Who would’ve guessed these two would come together to create something fantastic? Ein Funkeln im Zwielicht is an industrial metal collab about Twilight Sparkle featuring StableTwoStallion‘s signature Rammstein-influenced vocal delivery in German while Koron plays drums and even the digeridoo at one point. Fantastic composition skills on display here from these two. Hope to see more collabs from them in the future!
Branrich VanIster returns with a change of pace from his last two tracks. Rise, She-Demon. Rise! is an industrial piece that borrows elements from metal, primarily driven by a fuzzy bass guitar and punchy drums. A sudden voice sample of Sunset announcing her presence precedes a transition into a faster segment of the song, as if to represent her growth of power and that the Equestrian town is truly in danger. Brutal stuff.
What if Photo Finish, Rarity and Sassy Saddles teamed up and formed a band, along two members of Rock Farm, Pinkie and Maud? Their newest song is on the spotlight, with StableTwoStallion providing such awesome thoughts along the awesome music… and with impressive new SFM art as well!! The visuals are just so cool and it feels awesome to rock out to StableTwoStallion’s stunning vocals and instrumental work, immersing yourself into this new idea of a band!
Delightfully experimental as always, Nyancat380’s music never ceases to impress, and this new Pinkie-themed abrasive experiment for noise.horse’s Christmas compilation album is venturing the roads less traveled along Pinkie who’s sampled all throughout the track!
Industrial metal musician Thrasher’s third studio album is finally here, and it’s definitely a treat. With 11 tracks of industrial metal goodness, this is an album you won’t want to pass up. Emanon, Blackened Eyes and A Villain’s Descent were released as pre-release singles, which leaves us with 8 brand new stellar songs to hear. After the album’s ominous opener, Evolution, we’re greeted with powerful metal tracks in the form of Emanon and Annihilation. Both of these songs are erratic and fast-paced, filled with chugging guitars that you’ll easily find yourself headbanging to. Track 4, – Disoriented – starts out with a unique Indian-inspired atmosphere, with tablas and sitars leading the intro before bringing the rhythm section and distorted guitars into the mix, making what can best be described as a heavier Tool-sounding song. The middle of the album sees a minute long interlude, consisting of a distant electric guitar ringing out before heading into the transition for the next track, Insanity. The two stand out tracks on this album are Colossus and The Word Above, both of which are longer than 6 minutes. Both tracks are heavy, filled with electronic elements and feel a lot shorter than they actually are. Overall, this album is a must-listen if you’re into industrial metal such as Fear Factory. You won’t regret it in the slightest.
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!