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DAϟH – Ground Zero | Terrorcore / Speedcore

Hardcore Pinkamena Party advocate and creator of all things weird, DAϟH returns with one of his extraordinarily hard-hitting contributions to the latest Pinkamena Party album! Featuring everything from pony dialogue to raid sirens and EAS alerts to enhance the atmosphere, it is held together by multiple sections of frenetic speedcore. I was quite impressed with the kicks’ design all over this track and it fits right at home in the PONYDOME!

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Pony Abstract – FIM | Trap

The newest rapper making noise in brony rap is definitely Pony Abstract and, in preparation for releasing his debut album, has dropped a single coming off of multiple performances at BronyCon 2019. His energy level seen at Straight from the Heart’s Renegade Stage set at BronyCon is certainly on display here and, though his lyrics are relatively simple, they are clever and his flow is exceptionally clean. His charisma is palpable and the rap here is brief but very catchy. All I can say is Abstract is up next!

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Vocal Score Pony – End Of The Rainbow (We’re Still Here) | Ballad

Another end of MLP-centered song, courtesy of Vocal Score Pony, this one is more reflective and contemplative than many of the others, which is a nice change of pace! As always, Vocal Score’s striking voice is enough to give you chills and the lyrics are sure to make anybody with memories in the fandom really take a good look back. The backing vocals and piano playing also contribute immensely to the song’s tone and, at its climax, it truly is something to behold. Our show is ending, it’s okay to cry, but we’ll all still push forward when it’s all over!

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RIEL – I Am Riel Pt. 1 | Dubstep

RIEL has stepped back up on the scene and wants to introduce himself, or rather, re-introduce himself, as he has been cranking out hard-hitting dubstep tunes with lush synth work for quite a while! Based on the theme of the song, it really contains a style that embodies him as an artist. The variety of genres, tempo changes, and hard-hitting sound design all contribute to the triumphant vibe of this goodness!

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StealingShad3z – Nine 2 Five (feat. Forest Rain & Luck Rock) | Pop Punk

It seems the last BronyCon has brought out quite a few “we’re not dead” songs lately, this one courtesy of pony pop punk staples Shad3z and Luck Rock, along with the pony pop punk originator Forest Rain! However, make no mistake, Shad3z is the star of the show here and he kills it. The title refers to the transition between season nine and Generation Five, featuring lyrics about what you’d expect with a slight twist (lyrics about never growing up). The song is definitely one you can bang your head to,

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Blackened Blue – Who Am I? | Alternative Metal

For the first time, the outrageously talented Blackened Blue shows off his singing chops and crafts a kick-flank metal song about Yona’s struggles with identity and belonging.  Blackened Blue’s guitar tone, drums, clean vocals, mixing, and, of course, screams are all on-point here, and this may be his catchiest song yet. I quite enjoy the bridge section’s vocal effects and guitar tones especially! Fans of metal music from the 2000s will be extremely pleased with this one.

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Radiarc – The Familiar | Hybrid Orchestral

Radiarc never fails to deliver not only creative music that sets itself apart, but also an experience that immerses you into his world. Going by Radiarc’s description, the song not only deals with a ghostly presence that lingers around but is a manifestation of his struggles in his personal life. To create such a unique hybrid piece and to convey those struggles in the music is always something I’ve lauded Radiarc for, and The Familiar might be up there with Aleph Null as one of my favorites from him.