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PrinceWhateverer – Resilience (feat. Sable Symphony & MantaTsubasa) | Metalcore

FINALLY A SONG ABOUT BEST PONY WOOOHOOO

That’s right fillies and gentlecolts, it’s Starlight vs Twilight!

Sweet Celestia, this is amazing! PrinceWhateverer brings us a rock song overloaded with the absolute highest level of hype. Themed around Starlight and Twilight’s climactic battle in the Season 5 finale, this is an instant classic. I truly cannot remember the last time a song got me this excited and hyped. The “pony” part of “pony music” is here in force as well. This is truly a 2012 song with 2017 production.

Why are you still reading this? The song is up there, it’s awesome, and it’s about best pony. Go go go!

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Kizuru – Keep On Running (covering BroniKoni) | J-Rock

I’M STILL TRYING TO GET OVER HOW ADORABLE THIS IS. Back in 2014, a Russian Brony band called BroniKoni released a song called Keep On Running. Kizuru here apparently thought it sounded similar to another J-Rock song they knew, and so made this cover in a similar style! And with Lenich on the production behind this track, it sounds so crisp and clean too. I don’t think I’m gonna get tired of this for a while.

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Ponies At Dawn – Guardians | Compilation Album | Multi-Genre


I wish I could sum up how awesome the songs on this album in a short concise review. Buuut not only are there too many songs to even scratch the surface of this album, but I think the album stream is still going on!

To be honest, there are even some names on here that I don’t recognise myself – and of course some names that everyone will recognise. That’s one of the best things about these albums: not only do you get some of everyone’s favourites, but you can find a chance to discover brand new musicians doing all kinds of different genres, with more than enough creativity to go around.

Guardians is available to download from the P@D Bandcamp for any given price.

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SDreamExplorerS – Erasing the Enigma | Album | Metal


The Belarussian artist and a hot name in the brony metal music scene SDreamExplorerS, also known as Soul Strings, bring us an album that is mostly inspired by the Swedish Death Metal movement.

The artist on the album description on YouTube says that Swedish Death Metal (Melodic especially) has inspired him to do this album, especially “The Jester Race” by In Flames. As a metal listener, I certainly could hear the “In Flames” influence on this album, particularly on the track “The First Alicorn” that is available on video. This album has incredible riffs, good percussions and great production quality – one of the great qualities I’ve ever listened on the Soul Strings’ discography. The mix between the well performed screams and the low pitched clean vocals are the best part of the album, you will love it. If you are into old-school In Flames, At The Gates, Amon Amarth or Children of Bodom you will certainly like this album! My Little Pony and Old-School Swedish Death Metal – a great mixture of textures and sounds that Soul Strings will give you if you listen to this masterpiece!

Erasing The Enigma is available to download on bandcamp and the whole thing is also available on YouTube.

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Francis Vace – The Old Mare And The Sea | Album | Rock


BETTER👏LATE👏THAN👏NEVER

Shortly before we started the Horse Music Herald, Francis Vace released his first full album (of his current discography that hopefully won’t be deleted from Bandcamp any time soon) – Lost In A Pastel Hue. Now (okay, a couple of months ago) the time has come for a second full-length release. In a similar vein, The Old Mare And The Sea contains a variety of styles, draws from a few different influences, and contains solo work, collabs, and covers. We start off with upbeat pop-punk and ska solo pieces, followed by a long string of collaborative works and covers, with a couple more solo originals bookending the end of the album. In essence, the album works as a showcase for most of the different kind of styles, formats and types of song that you can find on Francis’s YouTube channel. So whether you follow his music for one particular style or for all of them, this album has something to offer everyone.

The Old Mare And The Sea is available to download on Francis Vace’s Bandcamp.

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4everfreebrony feat. All The Mares – Good Girl (Covering Dasha & The Living Tombstone) | Indie Pop

Since the epic return of 4everfreebrony, he’s been unstoppable: after releasing an album and various interesting projects, 4everfreebrony comes back with a cover of the brony classic Good Girl performed by Dasha & The Living Tombstone. But he is not alone – this cover features 13 female voices from the brony music scene including Chi-Chi, Wubcake, Mica, Cadie and many others! I always loved collaborative efforts between various artists.

I recommend this song to everyone! It really has that catchy vibe from the modern Indie Pop acts and it’s an excellent tribute to Dasha’s and TLT’s work.

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Horse Music Hotspot – May 2017

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Just a soft release this month, while we sort out some complications regarding the PVFM broadcast – we aim to have this up and running again by next month’s show!

Also, for those who were using it, our RSS feed seems to be working again! How come? Who knows!

[NB: Our April episode was also released recently, after unavoidable delays, it’s on the same YouTube and SoundCloud pages as this episode]

Tracklist and embeds available after the break

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