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[PVCF] PrinceWhateverer & Jyc Row – Nightmare Night (Covering Glaze & Mic The Microphone) (2019) | Symphonic Metal

This brings a smile to my face. Prince & Jyc came together for this redux of the cult classic Nightmare Night and has vastly improved from the original cover back in 2011! Jyc’s orchestral and choir elements intertwined with Prince’s vocals and skill on the guitar go hand and hand for this piece with powerful chords, ominous bravado and that sweet, sweet melody, this one is quite a treat!
(even if its over a month late but you didn’t hear that from me)
This song is available as part of Ponyville Ciderfest’s 2019 Official Convention Album.

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Frozen Night – Thorn of The Frozen Star | Album | Orchestral / Metal


Breathtaking, astonishing, mesmerizing. The superlatives are lacking to describe this majestic album.
If you decide to embark on this journey Frozen Night has crafted for us, you will be hearing the incredible fusion of orchestral and metal we know and love him for. Half of the tracks include gorgeous lyrics sung by the equally gorgeous voice of Velvet R. Wings.
Each piece is a chapter of a well thought-out story which you will be able to discover in the document that comes with the album, along artwork accompanying every track and detailed explanations. It tells the tale of a kirin trying to save her kin from a looming threat of olden times. Zenith is about an epic fight between the protagonist and her nemesis, told with creative sound design exploring different electronic elements, all while empowering Velvet’s extraordinary operatic singing. Thorn of The Frozen Star creates spellbinding soundscapes throughout the track which has multiple phases including ones of respite with heartbreaking melodic percussion and the absolutely stunning climax with the guitars and strings working in unison to create a memorable experience. The album closes on a beautifully emotional ethereal piece centered around a piano and strings.
Together with Radiarc they coordinated their respective album releases to be simultaneous, and you should check out Radiarc’s album too, and remember physical copies of Thorn of The Frozen Star are available!

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[P@D] Frozen Night – Glaciation | Symphonic Metal

Another can’t miss track from the brand new compilation album Ponies at Dawn: Eternal comes Frozen Night’s Glaciation. The orchestral elements set the stage with a light, wintry beginning before diving full force into a metal power theme. Frozen Night is a master at creating vivid imagery of nature with instruments and this composition will take you back and forth between the peaceful ambiance of a cool winter scene and the intensity of a full blizzard. The orchestral strings mixed with heavy drumming and electric guitar make for a piece that is sure to get you pumped!

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Frozen Night – Crescentiform (feat. Velvet R. Wings) | Orchestral / Symphonic Metal

 

Epic battle theme time? I think it’s epic battle theme time. 

Just imagine, you’re just a Kirin, walking a lonesome path along the outer boundaries of the forest surrounding your village in the dwindling twilight. Suddenly, you are attacked by some strange creatures as they come at you from the forest, blasting you with magic bursts. You leap to evade their attacks and fires back, blinding them with your own magic. The battle won’t end until either you fall in battle, or when you’ve defeated them all in defense of your village. 

This track gives me a very “Child of Light”-ish vibe, in a good way, of course. The soft but intense orchestral instruments blends with the strong electric guitar riffs to become one amazing treat for the listener with an adventurous ear. Kudos for Frozen Night and Velvet R. Wings for delivering this amazing track!

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Narokath – Dead Wings of Grace | Album | Progressive Metal / Orchestral

An interesting concept album, coming from the swedish one-man-band Narokath. An album telling a double story between two worlds: an individual and personal point of view about life and feelings about it, where each listener is invited to do their own understandings of it and a story set in a darker world of Equestria.

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Royal Canterlot Symphonic Metal Orchestra – Pillars Of Equestria Part One | Album | Symphonic Metal

Music making is a really tough gig. You need a lot of elements. Things like a creative mind for music. The passion and drive to make something come to life. You need to be full of imagination and huge ideas. With all the right things and some hard work, you get something like what L-Train has just made. OH MY CELESTIA PURE METAL GOODNESS!

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[P@D] Thrasher & Velvet R. Wings – The Forgotten Reality Of A Hero’s Ascension (feat. SDreamExplorerS) | Symphonic Metal

(Before you listen to this. Please listen to Thrashers A Hero’s Ascension and Velvet R. Wings/SDreamExplorerS The Forgotten Reality.)
I’ve heard a lot of music made for our beloved princess of the night, but none has given me goosebumps quite like this. Thrasher, Velvet R. Wings, and SDreamExplorerS collab their past works to make this into a Symphonic Metal track on P@D. Yes, all its melodies and genres sound just right together. The tells the story of Princess Luna’s work in the dream realm. Velvet’s adapted vocals make you swear it is luna singing this harmony right too you. The message that she is your protector in your dream’s and not to forget that. I really like the lyrics. It really does talk about Luna’s work protecting her subjects from the horror’s of nightmare’s. The hard and symphonic metal guitars, help drive home the fact that Princess Luna is a hero to the ponies she protects. A metalhead like myself gives this song high praise.

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Rockin’Brony – Open Up Your Eyes (2018 Redux) (Covering Daniel Ingram) | Symphonic Metal

Here we go for another up-to-date cover from Rockin’Brony, showcasing such vocal talent as well as a complete Symphonic Metal rearrangement of the epic and emotional Open Up Your Eyes! Much emotion to be had once more in this splendid cover, amping up the power of the chorus with blissful guitars, strings, and vocals from Rockin’Brony!

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Rockin’Brony – For The New Lunar Republic (Covering Not A Clever Pony) | Symphonic Metal

Bronycon’s master shredder goes old school in this intense tribute to a legendary fandom classic! Keeping close to iamnotacleverpony’s dramatic, orchestral opening, Rockin’ introduces his own intense flavor of metal guitar riffs about a minute into the track. While staying true to the original For the New Lunar Republic, this cover is very much its own style and take, utilizing an 80s synth and refreshing bass nicely throughout the track. Of course, no Rockin’Brony track is complete without a mind-blowing guitar solo and ever-intensifying drums! Make sure to check this song out for a powerful trip down memory lane!

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[P@D] SDreamExplorerS – The Empathy Herself | Symphonic Black Metal / Progressive Metal

Enigma has bring us soo many awesome tunes, The Empathy Herself it’s one of them! The mix between symphonic elements, amazing progressions and black metal typical screaming vocals and drum usage, makes this track an amazing Symphonic Black Metal experience with Progressive Metal influence. Soul Strings did an amazing job on this track, with the massive instrumentation and production plus with the vocal performance, mixing screaming with clean vocals, sometimes with effects. The lyrics tell a story, that what I love in Soul Strings’ tracks, they have something to tell.
Download Enigma on P@D bandcamp.