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Equestrian Terror Corps – COREQUESTRIA Vol. 1: Ponyville | Compilation Album | Horror Hardcore / Breakcore


(Warning: The following album has strong adult language, and intense horror themes. you have been warned.)

This article was Co-written by Nevermourn and DrakeEmberHeart.

If you’re looking for something really out there, or if you’re feeling adventurous in the realm of the brony music community, then my partner for this article, Nevermourn, and I want to point you to Equestrian Terror Corps’s first compilation album, “COREQUESTRIA Vol 1: Ponyville”. From listening to this Album, it’s very different from a lot of electronic music out there in the fandom. The theme of this album is horror, chaotic and disturbing electronic music that tells the tale of a disorated Ponyville, plagued by these themes. You’ll find hardcore, rawstyle, speedcore, terrorcore, breakcore, Spittercore and even some chiptune! The tracks themselves are full of some of the most interesting productions of music I’ve heard. The use of vocal chops and insanely fast, haunting and eerie-sounding elements are well done. The album will basically brainwash you into listening, as well as give you a sense of the bizarre! One of the most intriguing things is the recurring theme of various moments or episodes from the show and getting them twisted and turned for some of these tracks. It’s worth a listen. Let’s have a look, shall we?

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InfinityDash -Pony Life Zone (16-Bit Sega Genesis-Style Theme Song Remix) | Chiptune

After almost 5 years of no updates, InfinityDash returns with a 16-bit style remix of the recently unveiled Pony Life theme! It uses the soundfont from the Sega Genesis which makes it feel like a track lifted from a Sonic or other platformer game from the 90s, and captures that mood with flying colours. Will we see more from Infinity? I sure hope so.

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Zephysonas – Chaostaker | Soundtrack

Inspired by the game Helltaker, Zephysonas made his own crossover work seeing as one of the characters is pretty much a rule 63 version of Discord! Even if you haven’t played the game, you’ll appreciate how this distinct musical style is depicting chaos in such a unique and refined way, and even an artwork of Discord in the visual style of Helltaker is here as the cover art to add to the immersion!

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One Track Mind – Rainbow Dash Had One Too Many Ciders | Chiptune / Synthwave

I so love it when spontaneous ideas turn into something amazing, and here One Track Mind put that thought explained in the description in musical form and actually made that little story happen with the help of Dashie vocal samples! The instrumental is so creative and mind-blowing over the course of its progression in pure One Track Mind style, and this fun little treat is very appreciated!

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brambleshadow4 – Hyperactive | Chiptune

Ready for some Pinkie-inspired craziness? Hyperactive is brambleshadow4’s latest outing, and it feels like a journey inside Pinkie’s erratic and unpredictable mind. The track starts off with a fast chiptune arpeggio which gradually speeds up as the drums join in. The main melody remains catchy and speedy and doesn’t let up until the end; honestly, it gives me Touhou vibes! After almost 5 months of being left in the shadows, it’s nice to see such a fast piece get put out!

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[ASOS] Camelia – Messy Brownie | Complextro

An early preview of the upcoming ASOS: Brownie album. We have a high dose of energy for you all.  Energy that brings you back to the days of playing racing games with your friends in on an weekend! But now rev this up with a taste of Equestria! This also brings into the play the genre known as Complextro a subgenre of electro house. This with the taste of chiptune. You have classic vibe racing on an epic race track with everything on the line, with some pony magic. Special appearance by Tom!. You’ll know it when you hear it in the mix of pony chops. As always this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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[Equinity] MrMehster & Tw3Lv3 – Work In Progress | Hardstyle

We’ve got a huge banger here. The track doesn’t sound like it at first, and we may wonder how Tw3Lv3’s style and MrMehster’s will mesh together as they have few similarities. After the creative intro using hilarious voice clips, we are introduced to some super catchy 8-bit arps that will make up the main melody. Only then are we hit with the hardstyle part of the track. Watch out for your necks as this will get you headbanging hard for sure. During the second half the amen break like drum section has been played live and recorded by Tw3Lv3 himself. All in all, as they say, wow, this sure is no party breath. This is available alongside many other sick tunes on Equinity 02: Catalyst.

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Toby Macarony – Shiny Ponies | Chiptune

Introduce yourself to the Macarony’s new chiptune track with a flamboyant and sparkling intro made of synth brass. After an upbeat pixelated bridge, succumb to the creamy interlude, which builds you up to its chorus of vocal chops over even more brassy chords. Be guided through this frenzied chiptune piece with its action-signaling tom-tom fills! Stay for the last few bars and you’ll find an even wider chorus of vocals over even thicker synth brasses, ending the song perfectly.