Rainbow Dash Vs. Lighting Dust; a rivalry to be remembered fondly by this fandom as some of the best moments of character growth for Rainbow Dash. RD fans like myself will point you to this fact. SnowShovel and ProtoShadez’s take on this confrontation comes into the theme of each of them trying to get the upper hand. The sick grungy guitar work symbolizes this war of speed and finesses, the desire to be the best and who gets to the fly with the ‘Bolts! Shadez’s vocals display claims from Dashie and Lightning Dust about who’s the better Pegasus! Special nod to PrinceWhateverer for his contribution of drums in the track as well! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
Burning Gryphon presents us with a full album of Russian brony awesomeness! The lyrics of these tracks are fully in Russian, but he also provided English translations, so come along as I take you through the six amazing songs of this album!Continue reading
Many years ago, long before the herald existed, two guys called Edd and Jimmy formed a band called AcousticBrony. They created a series of themes for the Mane 6 which gained legendary status among the fandom, but it was incomplete; only 4 of the 6 themes were released! As time went by and AcousticBrony became RE:MAKE, it appeared the full set would never be complete…until now.
It’s incredibly refreshing, not just to hear the final 2 songs in the Elements series, but the whole set re-worked and re-recorded, with new life brought to all the existing tracks. The entire album was produced by PrinceWhateverer, so Generosity, Laughter, Kindness and particularly Loyalty (which is now over 10 years old!) now sound better than ever!
As for the two brand new songs, the fit perfectly alongside the original four and it’s clear that RE:MAKE’s songwriting has only improved over the years. Honesty sets a record for the fastest song on the album (sorry Dash) and, of course, has some fantastic banjo courtesty of DivinumX. And much like the album’s namesake, Magic unites the others, making callbacks to the motifs of all six song in the series.
ELEMENTS is available to purchase on Bandcamp or stream on various services.
When this song hit the fandom back in late 2020, nobody had any idea just how dire we needed this. Yes, you have your fandom anthems about how great and fun the fandom is. But this track that Tw3Lv3, Drummershy, Koa, and MC-Arch did. It spoke a message we needed to hear. The “friendship” part of all of this. The core of it for being a true brony. With how bad 2020 was. The lyrics and energy that rained down from this fandom were a breath of fresh air. This song inspired others again. A song about having that one spark or moment of friendship, support, love, or kindness is all you may need to start turning things around. The message was inspiring and one of the biggest bangers of 2020. How inspiring? Enough of some of the fandom’s best talents today to recreate the power of this track in a list of different genres and styles of expression on how this song inspired them. Suppose you listen to each of these tracks. They will speak to you about how each of them inspired them as it brings out the different strengths of the track. Let’s check them out!
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Ohh man, If you have not listened to Tw3Lv3’s remix album of musicians remixing or covering one of the best songs in the fandom of 2020, you need to click here!
Blackened like he always does, gives a cover or remix of a song, his unique touch. Tw3Lv3’s melodies are now fully covered with some hardcore guitar seasoning with just a tad bit of gentleness with the soft and sweet guitar chords with some buildup in the choirs the song. The work Blackened does with his guitar work is perfect with keeping the pureness of the mood right down to the fun and hoppy riffs he does to back MC-Arch‘s rhymes. It’s pretty interesting seeing his range of skill with the cords and notes he composes here! Oh, but his voice, that Nu Metal vibe the haunts every one of his tracks, pairing that with Koa‘s rich and inspiring vocals, will put a smile on your face, and it just fits! Blackened Blue, I’ve noticed, has been improving his creative music-making, making each song his sound and style, and you got to give him some credit for how well this cover came out! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
Faster than lightning, MelodyBrony bursts onto the scene with Onward, a song all about G5 (more than likely the first one to come out) and the future it may bring! A positive rock song, we hear MelodyBrony’s musing about what the future holds for the fandom in wake of the show’s new incarnation hitting the scene. Driven by a lead guitar melody with a piano in the background, MelodyBrony sings with passion as the music charges forward, with a heavy focus on melody and structure, his forte. Who knows, maybe this could become the unofficial G5 anthem in future!
Oh no! Blackened Blue is lost in the desert and losing his mind! Well, at least we get a kick ass rock track out of it! By this point, it should come as absolutely no surprise that one of the premier rockers in the fandom has absolutely crushed the sound of the heyday of hard rock. The driving electric guitar, drums, and bass arrangement is so satisfying to hear. What I like about this straightforward arrangement is that it allows the listener to appreciate how good the instruments sound with lots of reverb goodness and a pleasing openness to the mix. The icing on the angst cake is Blackened Blue’s vocals, which are fantastic and spot on for this style of song, delivering lyrics that have me a little concerned for his well-being. I also love the art used in the accompanying video which really helps pull the viewer into the story. I know that it’s too much to hope for a full “rock band in the scorching desert” music video, but it’s still fun to imagine one! Hope you enjoy listening to this track (at high volume) as much as I do!
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.
Well, my first article for P@D Eclipse is one of the most rockin tracks I’ve heard, and it taps into the heart and soul of what makes the art of Rock n’ Roll so good. At track 27, the song takes the theme of taking a road trip in the middle of summer with some of your best pony pals just enjoying the road and the wind in your face and mane. My goodness. For starters, 4everfreebrony owns the highway with his guitar playing. I’ve gotten to know him a bit, and I will tell you that this man loves the sound of classic guitar, and the way he plays on this track really shows off that love. Those sweet riffs and that solo that hits would have the rock gods smiling big. If you really want to know just how good 4FB is on his guitar work…WELL! You found the right song. But the sound of rock is not complete if you don’t have a drummer that brings it. My boi Drummershy is just the dude for that!. Making it into his first real feature on P@D, Drummershy feeds into the mix with percussion that only he could do. A good drummer brings out the very best in any song, any genre. Close your eyes and listen to the rhythm of his beats; Drummershy shows why he is so good, and he adds so much flavor to this rockin’ tune. His understanding of how to make the other aspects of the song that much better is so overlooked by people. To be frank, this right here is why Drummershy has earned his spot one this album. He and 4everfreebrony have such magical chemistry together, and this collaboration really shows just how amazing old fashioned rock and roll is and always will be. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
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