With MLP:FiM’s ending depression still washing over the fandom, it’s no surprise that there’s also a wave of cathartic music made in its wake, with this one being no exception. The ever-prolific Vylet has made a brilliant and emotional track about remembrance and the world Twilight helped create that will last forever. This track reaches a climax towards the end with a massive vocal group of 60 people in the fandom singing together in harmony, which only goes to show how far this fandom has come. Thank you Vylet, and thank you everypony.
Track 18 from ASoS: Waffle, we have Light Assassin with their usual brand of complextro again! With sprinkles of glitzy synths, hyped build-ups and a dash of nostalgic 8-bit sounds, this sweet treat is an easy fit in the ASoS catalogue.
Hoofy’s contribution to P@D Eternal is as wicked as it gets, with mad wubs and crazy drops blasting the power of Dubstep and showcasing the musician’s talent! Some Chrysalis plotting was added to the mix for extra flair, and overall this is quite the masterpiece of heavy bass music!
This one is unique. Pegasas was featured on Ponies At Dawn: Eternal for this track and I have to say its one of my favourites from the album. Taking a heavy influence from Hip hop and Trap production this track has a strong backing groove with a very nice flow in its lyrics. The highlight of course is when you come to the drops. They hit hard and heavy and bring with them a very syncopated style of percussive sound and words can only go so far. This one really is easier to hear for yourself and I love the creativity used in this one!
The Wasteland Wailers never fail to deliver and Friendship from Fire is another instant classic! The track utilizes gorgeous orchestral composition and instrumentation with Brittany Church’s heart-melting voice. The string section sets a somber tone, the drums add an epic, controlled, energy, and the vocals are crystal clear. While the story of the song is mostly of loss, the punchline leads to a very determined, and optimistic tone – capitalized by the incredible bridge and outro at the end.
Another piece of her Battle of the Bands concept, Dizzy Inmotion brings us this clever take off of Under Our Spell from Rainbow Rocks. Spellshatter is a self-hyping track with quick punches and great flow, talking up the dazzling personalities. The synth chords and word play pay great homage to the Equestria Girls hit while bringing a lot of creativity and Diz’s own personality to the forefront.
A track part of the OST of the in-development fan game PoniGame, Eager To Explore gives that “Town of Beginning” vibe with that longing for adventuring in a newfound world, with hopes in your eyes, excitement about meeting your future party members, and an unbreakable will to see what’s wrong til it’s right! Definitely a beautiful composition and comfy atmosphere!
A fine example of what I call the “P@D effect”, this crazy banger from iblank2apples blows away with such a rich sounscape, and a surprising progression that showcases such creativity and refined sound design in pure iblank2apples style. The last part especially gets me crazy everytime! Earlier today I was listening to this song again while traveling in the tramway, and I was smiling like an idiot in public just because of how insane that part is!! Definitely in my top favorites from Ponies at Dawn Eternal!
A callback to all the 2011-2012 “Flutterstep” tracks featuring similar cover arts, this trip into the past from Spikey definitely brings merriment, and behind the cheesy wubs lie amazing melodic parts and creative obligatory Flutterchops! Another of the treats from the album Party’s Over!