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[P@D] Suskii – Summon the Shadows | Metalcore

Track 8 on the freshly-released Ponies at Dawn: Eternal, and it’s about the Pony of Shadows. This one in particular was made by… Wait, Suskii? If you know the name by now, you’d probably come to expect some hard-hitting dubstep. Instead, he’s brought us some brutal metalcore, a crazy yet welcome change of pace. Suskii’s vocals switch between harsh screams and strong, harmonious clean singing seamlessly. Of course, no metalcore is complete without a breakdown, and this one’s heavy as can be, filled to the brim with low-tuned guitars, descending dissonant synths and raw guttural screams. I’m really liking the new Suskii sound!

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Djohn Mema – It’s Nightmare Moon (feat. Cyril the Wolf, SlightlyAmiss, Pinkaboo & Blackened Blue) | Metal

We can never get enough fan songs about classic themes, and these cool lads understood that very well. A lovely collab from Djohn Mema featuring Cyril the Wolf, SlightlyAmiss, Pinkaboo and Blackened Blue, this new Metal treat is quite impressive as it sings in the perspective of Nighmare Moon and there’s some kind of voice acting to it too, and that is definitely one of the many special powers of the genre. The doomsday keyboard melodies are amazing to act as the harbinger of the mare’s wrath, as the heavy guitar riffs reflect all her suppressed feelings so well. A masterpice for sure!!

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[P@D] Blackened Blue – Set In Stone | Metal

Part of Ponies at Dawn Eternal, this pre-release is giving a taste of all the delightful rock/metal gems that you’ll find on the album. I’m happy that Blackened Blue is kicking it off on YouTube, with such a lovely and deep tribute to the Pillars of Equestria! All of Blackened’s mastery of the genre was used to craft this piece of many wonders that will take you through several vocal styles and a rich instrumentation with all those blissful rock instruments that we love. Give it up for Blackened, who’s also helping out in here at Horse Music Herald!

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Nyancat380 – Afterparty | Deathstep

Nyancat380 knows their stuff when it comes to atmosphere. We’ve got ourselves a unique blend of genres with this track, which is also track 12 and the last on their newly released album Fokin’ Days. It starts out with a creepy sounding music box intro before quickly transitioning into a heavy rock instrumental reminiscent of System of a Down, which is then followed by a quick trap breakdown and then the dubstep. A unique combination, that’s for sure, but it all comes together well in this brilliant deathstep number.

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Elias Frost – Better Way to Be Bad (Covering Daniel Ingram) | Metal

A much welcome Metal cover of the acclaimed Better Way to Be Bad, in pure Elias Frost style! An awesome music video is accompanying this re-imagining of the villains’ song, in which that lovely dynamic is re-enacted all over again along the guitar riffs, for a Metal version that retains the uplifting side of the original all while bringing the power of rock music!

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StableTwoStallion – DrIacSonCeqOuuRsD | Industrial Metal

Neue Deutsche Härte is alive and well, and it’s spreading in the fandom thanks to StableTwoStallion! This track’s about the chaotic side of Discord, represented perfectly with his gravelly voice (which is eerily reminiscent of Till Lindemann) and the gothic choirs in tandem with the riff-driven guitars. I guess you could say it’s about as chaotic as Discord himself!

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Blackened Blue – Time To Go | Metal

Using the power of rock music as a catharsis, Blackened Blue definitely has it right with this new release that expresses personal experiences! The sexy charismatic rock vocals are a delight along the powerful riffs, and the screams are empowering the Metal vibes of the track with much force. An S-grade Hard Rock/Metal track like the ones I love to listen to, with extra emotion because it was made by such a lovely and dedicated pony musician who I’ve got to meet at BronyCon!

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Burning Halo – Crash and Burn (feat. Rockin’Brony) | Punk Rock

Burning Halo’s back with his first original song in a year, and what a comeback it is! We’ve got ourselves a fast-paced rock track about Rainbow Dash’s feelings while training to become a Wonderbolt. A fast mare deserves a fast number. As if that wasn’t enough, Halo has also enlisted the help of Rockin’Brony, who provides an amazing guitar solo to make this song a complete package. Welcome back to the fold, Burning Halo! We hope to see more from you in the future.

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PrinceWhateverer – Absolute Territory (Covering Ken Ashcorp) | Rock

(Listen to Ken’s suggestive original if you have not done so Here)
(Ok disclaimer: This song is not for everyone, there are VERY suggestive adult themes clearly talked about in this song or done. fair warning)
I don’t have to be a brony to even understand the topic of this very hot and sweaty tune. But if you going to be talking about ponies when comes to this song. Then I guess this honesty describes what Shining Armor felt like when he first saw Cadance in high school. The cute mare that has picked up on the fact your into her. SO it’s your lucky day because she is into you as well. My Cadance is not so proper when she gets away from Canterlot castle LOL. Prince, however, has put this naughty cover into his own style of rock and roll. The way he sings this song kinda reminds of all people, Marilyn Manson. In the style if delivering the lyrics. It adds to the spice if this song. The guitars are sexy and hard to fit the theme of the song, The melodies mimic the original nicely with extra hard rock flavor to the zest of this lewd track. So if it’s your kind of music. Check it out. This Qilin will not judge you for it.

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SlightlyAmiss – Cloning Ritual (feat. Djohn Mema & Blackened Blue) | Metal

With blissful riffs sending you to cloud nine, and both harsh and harmony vocals to tell the story in very charismatic ways, this new collab from the rock wonderponies is definitely an amazing surprise to appreciate over and over again. Themed around an epic and deep battle of convictions between Starlight and Queen Chrysalis, it delivers the intensity of the fight so brilliantly in this genre, and SlightlyAmiss, Djohn Mema and Blackened Blue definitely did wonders together! One More!