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!
A track that oozes with classic JRPG flavor! Appropriate, as this one was made for the pony rpg game “Adventure of the Lunarbolts”. With a steady beat, a smooth sub bass, some lovely key arpeggios, and of course, that addicting Oboe melody, lots to love in this one! Windwolf has a knack for that RPG ost sound and I can listen to this on repeat. Check it out!
Ponytronic gives us another piece filled with some very mellow sounds, and tasteful sound design choices. One thing I like about his mixes is how understated and savory they are. It doesn’t try too hard to get your attention but has a lot to offer, and this one is no exception. Melancholy, and rich with emotional flavor, this one is highly recommended!
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!
Some incredibly heartfelt lyrics and vocal delivery in this one, MC-Arch gives us a song about internal struggles, dealing with the lack of support from others, and finding support with his fans. With a solid rap performance, a lot of themes are touched on in these thoughtful lyrics that a short description couldn’t hope to live up to. Check it out for yourself!
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 🙂
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!
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.
Written as a lullaby from Celestia to Luna, we have an appropriately soothing, and loving piano improv from Ataraxia. We don’t get enough of these in the fandom, and Ataraxia is no stranger to them! The video description does a great job of setting the scene, give it a listen!
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!