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The L-Train – Orchard Of Truth (feat. Stallionslaughter) | Progressive Death Metal

Applejack and the Flim Flam brothers face off in this progressive death metal track by The L-Train and “the connoisseur of cringe himself”. Stallionslaughter delivers his trademark death metal growls and his equally impressive clean vocals during a nice respite in the middle. An unsurprisingly solid production by The L-Train with a guitar solo I could play on repeat. A must for any fan of the brony metal scene, give it a listen!

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Mane in Green – Miss Rarity | Baroque / Electronic

A huge fan of Baroque music myself, I was instantly hooked by that familiar sounding, yet original harpsichord intro! Mane in Green is no stranger to the genre as he presents some very well written baroque style melodies and chord progressions. The electronic drums and sub base give this a modern spin, and only gets better as the flute is introduced taking over the motif. Then things get really exciting as the tempo picks up and we get some Bach-esque keyboard performances. Stuffed with musical ideas from beginning to end, no fan of classical music will get bored of this one!

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Stallionslaughter – Vengeance of Tirek (Redux) | Metal

Tirek is out for vengence in this remake of Stallionslaughter’s first release. With some heavily distorted guitar riffs and low growls, we get some surprisingly clean delivery, with some well written, and executed lyrics. This dumbass knows not to cup the mic! I also appreciate the added effort into the lyric video, with some entertaining lip-syncing, and his son dancing in the background XD! A simply idea, but still makes for a better experience vs still images. Give it a listen 🙂

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Celestial Throne ft. Elias Frost – A Tale Of The Frustrated Housemare | Folk Metal

It looks like Cadence has a drinking problem XD! Well at least that’s the theme to this song. Celestial Throne gives us a humorous metal song about a frustrated house mare. I guess the life of a Princess, mother, and wife can be rather stressful! Featuring some familiar names in the brony metal scene with vocals by Elias Frost and mixing by Ponysphere.  With a chugging guitar rhythm and some catchy lyrics that follow the beat, it has a bit of a pub vibe to it similar to Alestorm for those familiar with them. Not bad for his first venture into lyric writing, and I hope to see more from him in the future!

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Liquid Harmony – Despair | Orchestral / Piano

As you might expect from the title, this is a melancholic orchestral piece that starts with a sad piano motif, accompanied by some lovely atmospheric string pads. The progression remains consistent, and slowly builds in tension, yet the transitions remain subtle, like a train of thought. Inspired by AshleyH’s “Remembrance” series, its a mournful piece for Princess Cadance having lost a loved one.

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[P@D] CainbowRrash & A Symphony Of Two – To Find A Better Place | Orchestral

Those familiar with Friendship Symphonies have already heard CainbowRrash and A Symphony of Two, but this piece was the beginning of their collaboration, and a great end to the P@D Amity album. It begins with a tranquil wind section that slowly progresses as more instruments and harmonies are added, and finally resolves into my favorite section when the sax, and a lovely trumpet solo are introduced. You can actually see them recording this in the video! It’s an exploratory piece open to interpretation and doesn’t linger on one idea for too long. I definitely recommend checking it out!