Evershade wrote such a tender and cute song in honor of the finale, and it’s so emotional to listen to! Such sweet and emotional lyrics, lovely vocals, and uplifting acoustic guitar in the instrumental are all reminding of what makes this community so special, as we cuddle up in spirit with the musician and the other ponies listening in this cozy and heart-warming atmosphere!
Heads up: The video for this song contains excessive blood and gore.
Replacer’s contribution to Ponies at Dawn Eternal is as unique as always, with that oldschool yet fresh musical style doing wonders to bring that brony spirit up front! Yes we shall keep singing in many colors for years to come! Such lovely vocals are so cute, and that jazzy instrumental is so tasteful! A masterpiece for sure!
Paying tribute to the pony fan game D’LIRIUM in such a blissful heavy way, Blackened signs another masterpiece with Delirious, that stars such powerful screaming vocals! The lead guitar melodies are so emotional along the heavy riffs from the rhythm guitar, and this complete Metal experience is a gem to savor over and over again!
If there was an award for the heaviest track on Ponies at Dawn Eternal, this would be an easy win. Track 51 on the compilation, Osoch is back with his third contribution. Along with the vocal talents of DivinumX, Chris Wöhrer and Wubcake, we have an incredibly heavy death metal song about a clash between Nightmare Moon and Daybreaker. With riffs heavier than a 10-tonne weight and a beautiful blend of clean and harsh vocals, we have a brilliantly heavy progressive masterpiece in our hooves.
4everfree brings a fandom classic back to the forefront in his new cover album, Copycat. Acoustic Brony & MandoPony’s “Loyalty” has left its mark on the community for years and has had no shortage of covers and remixes. What makes 4everfree’s take so special is how faithful it is to the original, paying its due homages with a very raw, rock style. However, he manages to give the record a whole new breath of life with his own styles and nuances. This is especially evident in the way 4everfree plays out the iconic midsection solo; it’s so familiar yet completely new.
Now this is something I don’t see too often. A power metal cover of two Italian openings from different generations of My Little Pony. This is a fun one with a strong leading flute and pretty nice riffs that also lean on some orchestral and pop-like elements. I never thought this is something I would need but I’m glad this had crossed my path now. Excellent work BinExis!
Track 8 on the freshly-released Ponies at Dawn: Eternal, and it’s about the Pony of Shadows. This one in particular was made by… Wait, Suskii? If you know the name by now, you’d probably come to expect some hard-hitting dubstep. Instead, he’s brought us some brutal metalcore, a crazy yet welcome change of pace. Suskii’s vocals switch between harsh screams and strong, harmonious clean singing seamlessly. Of course, no metalcore is complete without a breakdown, and this one’s heavy as can be, filled to the brim with low-tuned guitars, descending dissonant synths and raw guttural screams. I’m really liking the new Suskii sound!
The last of the Eternal pre-releases, and it’s a good one! Francis Vace teams up with his usual ska punk fare, with PegasYs joining him on vocals this time. While all the familiar elements of ska punk are recognisable in his sound, the track is laced with 8-bit sounding synths to complete the piece. With great references to Autumn Blaze and her all too familiar song that needs no introduction, this is a piece you can’t pass up. Eternal releases on October 6th!
After their piece about Rarity, Rarity Advocate’s back with another tribute to the background pony Blossomforth, and this one is much different! This track is a rather stripped down number, consisting of a guitar and bass, plus what sounds like a melodic bell. A clean guitar riff reminiscent of a midwest emo song from the 90s is the most prominent element and carries the song right up to the end. Ponies like Blossomforth need more love!