New release from Equestria Electric Symphony Orchestra, and you know what that means! New tender and heartfelt pony song! This time it’s a ponification of Björn Afzelius’ Tusen Bitar and it’s so amazingly done! In memory of Björn Afzelius, this tune is also assimilated with Twilight and Spike and it’s always such a welcome alternate meaning.
Time for more ponifications of classic Beatles songs courtesy of The Beatle Bronies! Their tribute to Do You Want to Know a Secret doubles as a tribute to S05E19 The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows, and despite being short, the Classic Rock treat is as lovely as it can get, with qdBrony, Wootmaster, and P1K all doing a magnificent job with much passion and skill.
Hey, it’s the 6th Pinkamena Party! (15 albums were released by PP Crew, but the actual path is 6 albums). Go grab your popcorn, plug your headphones at a higher volume and call your family because this is a show for all family! Yes I said a show, in this case a musical. Not like that Broadway musicals because that’s lame but a really funny and headbanging one! Basically the Pinkamena Party Crew in this album decided to make a musical where Trixie and Rarity get ANGERY at each other, the description of the album on bandcamp bring us an amazing and delightful fanfiction (possibly the script of the musical) for all family! If you take a closer look, the text and the dialogue parts are made off the track names! So, in fact, let’s take a look on the songs, the first half you have amazing hard dance tracks done by amazing musicians such as Dynamite Grizzly, Brohoof Studios, zorg, InklingBear, Schatz and many others! And the second half you have the funnie, noisy, hardcore, scary tracks with artists like Kakofonous A. Dischord, Blind Hyena, mycutiemarkisagun, r_chase and the classy Colt do Bad! The thing is that after a concept album where the artists where challenged to do a 2018 bpm track for celebrate 2018, what is better than doing another concept album where we buck up Rarity? Also we have new names in this 27 tracks album! Like securityfurby (shoutouts to the Spanish speaking readers), Complete Disregard For Pony Life, Ponut Pulse, Batouta & Helius and many others! Everything for Rarity’s (anti)sake! An amazing musical which funds will go to cancer research fundations! Grab the album, stay hard! And I unno I’m just gunna get fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked!!!! The album is also on RateYourMusic database, good say some nice words on it! Also shoutouts to Zovi and Dave! for staying awesome and keep creating new albums ideas!
The golden combination of Prince Whateverer and Sable Symphony join forces again to bring us this pony parody of Whitechapel’s The Saw Is the Law, this time with guest vocalist NRGPony. PW and friends dive into a heavier, angrier kind of metal to really emphasize the brutality of the changeling hive and way of life. As one would expect with this all-star lineup of collaborators, The Swarm is the Law is an incredible mix, consisting of heavy guitar-work, guttural vocals, and intense drumming.
After a three-year hiatus, The Beatle Bronies are finally back, this time with new drummer Wootmaster! This time, they bring a great new parody (one that lends itself way too easily to the original) named the controversial but beloved season 3 finale of the same name. The authenticity to the Beatles’ sound is on-point here and it should be enough to please any longtime Beatle Bronies fan!
The next Ponytones ponification is here! Keeping with the 60s theme, “Horse of the Rising Sun” parodies (specifically) the famous Animals cover of Bob Dylan’s original, “House of the Rising Sun.” The lyrics by iRhymeTheSongs are about Celestia, as you may have guessed from the title, and are handled very well. With some immaculate drumming and fiery vocals from Wootmaster, crisp guitar and bass tones from The Sound Guy, and some very sharp organ playing by Riccardo C, this Celestia-focused parody is quite well-produced and should be a treat for anyone, even those who haven’t heard the original.
This is the first music release from Korneev (that I’m aware of at least), and it’s a good one too! A fantastic parody of Johnny Guitar (a song which some may have heard from the Fallout New Vegas soundtrack) all about Lyra, it has some absolutely gorgeous hand-drawn animation as well of Lyra jamming along.
And now for something completely different: What happens when you parodise a parody?
I’m not much of a metalhead, and not familiar with Dethklok and Metalocalypse, so going into this blind was…an odd experience, but at least I can say Imit4tor’s voice acting is on point! Oh, and Soul’s instrumentation is great as always too, so check it out if you’re into weird metal jingles.
Steel Chords is back and this time he brought friends! Parodying Bowling For Soup’s hit song Ohio (Come Back to Texas), Steel sings about Applejack’s trip to Manehatten as a filly to live with her Aunt and Uncle Orange. He describes how the Apple’s back at the orchard miss their beloved sister while she is gone. EVBP provides the guitars and bass, while Djohn Mema rocks the drums. With funny and clever references to other episodes, creative harmonies, and a gritty, punk feel, Sweet Apple Acres is a great take on the original track!
I think the thing that impresses me the most about this isn’t necessarily the ponified lyrics, but more those high notes that Moon Flame hits in this! It’s one thing to rewrite a pop song about ponies, but another to be able to actually sing something like this too. Nice job.