Always a treat getting a new metallic track from MelodyBrony, they’ve definitely been on a roll lately! The mid 2000’s vibes are strong here, with a very melodic vocal lead complimenting the steady beat and hauntingly beautiful string section. There’s something to be said for a song that says its piece and doesn’t overstay its welcome, and ROYALTY doesn’t go on any longer than it needs to; but if you’re anything like me, it’ll just be on repeat for a good while.
MelodyBrony – DECEIVED | Metal
I could count on one hand the releases from MelodyBrony I didn’t care for, if I had a hand with zero fingers. First premiering at EFNW 2022, “Deceived” knocks it out of the park right from get-go, with hard hitting riffs and powerful singing throughout. You won’t find harsh vocals or flashy solos here, this one’s all about the raw feeling of desperation coming from the Pony of Shadows himself. It’s a fabulous showcase of bitterness and betrayal, and a deserving member of the repeat club~
SnowShovel – Irresponsible (For a day or two) [Feat. StealingShad3z & BreeBree] | Rock
Ever have those days where you just wanna drop every care in the world for a while, possibly to the detriment of future-you? I certainly have, and from the tone of this song, it seems our favorite book-horse has too. Snowshovel nails the classic rock vibes here, which serve as the smoke-filled pool hall where Shad3z’ and Bree’s vocals are your double Screwdriver; heavy, gritty, and it sounds like concentrated delinquent fun (as well as a member of the repeat club!)
MelodyBrony & Friends – Silverstream (Covering Forest Rain) | Pop Rock
MelodyBrony got the dream team together for this one! Himself on rhythm guitar, Luck on lead, Agatan’s vocals, Whirlwind on drums, and IvoryBrony on keys make for a killer birthday tribute to a personal favorite of mine from Forest Rain. It’s as full of energy as the original, and every bit as much of a joy to have on repeat.
StableTwoStallion – Forty | Soundtrack
Wow, talk about ominous. STS’ track here captures that nightmare jet-fuel vibe in the best way. As a Project Horizons OST, this one really sets up the foreboding “unsafe” atmosphere, and is reminiscent of Silent Hill or perhaps Eternal Darkness. A member of the repeat club for sure, but I hope I don’t get nightmares.
MirroredReality – Mage of the Meadow | Alternate Electronic
One word comes to mind when I listen to “Mage of the Meadow”, and believe me, that’s been quite a few times since its release. That word being, ethereal. MirroredReality presents an almost otherworldly vibe in this song that’s difficult to describe, and that’s far from a bad thing. This one takes me back to playing JRPG’s as a kid, and getting to that obligatory “unfamiliar kingdom” section; its an obvious member of the repeat club-
Aventrix – Iced | Bounce
Bounce (and a lot of similar music) isn’t one of those things I actively search out all the time, but I tend to really enjoy it when I come across it. Iced is a pretty active track that I might still call easy-listening, or dare I say it- “catchy.” Its somewhat simplistic but never gets boring, thanks to the abundance of samples sprinkled on top. And yes, it repeat several times before I even noticed.
MelodyBrony – Stay | Punk Rock
MelodyBrony quickly became one of my favorite rock artists in the fandom, and for good reason. He has a knack for genuine, heartfelt lyrics and this song is a shining example of that spirit. The message is something I personally relate with, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who enjoyed the little homage within a certain line. While a little on the short side, the track gets its meaning across without overstaying its welcome; it being that things are still alive and kicking. A deserving member of the repeat-button club
Toby Macaroni – Wiscoltsin Marewaukee | Alternate Electronic
TM has a history of making rather interesting music, and this track is no exception. In fact, its one of those songs that you can’t help but have a goofy grin on the entire way through. Or, at least I couldn’t. Wiscoltsin Marewaukee is a lighthearted and fun listen throughout, and the lively saxophone probably has a lot to do with that. Bouncy and smooth jazzy? Sign me up. The tune begins a little more tame, giving the saxophone an opening spotlight. Shortly, it transitions into the real meat of the beat; keeping up the positive, fun-loving vibe throughout. I love darker themes as much as the next guy, but sometimes a bubbly melody like we have here is just the thing I didn’t know I needed. A well deserved member of the replay club.