SDreamExplorerS and Velvet Wings always make for an awesome combination of collaborators, with Velvet’s operatic vocals and DreamExplorer’s harsher ones combining with an epic metal instrumental to deliver a powerful tale of the windigos.
This is the first music release from Korneev (that I’m aware of at least), and it’s a good one too! A fantastic parody of Johnny Guitar (a song which some may have heard from the Fallout New Vegas soundtrack) all about Lyra, it has some absolutely gorgeous hand-drawn animation as well of Lyra jamming along.
If you’re familiar with the old works of Dr. Dissonance, you’ll be excited to see something like this! Repent in Reprise’s rendition very much works off the same sort of style, with many industrial steampunk elements adding a nice unique flavour to the orchestral rendition on show here.
Elias Frost has another awesome rocking show cover, with a bit of a throwback to Rainbow Rocks! The chorus is as catchy as in the original, and the instrumental supports the vocals wonderfully, with an awesome video as well.
I’m always keen to see more of the modern house styles from the fandom, and Silva Hound has obliged here with a sleek Starlight Glimmer-focused future house tune. The break in the middle has some pretty neat vocal stuff going on, with banging drops either side.
Frozen Night’s works are always lovely to listen to and this beautiful piece is no different. The instrumentation throughout the track evolves in an especially gratifying way and there’s some pretty epic progressions as well. As is often the case with Frozen’s works, there’s a nice touch of metal guitar meshed together with the powerful strings and percussion.
Seventh Element’s music can get exceptionally deep at times, especially when he forays into combinations of orchestral elements with breakbeat percussion and electronic synths. The result here is a gorgeous meld that tells a story of Twilight’s journey into her own mind to face some inner demons.
WoodLore may be pretty much done with producing music for the fandom, but 4Everfree is keeping the spirit of his music alive with this beautiful interpretation of one of his old classics, Shining Star. Featuring some lovely violin from Koron Korak, 4Everfree’s vocals are a lovely new take on the lyrics with a soft and sweet instrumental.
SDreamExplorerS’ new album is finally out, and there’s a full stream of all the tracks in one handy video over on YouTube! Featuring over an hour of awesome metal music, you can tell that DreamExplorer has put a whole load of effort not into just the music on show here, but also the story weaved throughout it. You can grab the album on Bandcamp here, and check out the full stream on YouTube!
A follow up to a previously-released Luna inspired orchestral track, this new piece focuses on her inner battle with Nightmare Moon. There’s plenty of vocal choir action going on, alongside plenty of strings and other lovely instrumentation that helps to build up to a climactic resolution.