After a long wait, it’s finally here. Track 1 from Thrasher’s newly-released album Welcome to Insanity is an ominous electronic opener that perfectly sets the tone for the album. The first half builds up an amazing atmosphere with a dark synth pad that fades in and descends, coupled by the image of countless changeling eyes, almost as if you’re being surrounded. A minute in, the moon rises into view and soon enough, the sound of a constant kick drum in front of some driving bass can be heard as if it’s being played inside a club, before quickly becoming more audible. As the guitar joins, the sky seems to flash with colours as if the changeling hive’s just decided to start up a rave. However, after a computerised voice says “Welcome to Insanity”, we’re met with a vision of the album’s artwork followed by a change into Thrasher’s typical style of metal mixed with electronic elements. The drums sound clean and powerful and the guitar riffs and lead behind it really add to the dark mood introduced. Despite its short length, what this track sets out to do is purely amazing. And this is only the opening track!
Thrasher’s back again, this time with a long industrial metal track. Track 41 from the freshly-released Ponies at Dawn: Echoes charity album as well as track 10 from Thrasher’s own upcoming release Welcome to Insanity, he shows off his impressive metal craft with what could easily stand as some of the best metal production this fandom’s ever seen. The guitar and drums simply slice through the mix along with some synths to complete the picture, making this a heavy and intense track based around the villains of Equestria. Welcome To Insanity releases on December 13th.
Injustrial has just made waves again with his industrial power, but unfortunately this will be his last foray into the pony scene. As we’ve come to expect from Injustrial, the song features heavy amounts of synth and bass to drive the song with his distorted whispers to add to the finished product, with lyrics about the familiar theme of saying goodbye after a long time. While he may not be producing MLP content anymore, his musical endeavours aren’t ending anytime soon. No matter what he does, let’s keep our support up!
For nightmare Night, StableTwoStallion fittingly explored Nightmate Moon’s psyche again, and the result is a breathtaking piece in his signature style that features such impressive vocals as well as some references that you may or may not get! A very appreciated treat!
Nightmare Night is upon us, and what better way to celebrate it than with a deeply creepy piece from Tadpole? What we’ve been served is something that wouldn’t be out of place in a horror game, as it spends the first 2 minutes building up atmosphere with a droning synth lines and distant sound effects before eventually adding in more elements, like a bass that compliments the already strong atmosphere. Soon after, we’re treated to the addition of strong drums lifted straight from a dubstep track alongside a creepy distorted synth riff. Board up your windows, because the cookie zombies are coming!
Coming from the latest Pinkamena Party release, brony Drum and Bass legend Neu KatalYst, with the help of Starbrush, delivers a frantic and danceable experimental acid electronic track, reminding me of 90’s acid songs, mostly on an industrial take on the matter – respecting the theme of the Pinkamena Party album – old school eletronic/experimental music. Inspired by the soundtrack of the amazing anime Serial Experiments Lain and by the character of Friendship is Witchcraft – Sweetie Bot, the acid and psychedelic feeling plus the mechanical and cold frantic sounding textures and sounds make it really enjoyable. An experimental acid track with an industrial cherry on the top, making it really good. Good job on this one Neu and Starbrush!
Any fans of Rammstein should be very pleased with this one! The very talented StableTwoStallion has graced us with a very hard hitting and hauntingly beautiful cover of the talented MusicByOctavia’s theme composed for Galacon, which the convention still uses today. This cover has all the aspects people love about industrial metal from the 2000s: hard hitting bass drums, a liberal helping of synthesizers throughout, choirs, and guitar riffs you can’t help but bang your head to, so don’t miss out on this gem!
This track has a slow, kind of ominous build up to quick drum/bass-esque segments with calm parts in between. It also has lines of dialogue from the show mixed in, which in my opinion really adds to the atmosphere of the song. Overall a good piece of music if you like hardcore, dark stuff!
Now, I know it’s a little too early for Halloween. However, if you feel like getting the spookies on before everyone else, you may do your decorations to this track! The dark, gloomy industrial overtones, coupled with interesting vocal effects on “This Day Aria”, which is kind of a signature of this particular artist, makes for an intensely creepy yet strangely satisfying experience. All in all, another great remix from Toby Macarony!
Also, check out the album which this remix is part of here.
This piece of music is a chilling and a bittersweet reminder of just sometimes you don’t need words for a message. Sleepy Toaster’s piece heavily reminds me of why I love atmospheric music. It’s not just pony music that could be used in a grimdark or Fallout Equestria setting. But this music could be used to set the tone for anything you want to give an unsettling feel too. Or a mysterious vibe to as well. Its has this dark music box tone, birds chirping and static radio sounds with this slow clockwork-like melody that slowly creeps up your spine. Not bad! As always this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
Note: Since the original video got deleted, you may find the MP3 file of the song here.