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Burning Gryphon – Ponies After Midnight | Rock

Burning Gryphon presents us with a full album of Russian brony awesomeness! The lyrics of these tracks are fully in Russian, but he also provided English translations, so come along as I take you through the six amazing songs of this album!

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RE:MAKE – ELEMENTS | Rock

Many years ago, long before the herald existed, two guys called Edd and Jimmy formed a band called AcousticBrony. They created a series of themes for the Mane 6 which gained legendary status among the fandom, but it was incomplete; only 4 of the 6 themes were released! As time went by and AcousticBrony became RE:MAKE, it appeared the full set would never be complete…until now.

It’s incredibly refreshing, not just to hear the final 2 songs in the Elements series, but the whole set re-worked and re-recorded, with new life brought to all the existing tracks. The entire album was produced by PrinceWhateverer, so Generosity, Laughter, Kindness and particularly Loyalty (which is now over 10 years old!) now sound better than ever!

As for the two brand new songs, the fit perfectly alongside the original four and it’s clear that RE:MAKE’s songwriting has only improved over the years. Honesty sets a record for the fastest song on the album (sorry Dash) and, of course, has some fantastic banjo courtesty of DivinumX. And much like the album’s namesake, Magic unites the others, making callbacks to the motifs of all six song in the series.

ELEMENTS is available to purchase on Bandcamp or stream on various services.

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Francis Vace – Fading | Rock

Francis Vace was out of action a little when it comes to music over the last year or two compared to his regular output, but recently he’s hopped back on the release train with a plethora of awesome tracks that now make up this newly released album, Fading. There’s plenty to enjoy throughout this thoroughly cohesive experience, as it blends elements of pop, punk and electronica into a wonderful rock experience. There’s also support from collaborators too with features from TCB, Koa, Luck Rock, Jade Kelly and Scoonie. The consistency in feeling between all the tracks in the album driven most pointedly by the tone of guitars across tracks helps to make it a thoroughly cohesive experience, but with the help of the other collaborators there’s also more than enough variety to keep things interesting the whole way through.

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StealingShad3z – Scootaloo (feat. L-Train and GhostXb) | Ska Punk

Picture this: the year is 1999. You just got home from school and are playing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. It says you’ve unlocked a bonus character, which turns out to be a small orange pegasus…

I’m surprised it’s taken this long for someone to ponify Goldfinger’s skate anthem, but Shad3z is the right guy for the job! The backing track is just as lively and bouncy as the original, thanks to some help from L-Train on guitar and GhostXb providing the orchestration. Definitely check this out if you like ska, punk, or even if you just grew up playing THPS!

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lunar_amity – New Generation (feat. Seyden & SnowShovel96) | Pop Punk

Three musicians gathered as a band to play a song for the upcoming G5 ponies and spread some more hype! You can tell the community is ready to explode at the release of the movie and the show, all around the world! This kind of indie rock song is so lovely, with friends having fun making fan works together! Rock out to these lyrics and this instrumental, and get ready for some more incoming Equestrian spirit!

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[ASOS] Acouste Wholenote – Time Will Tell | Pop Punk

A lively and refreshing song about the CMCs, Acouste’s contribution to ASOS Biscuit is a very welcome fan take at the adventures of the group, which may also include Gabby and Babs as suggested by the cover art! Let the rocking Pop Punk ode depict the scene and act as a new anthem for the friends!

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Quicksilver – Bad Seed | Pop Punk

New pony song by master of Pop Punk Quicksilver and it’s such a delight! This time paying tribute to the episode that introduced Babs Seed, the musician is covering the original song while proceeding to retells the events of the episode with lyrical greatness powered by rocking musical wonders! One More!

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Quicksilver – Ever After | Pop Punk

Quicksilver is back delighting us with a love-filled song about Shining Armor’s feelings toward Cadance, and how the story unfolded! In his signature Pop Punk style, the musician is rocking those vocals and displaying his skill at playing the instruments once more in the video! The lyrics are really heart-warming and fuzzy, and I so love fan works like these!!

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Crusader! – A Summer in the Stars (covering Forest Rain) | Pop Punk

(You can listen to the classic tune here!)

Crusader! Every time I hear new music from you, you sound better and better. If you listen to this cover of the classic Forest Rain song, you’ll notice that some machismo has been injected into this track. The song is about two friends or two lovers enjoying hot summer nights exploring the world of Equestria. It might also remind some of us of the many fun summer nights at pony con or a brony meetup enjoying those times that we have together. The fun factor is boosted by the catchy and hard punk rock goodness on those guitars and drums. Boy oh boy, does Crusader send some serious Green Day vibes with the vocal performance of this track. The cute little melodies of the classic are intact with his own flair to them. Tell me you can’t listen to this track and think about having pizza at a parlor with a group of bronies, taking a break from the con and just enjoying the moment! The fun factor of Crusader’s energy sends the vibes right into your ears! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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Metal Core Pony – Wishful Reminiscence | Post-Hardcore

Metal Core Pony returns with his newest song since 2018, Wishful Reminiscence! Showing that he hasn’t lost his touch at all, this track displays some really soulful vocals over a heavy melodic instrumental. It’s all about the fandom (as his tunes usually tend to be) and its current state, with the hope that things can change for the better if we stick together, like the days of old. A powerful message for sure, coupled with a brilliantly made song. Welcome back, MCP!