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When Hooves Meet Face – The Worst on Derpi (Lit Parody) | Pop Punk / Alternative Rock

When Hooves Meet Face continues their successful formula of recreating an alternative rock staple (as they did with “Pony in the Jar”) and using it to explore adult themes. Here they take a classic hoof stomper by Lit and use it to humorously explore the perils of being a pastel pony in the world of NSFW art. WHMF is obviously very comfortable with this style of music, and they manage to capture the essence of the original perfectly both instrumentally and vocally. Standout lyrics like “I can’t remember who these characters are supposed to be” and the acknowledgement that a particular subject is “never really in charge” of how they are used in fan art are delivered with well-deserved confidence.

Whatever your feelings about adult art sites may be, there is no denying that this song (and the accompanying wacky, one-horse band video) is a ROCKIN’ good time that might help chase those “lockdown” blues away! Please give it a listen and give When Hooves Meet Face some love!

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DoTheDaringDew – Reflections | Album | Rock


DoTheDaringDew has been a notable musician in the fandom for quite some time. To commemorate everything he has achieved in the past decade, DTDD reworked every single song he made in that span in the new, jam-packed, 40-song album: Reflections.

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StableTwoStallion – Alles Gehört Mir | Industrial Metal

Cozy Glow song! This epic track is made up of heavy industrial metal, with classic industrial guitar, drums, and of course, the deep and hard-hitting vocals. With this track, the lyrics are in German, and it’s inspired by the likes of Rammstein and Eisbrecher, to give you another idea of the music style! Overall, this is a really good track if you like industrial and heavy stuff!

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Blackened Blue – Flight 2020 REMAKE | Metalcore

(Listen to the original here to see just how much more improved the remake is)

It is no secret that many new Musicians are heavily influenced by Linkin Park in someway, They are one of the greatest bands of the modern era of music. That can be heard in this track by Blackened Blue. The style of nu metal instrumental and percussion, but more so by the mood of this song. A young Pegasus is incredibly sad and frustrated by seeing it’s friends that can fly but it has yet too. The lyrics are very emotional and convey a bitterness about it, especially when blackened lets out his natural screaming vocals that just happens to sound like the late Chester Bennington. Absolutely phenomenal and a great way to end his self-titled EP which you can listen to Here. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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LuckRock – Bad Ending (ft. Drummershy & CategoricalGrant) | Punk Rock

 

I’ve been getting pretty deep and emotional on my articles as of late so let’s dial that back and have some fun. Here for your listening pleasure is a group of my friends using their talents for a bit of silliness. Featuring some suave drumming from Drummershy and punk rock flavor from Luckrock. A track was made from of all things DoTheDaringDo’s choices of his taken in the fanfiction, My Celestia does LuckRock sell in his vocals on how just much fun he is having with these cheeky and taunting voices that is just entertaining until the end of being rejected by RD with a resounding “BAD ENDING” from the author of the fic Categorical Grant in his trademark Deadpan voice that me and LuckRock have come to know from him in our local meetup group. It’s down right funny. Have a laugh and read the fanfic Here. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

 

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Djohn Mema – EYES (feat. Sable Symphony) | Metal

 

I know after listening to this song you will have questions. It’s understandable. Eyes represent something that’s been done in music for centuries.

Heavy metal is such an amazing genre to use as a conduit to send a strong message to get you to think really hard. Djohn here has produced a fine use of those elements of anger and frustration, amped right up with a message that should ring into your heart. The guitars, Djohn’s masterful drumming and Sable’s orchestration gives this track its legs. But is the voice of Djohn that is the heart of this track. The message in those lyrics… It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what he’s talking about and he is so good at letting that emotion just come right out.

Now the message in those lyrics is probably going to be controversial to some who hear it; we as Bronies don’t like to hear the truth sometimes. But what Djohn has done is nothing new in music. Bands like System of a Down. Slipknot, Korn, Rage Against the Machine, Linkin Park and Korn are examples. Rappers like Public Enemy, NWA and Eminem are also known for it, and even classic artists like Bob Dylan and Phil Collins.

Every single one of these groups caused controversy to some degree and some people were not happy. But the public curious took a closer look and found those messages and understood.

Take a step back and listen. There is wisdom in those lyrics. Very relatable ones that not only talk about our fandom, but people as a whole. The episode in My Little Pony. “The talk of the town” moral this song is the same as that episode about Zecora; it’s just a lot more blunt and honest in this songTake an honest listen of this song and think about it. This Qilin more than ever asks you to really judge for yourself.

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PrinceWhateverer – This Party Never Ends (Ft. Blackened) | Metalcore

Oh boy it’s a Pony Life track! From the reigning kings of brony metal, PrinceWhateverer and Blackened bring us this high-octane bop as a great reminder that This Party Never Ends! The sound design is tight as you should expect from PW by now and the music falls somewhere between metal and pop-punk with heavy hitting drums and riffs mixed in with catchy and upbeat lyrics and guitar rhythms. Add some bells on top to keep things fun and lighthearted and you’ve got a great collaboration that will energize any listener! For those who have been around a while, you might catch some the nifty references to Pinkie’s Brew as well!

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[P@D] Blackened Blue – Spark (feat. PrinceWhateverer & L-Train) | Nu Metal

Ponies at Dawn: Ignite has brought us many incredible collaborations and this track features a power trio for the ages! Blackened Blue brings in the talents of some of the best guitarists and songwriters the fandom has ever known – Prince Whateverer and L-Train for a heavy, early 2000s sound. Spark features heavy metal chugs, record scratches, grungy vocals, and more! The guitar solo is as sick as one should expect with this team and the entire song is something that really needs to be experienced!