Radiarc and Frozen Night have joined forces to create the sequel to the former’s old track, Oblivious! This also marks Radiarc’s first ever collaboration with another artist. While half the length, it still manages to be epic and emotional all the same. Starting off slow, a soft string and piano riff is the first part to come into play, before building up to a quick pause, a quiet piano bringing everything down to a simmer. Before long though, everything builds up to a crescendo, the familiar piano and strings being joined by powerful percussion sounds, and then eventually simmers down once again. Radiarc can do great things on their own, but it seems like everything becomes better when others are involved!
After a year in the works, UndreamedPanic and loophoof have just released an intensely catchy electro track with plenty of bouncy synth chords and vocal chops from the show, including a perfectly timed “Whee!” from Pinkie just before the second drop. One of the chops shows Rarity singing “lady”, fitting perfectly as part of the song’s title. Closing off with a piano riff that fades out as time goes on, this song is everything you could ask for in an electro song!
Not long after releasing his Lofi Pon EP, Steryotype’s already got another one on the horizon: the ’03 Mini EP, which this track is a part of. As we’ve come to expect from the fandom’s emerging lo-fi scene, this song features the typical elements of a good lo-fi track, particularly the usage of old samples interpolated and edited over a modern hip-hop style drum beat. It hits in all the right places and feels perfect to relax to under a blanket, especially in this weather. ’03 Mini EP will be released soon, so look forward to that!
4everfreebrony always seems to nail covers, and this one is no exception. Track 11 from Copycat is a cover of the Luna Jax original; 4efb’s take shows a bit more polish in terms of production, and runs at a slightly slower tempo. The guitars are soft yet rich, with the inclusion of a slide between the first chorus and second verse. His voice is perfect for this type of music, perfectly conveying Big Mac’s attitude towards his daily regimes. Once again, we have another piece of blissful rock!
If there was an award for catchiest song on Ponies at Dawn: Eternal, this would easily appear in the top 3. The 41st track see’s fractilx’s first appearance on the P@D catalogue since 2018’s Rebirth, and what a comeback it is. This song wastes no time getting started, giving us only an uplifting pad and glitchy drum samples before jumping right in. What follows is an intensely catchy trance track based around Spike yelling “NOOOOOO” alongside plenty of other vocal samples pulled from various other sources. Quick, bouncy and filled to the brim with samples, you’ll have a hard time getting this one out of your head.