It’s been a year since Repent in Reprise’s last MLP steampunk arrangement, but now they’re back with Rules of Rarity! This one gives it a different feeling, as if Rarity’s an ancient ruler from a distant land. Such is befitting for a mare as elegant as her. To me, it feels like an extension of the pessimistic lyrics from the original song’s reprise which really gives it that unique touch, which I really like!
Today we’ve got this awesome orchestral composition made by Heartsong and dedicated to Octavia straight from A State of Sugar’s “Biscuit” album. This song is a beauty of an orchestral piece. It’s no epic or tragic work; rather, it’s this enjoyable, entrancing melody made up of all sorts of instruments. Even if you normally don’t listen to orchestral music I can suggest that you at least listen to this one–it is sure to change your perception of the genre completely. Clocking in at around five and a half minutes, this piece promises the full orchestral experience. The changes in between, the breaks, and the ever present joyous and regal aura make this a true masterpiece!
Heartsong also originally planned for this to have lyrics around the second verse, but those were scrapped in the end. However, they’re in the description on YouTube in case you want to read through them.
This thing was proofread by thecANderson, so big thanks to him.
Nothing short of enthralling, this composition from Alexey Kotlyar is reflecting much mystery, perhaps the kind that you can feel while going on a Night stroll inside the Everfree Forest. That definitely seems to be the case with Flutter here on the artwork that was used as the cover art in the video!
New release from Ocean Melody, new tribute to the popular fanfic Background Pony! And new beautiful and mystical composition on the lyre to reflect the main character’s feelings! The bittersweet aspect of the vibes of the music are almost palpable here and it takes a lot of skill to achieve that!
One of the deeper fan songs out there, this amazing tribute from brambleshadow4 in collab with Kyra is depicting the struggle of an immortal alicorn, and also reflecting personal feelings about the end of FiM at the same time. Heartfelt in several ways, this gorgeous song is fusing brambleshadow4’s skill at emotional Orchestral and Kyra’s beautiful vocals, for a result that is nothing short of incredible!
Night Blaze’s latest fan song and concept-powered piece is about Equestria’s past again, and many tragedies that happened but that weren’t focused on in the show, as you can read from the description! You can appreciate the musician’s gorgeous and delicate musical tribute to Equestrian lore, with this emotional and gripping composition made with love and passion!
When this song hit the fandom back in late 2020, nobody had any idea just how dire we needed this. Yes, you have your fandom anthems about how great and fun the fandom is. But this track that Tw3Lv3, Drummershy, Koa, and MC-Arch did. It spoke a message we needed to hear. The “friendship” part of all of this. The core of it for being a true brony. With how bad 2020 was. The lyrics and energy that rained down from this fandom were a breath of fresh air. This song inspired others again. A song about having that one spark or moment of friendship, support, love, or kindness is all you may need to start turning things around. The message was inspiring and one of the biggest bangers of 2020. How inspiring? Enough of some of the fandom’s best talents today to recreate the power of this track in a list of different genres and styles of expression on how this song inspired them. Suppose you listen to each of these tracks. They will speak to you about how each of them inspired them as it brings out the different strengths of the track. Let’s check them out!
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My friends, I’ve been looking forward to coving this track even since Sakairi and Amiss gave me a preview of it why working on it for ASOS: Biscuit months before the release. It is one of the most explosive, and better yet, one of the MUST listens on the album.
The track centers around Daybreaker. Celestia slowly being driven insane, inching closer to Daybreaker, calling out to her to be unleashed by the lyrics. Starlight Glimmer’s dream in “a royal problem.” only planted the seeds into Celestia’s mind. Until the day comes when she snaps, letting Daybreaker take hold of her, The lyrics tell the story of Celestia wanting to feel more than she is and not feel weak anymore; her words ring out as she targets her sister luna and her past, then turns to twilight with rage. She tells them both that Celestia’s limits will no longer bind her. The song gets intense with the minds of Daybreaker and Celestia clashing for control before Daybreaker sends Equestria into an age of hellfire and death, with Princess Luna and Twilight being her first victims.
You have to listen for yourself, but the song is only as good as say it is if not for the talent behind it. SlightlyAmiss on this album alone has stepped up his game to a whole new level. The entire package of how hardcore the metal is in this track fits the inner spirit of the story. The guitars and drums channel the brutal power of Daybreaker with the tempo on an overdrive. There are very harmonious Orchestra elements composed by Amiss, which I didn’t know he had in him! The lyrics so well fit this story. You can step right into Celestia’s head and understand and get into this song. Well-written lyrics bring life to songs such as these, But the vocals bring that story to life. I got to tell you that if you don’t know who Sakairi is? You know now. Her singing gives the emotional energy and fire of Daybreaker telling her story. You feel the anger, rage, and lust for power through the powerful harmonies of Sakairi’s impressive singing voice. Oh and just make that sweeter? Amiss lends his rage scream vocals to harmonize with her vocals so you know Daybreakers firey rage behind Sakairi’s vocals
Didn’t I mention that she made it onto her first significant compilation album on her first try! He can feel Celestia trying to fight back and take control back and Daybreaker laughing at her just by the passion and tone of Sakairi’s voice. She has put this fandom on notice by her break-out performance, and to sweeten this more, Amiss and his pal Acouste Wholenote throw in some epic, and emotional guitar solo’s to amp the drama of this fantastic track! This track is what Symphonic Metal sounds like when done right! This track alone is worth supporting the album. Ya’ll need to keep your eyes on this group, I can promise you. It’s only the start! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself, but enjoy one of the best Daybreaker songs ever made in my book.
And so, we’ve come to the ninth and final tribute song in memory of Koron Korak’s brother, Cerebre Arkor. Follow the Little Light continues the emotional orchestral sound seen in the last few tracks of the recently released tribute album by the former. The combination of bells, pianos and violin strings really captures that feeling of longing for something or someone, a feeling that’s close to my heart. Much like the show, this ninth song in the series fits alongside the show’s ninth and also final season in its sense of closure. RIP Cerebre Arkor. No matter where you may be, you are loved.
Let me be the guy to open our coverage on an album that is totally taking bronies’ breath away with ASOS: Biscuit! There is such an impressive display of talent in the 8th album of the organization’s history! What highlights this album is a fresh talent. One such brony musician is Skyshard, who has made such a hot push for themselves for three consecutive compilation albums (VibePoniez: Overcast, Equinity 04: Immersion, and now A State of Sugar: Biscuit). It was an astonishing feat for someone who just came into the music scene not too long ago, plus all on their first try!
If you listen to this track, you will understand why and it will take your breath away! The composition done by Skyshard, you’re swept to the moment to where it becomes do or die. At track 54, Sky told me that this track is about their OC at their breaking point and on the verge of unleashing pure hell on a villain or rival. The melody puts you in the hooves of their OC or, let’s say, Twilight or Cadence in a very decisive moment of an extensive choice. Words can not fix the problem; as this score shapes the mood, you can picture a big fight going down. In terms of Sky’s OC or any of alicorn princesses, it’s unleashing your true power when others or your kingdom needs you the most. The drama of this moment fits the elements used in this score, and you get into it and picture this scene in your head. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.