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
Some musicians really get it. The start of this track has a profound message for many in this fandom. That piano solo paired with Acouste Wholenote‘s gentle vocal) says it all. There has been a dark cloud over the brony fandom since the series finale, but it doesn’t have to be that way, and don’t quit with the brony spirit; keep that vibrant and positive energy going! This is a song the fandom needs to hear; these musicians like Pony Life and plan on keeping the power of brony music going!
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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.
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.