The highly-awaited new release of our beloved pony band The Ponytones is finally here! This time it’s a ponification of Jimi Hendrix, and the Classic Rock vibes are as strong as ever. While Zecora’s warning voice from S01E09 Bridle Gossip resonates throughout the song, lovely and clever pony lyrics sung by our own zebra Wootmaster are paying much tribute to the episode. At the same time, Jame’s incredible guitar play is paying much tribute to Hendrix and the crazy solos he’s known for! Top-notch bass by Sky and drums by Wootmaster are completing the frame for a stunning result that will forever remain gold. Check out The Ponytones’ official Discord server for behind-the-scenes and a wonderful place full of passionate people!
Ponifications are always so awesome to get, and we can always count on Soren Ember to display his great Classic Rock taste, this time bringing a ponification of the ever-so-classic Johnny B. Goode. Inviting Protocat on the piano once again, Soren delivers a mighty cover with lovely Applejack-themed lyrics, and I like to imagine this being performed in one of the barns of Sweet Apple Acres, transformed into a modest concert hall for the occasion!
Also find below an additional review by fellow writer Mordecai Mapper!
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Soren Ember and Protocat return to amaze me with this rocking track! Parodying and making tribute to the great legend and innovator Chuck Berry (rest in peace), Soren and Protocat make a really dancing and awesome tribute. The track that talks about Applejack and Apple Acres, it’s really amazing, with a nice vocal performance and a great instrument performance by Soren and a great organ performance done by Protocat! Protocat and Soren knows dat Boogie Woogie! The lyrics re-invention to the pony theme was pretty well made, and then that guitar solos/riffs and the vocals are the thing that really overthrows everything on the song! Good job, both of you! Keep rocking the free world and keep making awesome tributes to great persons!
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A delightful treat, Elias Frost’s own response to Punk Rarity’s determination and beauty of the inside in S07E19 It Isn’t the Mane Thing About You is a Gothic-inspired rock piece with blissful riffs and fitting synths reflecting Rarity’s strength and passion as she shines from the inside out. The guitar solos are top-notch and overall In the Rain is quite the choon to jam and headbang to, giving homage to Rarity! Definitely a piece that she would listen to, to remind her of her fabulous self!
One of my top favorites from P@D Anthology, this new very unique track from Replacer has got quite an intricate and elaborate story set in the past Equestria, and it’s told through poetic lyrics and blissful vocals through an instrumental of many wonders. Acoustic guitar, synths that will remind you of some Classic Rock and Prog Rock goldies from the 70s, and even an Ambient part, this masterpiece of a track is quite the unique gem. Replacer even drew the cover art himself, representing the character from the story!
JOSHH returns with even more blissful pony music, and this time it’s the power of the sun shining in musical way through this track definitely very interesting and unique. Starting with an acoustic guitar and Classic Rock vibes, the song then evolves into an electronic-oriented Hip-Hop/Trap instrumental, with added vocals! Definitely a treat showing much inventivity.
UCDP Brony’s latest track happens to be about Luna and some Cake! A fantastic song all around featuring quality drum work and radical guitar riffs. The song also includes a great guitar solo from Arthur Raulin. With inspirations from the likes of Dream Theater and 4/3 de Trio, UCDP Brony has created a wonderful track with a cute story! UCDP Brony produced this song for the French Pony Music Awards 2017.
Lectro Dub returns with an amazing experimental rock track with classic elements mixed with modern elements! The classic rock elements on the guitar riffs and in some synths looking like one of that really awesome and psychedelic Pink Floyd experimental albums! The modern rock elements on the mechanical drumming and some really Nine Inch Nails look like synths, reminding me of Classic Industrial Rock mixed with Funk Rock elements (the guitar riffs mixed with the bass line) and Psychedelia! Really headbanging and nostalgic experiment! Lectro Dub did really an awesome job on this!
For the old timers between us. Queen, Rage against the Machine, U2, All of them amazing Bands with each having their own amazing classic tunes. 🙂 It seems our good friend Ponysphere also wanted to contribute to this very broad and awesome genre, and he did so with marvelous work. Heart of Fire is a track as bright as the Sun, and as loud as its Solar flares. A beautiful journey with Guitar chords played in a Classic rock fashion. Sunset shimmer’s spirit is smiling brightly by this. Keep up the good work Ponysphere. 😉
Russian musician Elias Frost returns with a 80’s Synthpop / New Wave cover of one of the songs from the Equestria Girls shorts.
Elias Frost’s vocals capacity fits with this Synthpop instrumental, proving also that Elias is a good player and also a good vocalist. This cover really will take you on a journey through the 80’s New Wave scene! You really will enjoy and love this amazing cover, if you are into the popular rock music of the beginnings of the 80’s. Elias Frost is an experimentalist in the rock/metal genre, always coming with new genres for his tracks and this cover proves it! All that robotic vocals, I love them!
Coming from the concept album The Princess Variations, Sprocket delivers a 6 minutes track full of emotion and commitment in the track, that I must say, it’s amazing!
The first part reminds me of Supermassive Black Hole by Muse, then Sprocket vocals are soo Blues vocals, also I can feel in the second part of the song some Blues Rock influence with the mix between the guitar riff and the keyboard sounds. Sprocket vocals are really flexible from highs look-a-like David Bowie and the vox vocals look like some really cool modern Alternative Dance band. The guitar riff is really amazing, so chill, along with the bass that is listenable are is so satisfying.
6 minutes of pure awesomeness! Listen to the track, is really amazing! Also, don’t forget to download/buy The Princess Variations on his bandcamp!