The momentous Open Up Your Eyes from the movie will never stop inspiring pony musicians to remix it or cover it, and once again it’s time to experience the movie’s masterpiece anew, with FlutterRage’s Metal cover! Bringing a heavy and epic rearrangement, as well as powerful screams for the vocals, it expresses Tempest’s feelings with the power of rock music, and it’s such a wonderful treat!
Elias Frost has another cover of a track from Legend Of Everfree, which means he’s covered most of them by now with only a couple more that he’ll doubtless get to in future. This one’s got a great uplifting feel in keeping with the original, but a bit more metal to it of course.
Elias has another awesome Equestria Girls cover with an aggressive interpretation of Rainbow Rocks’ Friendship Through The Ages. Some interesting different types of vocals combine with his usual ones, as well as some great guitar and other instrumentation.
This is the first music release from Korneev (that I’m aware of at least), and it’s a good one too! A fantastic parody of Johnny Guitar (a song which some may have heard from the Fallout New Vegas soundtrack) all about Lyra, it has some absolutely gorgeous hand-drawn animation as well of Lyra jamming along.
If you’re familiar with the old works of Dr. Dissonance, you’ll be excited to see something like this! Repent in Reprise’s rendition very much works off the same sort of style, with many industrial steampunk elements adding a nice unique flavour to the orchestral rendition on show here.
Elias Frost has another awesome rocking show cover, with a bit of a throwback to Rainbow Rocks! The chorus is as catchy as in the original, and the instrumental supports the vocals wonderfully, with an awesome video as well.
Holy moly, I haven’t heard anything like this in the brony fandom since…well ever! It’s a complete reharmonisation of My Past Is Not Today, adapted to fit acoustic guitars playing plenty of maj7 chords and a softer style of vocals. It’s just really relaxing to listen to, and so unique, you just have to check it out!
WoodLore may be pretty much done with producing music for the fandom, but 4Everfree is keeping the spirit of his music alive with this beautiful interpretation of one of his old classics, Shining Star. Featuring some lovely violin from Koron Korak, 4Everfree’s vocals are a lovely new take on the lyrics with a soft and sweet instrumental.
And now for something completely different: What happens when you parodise a parody?
I’m not much of a metalhead, and not familiar with Dethklok and Metalocalypse, so going into this blind was…an odd experience, but at least I can say Imit4tor’s voice acting is on point! Oh, and Soul’s instrumentation is great as always too, so check it out if you’re into weird metal jingles.
Some regular features this month, some not so regular. Check out the latest Horse Music Hotspot, rounding up some of our favourites from April!
Tracklist and embeds available after the break