This collab has a unique approach, as you’ll need to watch this with two videos playing at the same time! Twi and Rares do a Jam depicts a scenario where they’re set to perform on stage, with their voices provided by 15.ai. Once they’re done talking, a short but heavy instrumental plays, showing off Stable‘s signature metal style with some electronic additions from Koron Korak. Even as a light-hearted April Fools day gag, it sounds pretty great!
Brownie’s come back with his first original in nearly a year! I Am Who I Am is a powerful song centred around Derpy with lyrical themes about being true to yourself and living life however you want, no matter what others think. The video shows Brownie playing the song, clearly having a ton of fun, featuring appearances from Neighhem merchandise and a Derpy plushie!
Ready for a cultural mishmash? Track 11 from SDreamExplorerS’ Ephemeral II: Parallels is (Path)(Ethic), a unique piece that blends jazz with different types of ethnic musical sounds to represent different cultures. The whole song has a festival vibe to it, with an acoustic guitar taking lead while the drums and bass occasionally burst in with fast fills and riffs. Makes you want to go out and check out a food festival, doesn’t it?
Painters & Poets return with another song, and it’s a drastic change from their last song. While Follow was a soft acoustic rock ballad, It’s Only Rain starts off with a similar dynamic with a more mellow feeling before suddenly bursting into a full on metal track with heavy guitars and synths reminiscent of PrinceWhateverer. The song is said to be about Trixie going through a sad period of self-reflection, and it shows in the powerful vocals on display. It also features Brownie on bass and SlightlyAmiss‘ sister bringing some harmonies throughout the middle. The start of this duo’s career is very hopeful!
I don’t think we’ll ever forget about this song. Dusk has created a metal cover of The Magic of Friendship Grows, keeping the original vocals to give it a ballad-like feeling. While it remains heavy, the instruments play with a laid-back dynamic so as not to overpower the vocals or create a clashing feeling. Everyone’s voices fit the instrumental, especially when they’re all singing together towards the end. If you like his music, go see him at TrotCon if you can!
StableTwoStallion returns with his familiar German metal flair. Böse Stuten is about mares being bad, and coupled with the gloomy and eerie choir-laden metal song are images of anthro mares doing bad things. Mean mares and mean metal, what else could go better?
Did this track come straight from the 80s? Ponysphere and Secret Metal (credited here as Unca-Secse) team up to create a heavy metal beast heavily inspired by metal from the 80s. The production, guitar and even the vocals (which sound like the late Ronnie James Dio at some points) are crafted straight out of that era of music, while the lyrics depict the rogue CMCs wreaking havoc across Equestria. It’s amazing what two minds and a lot of beer can come up with!
Brony fandom. It’s time for some real talk. The music scene of this fandom has been full of rich and diverse music since the dawn of the golden age back in 2011. You have embraced anyone who has put forth their best effort. All the hard work, all the effort and talent poured into a musician’s passion. It’s time you give one Djohn Mema your attention. Brony heavy metal is more than just a few artists that you’ve known for a long time. Djohn has been around for some time. He’s known for being a great drummer and guitarist, but it’s not his only strength.
This track has to be the finest showing of him being a vocalist. The Moon Light why yes is another song about the conflict between Celestia and Nightmare Moon. Djohn has written a song that takes Luna’s rage, adds C4 and lets loose. He is joined by Cyril the Wolf on bass, Sable Symphony on lead guitar and mixing, and SlightlyAmiss on acoustic and vox.
The raw emotion in the lyrics, details a pissed off, emotional and pleading princess luna calling down to Celestia. She lets out one thousand years of pent up anger and sorrow surfacing in one giant massive comet coming down hard!. The melodies and production are powerful, brutal and full of sorrow. All the elements of amazing heavy metal are present. The one thing stands out from this track is Djohn’s vocal performance. If wasn’t more clear on how talented he is as a front man. It’s his performance in this track. He channels Nightmare Moon’s anger like a pissed off banshee. But its his singing voice that is beautiful in the choirs. Rage turns into scornful beauty, as he channels Luna’s emotions of sorrow. The man can do more than just scream. The man can sing with passion and beauty. This is brony heavy metal at its best, it’s the full package. It personally reminds me of Corey Taylor’s vocal style. It’s so good! But decide for yourself. This Qilin always will ask for you to judge for yourself and give this man his due.
MelodyBrony burst onto the scene in 2019 and quickly gained attention as both a recording artist and live performer. Early on he achieved several high-profile collaborations and even earned a spot in the BronyCon Superband playing multiple instruments for several performers! Origins is a compilation of 5 collaborations he’s completed in just over a year in the fandom.
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Another genre within the fandom that needs more love is talented hard rock and metal musicians within the fandom. You have your guys like PrinceWhateverer and Cyril the Wolf. There is so much more out there for everyone to check out. Like this dude from the UK. Fellow colleague Blackened Blue. He put his best hoof forward in his first official EP featuring 5 tracks of pure heavy metal goodness.
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