Forest Rain’s 2014 banger Fluttershy returns with a cover by MelodyBrony and Luck Rock with Koa joining the two on lead vocals! Bringing a hard edge to the original, this cover stays faithful, and everyone brings their A game to the table. Koa’s vocals are full of conviction and the production fits her voice well. The acoustic guitar in front of the distortion keeps everything grounded, yet still flying high. Well done, everypony!
Fans of ’80s and ’90s hard rock music will not be uncomfortable listening to Acouste Wholenote’s new rock piece named Fashionably Late. Basing its lore off of Rarity, this song sports sharp drums acting as the foundation for the classic duo of bass and distorted guitar to riff its groovy motifs everywhere. In even further embracement of the hard rock spirit, there is a hauntingly melodic guitar solo introduced at the heights of this song. If there’s anything good that this lockdown has brought us, it’s music like this!
For this first time in four years. DBPONY come speeding back into the fandom’s music scene. Another first time listening for myself. The song itself comes with a very wise life message. It’s very easy to look at your life and feel that you’re stuck. Feeling complacent. Many in this fandom felt like that before we found something like wonderful brightly colored ponies. Feeling lost until this fandom made us feel found. The fast hard rock that pounds this track sends a message. “Got for it. Take a chance.” Because you never know until you try. I can honestly say taking a chance on this fandom has brought so much joy into many of our lives. A very nice return track from DBpony. As always, This Qilin asks you to judge for yourself for this song.
What happens when you bring together some of the best talents that the community has ever seen..? Absolute greatness! Part of Vylet’s concept album Homeward, this treat switches genres faster than Rainbow Dash can clear the sky! With PrinceWhateverer delivering pure Hard Rock bliss, Omnipony blowing us all away again with these wubs, Namii providing state-of-the-art vocals, and Vylet presenting us more of her art and story, Danger Close has much in store for you!
Brownie has an incredible talent for metalcore composition, and this cover of the Smile Song is a great example of his range. Starting out in more of a pop-punk style to match the lightness of the original song, Brownie transitions into metal while playing impressively technical guitar riffs over fast, moving drums. The track features a fantastic metalcore breakdown before bringing all of the styles together for the big finish. Brownie went all out to even make a music video featuring his many play-styles with great effects and humorous scenes.
As Nightmare Night draws near, it’s time to ROCK!! Quicksilver made such a high-energy and powerful theme for Flutterbat with much love, and you can just feel all that power as the mighty guitar riffs entrance you! It’s so easy to let yourself go and partake in the emotion from the music, in total freedom. Lead guitar, rythm guitar, bass guitar, and drums all create such a perfect harmony through the progression of this track, and it’s just pure bliss! Let us rock forever!!
After returning to pony music, Quicksilver has been extremely active with both originals and some great covers, like this one! The vocals are the original ones, but Quicksilver’s guitar tones are as killer as ever and the percussion in the second verse is incredibly fresh. The video includes footage from this past BronyCon, very fitting of the original theme of the song! Take a listen if you’re into all-around solid show song covers.
Warning: Some swearing and implied violence in this track!
Taking influence from early, violent fanfics, She’s All Mine is a great piece of hard rock fan music. Achieving a very classic rock sound via the late 70s and early 80s, Ponysphere provides the instrumentation that drives the track in combination with Secret Metal’s vocals that bring it home. Add in a solid percussive beat and some old-school guitar solos and you’ve got well executed, rare, hard rock gem!
Prince Whateverer brings the energy in this exciting track! Utilizing his trademark distortion guitars and an epic chorus lead, Whateverer sings about inner strength and overcoming powerful evil while Sable Symphony provides excellent vocal harmonies. These two very talented musicians are no strangers to working with each other and that experience shows in this incredibly solid, fun rock track!