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Daniel Ingram – You’ll Play Your Part (Elias Frost Swedish Cover) | Folk Metal

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 13 March 2017.

You’ll Play Your Part is one of my favourite songs from the show, and Elias Frost has done it up in a pretty awesome way! With Swedish vocals, and a terrific build throughout the piece, this is certainly an awesome rendition. Starting out pretty soft and folk-sounding, it steadily gets more metal through the piece, as Elias’ voice helps to build the tension too. The breakdown at 2:35 when it all comes together is especially gratifying.

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[P@D] EM120X & SDreamExplorerS – Cancel The Spell | Trancecore

Another YouTube release from Amity, let’s welcome EM120X and SDreamExplorerS’ track that certainly stands as a masterpiece of fusion of genres and originality. With such an epic and intriguing title, it blends Electronic and Rock talents from both musicians to create a stunning progressive experience of sounds and melodies that feels like an epic tale, or a spiritual journey. May you be discovering or re-discovering this track, I hope it could have any sort of positive powerful effect to you. It sure has the potential, and it is fan works like these that I live for.

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Reverbrony – The Devil’s Groove | Groove Metal

It’s not often that we’re getting pony Groove Metal, and it sure is a feast as Reverbrony unleashes his talent and creativity once again to treat us with a heavy and delightful musical experience! Empowering the epic battle from the cover art with even more epicness, the track relentlessly amazes with successive masterful guitar riffs providing a powerful progression with even a guitar solo in the last part, and an incredible drums play that is equally heavy. Another masterpiece from Reverbrony!

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MetalPony – Tantabus | Post-Hardcore

A new fine piece by MetalPony, this heavy Post-Hardcore track delivers a much heartfelt and refined tribute to Luna and the events of S05E13 Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep. Through both heavy and soft vocal parts, and an equally amazing instrumental, MetalPony lays out the story in much force and beauty. Once again, the power of fan music made toward an episode that moved you surfaces, and shines bright through the darkness!

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Ponysphere & Secret Metal – Fine Lady | Metal

Finally a rightfully inspired song about Rarity’s antics in S05E15 Rarity Investigates! And we can definitely count on Ponysphere and Secret Metal to deliver all the Metal greatness in full force. Blissful lead guitar solos, solid rythm guitar riffs and drums, tasty bass, and amazing vocals all around from both musicians, all give to this track much power in pure Metal style. A much welcomed addition, much love to Ponysphere and Secret Metal! Also kudos to the MLP staff for what they’ve done. May that fateful scene continue to inspire!

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Mane In Green – For Equestria We Rise | Orchestral Metal

Here comes one of my favorite releases!! For the third and final act of the story initiated with The Eternal Reign of King Sombra, Mane In Green composed a 18-minutes track!! For me who uses to listen to some 20-minutes Prog Rock tracks, this is a real delight (and it does have hints of Prog Rock, progression-wise but also musically at times). And For Equestria We Rise is not just long and progressive, it has its own storyline, too! And the music fits so well with it! You can get the details in the description, with timestamps for the different parts, and there’s additional lines appearing in the video, along very fitting artworks. Mane In Green truly went all-out for this final chapter, and the result is nothing short of breathtaking, combining the musician’s talents at both Orchestral and Rock music, with even powerful organs and choruses in some parts bringing even more epicness. A progressive masterpiece and fusion of genres, empowered by an inspired story and a wonderful heartfelt message at the end. Truly one of Mane In Green’s finest works, if not simply the artist’s biggest masterpiece. You definitely want to sub to Mane In Green for more amazing content, and also don’t forget to show your support to the artist for his work and feelings!

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Elias Frost – Midnight Frenzy (covering Duo Cartoonist) | Metal

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 22 February 2017.

Something I didn’t expect to see, but am definitely happy to hear! Shifting away from his usual fare of show song covers, Elias Frost delivers a cover of the piece recently put out by Duo Cartoonist. It’s decidedly heavier, with a pretty metal atmosphere and some growl-y tones to some of the vocals, but the traditionally sung chorus is where this shines the most for me, as it works brilliantly with Elias’ voice.

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Reverbrony – Unbound | Metal

Reverbrony is back in full force with his heavier musical style, so it’s time to partake in epic melodic guitar solos and riffs once again! Reflecting so well the amazing cover art by JaDeDJynX, Unbound unleashes heavy guitars and drums backed up by a solid bass in a relentless progression, like in a blaze of fury, except that it’s blissful sounds instead of magical attacks. Although, if music truly is magic, I must say those are very efficient attacks!

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DivinumX – Child of Starfall | Death Metal

DivinumX’s last pony-related song was released so long ago that it predates the creation of this site, so it seems this is their first ever feature here, but what an entrance to make, eh? I’m probably not qualified to comment on the technicalities of this track, but the constantly changing drum patterns and awesome solo sections are what catch my attention the most about this track. And even better, it’s a two-parter, so subscribe to DivinumX to keep an eye out for that future sequel!