Today Frozen Night brings us another of their amazing orchestral tracks, this one heavily featuring the Cello and even some metal elements! Definitely give this epic piece a listen and let the sounds of strings and guitar course through your veins cause I can promise you will enjoy!
EveryDayDashie – My Little Pony Mega Rock ‘N’ Roll | Symphonic Rock
There seems to be no end to the genres that EveryDayDashie is willing to try out! This time he’s trying out a symphonic rock with a medley of the different My Little Pony themes across the generations to celebrate the brand’s 40th anniversary. There’s literally something for every pony fan in this song, regardless of when you joined the ride!
Jyc Row – Apostles of the Sacred Fire (Ayzat the Wingless theme) [elg. Gabriel Borza] | Symphonic Metal
The ONE and ONLY Jyc Row, ONCE AGAIN delivers another wonderful tune for us to enjoy and cherish, featuring the talent of Gabriel Borza! If your hype & excitement for Infinite Eclipse wasn’t there yet, I am sure it will after hearing this absolute FIRESPARK of a song! Representing the sacred fire of the Kirins, Jyc & Gabriel unleash its fury through your speakers! With majestic orchestral and outstanding guitar works becoming ONE to bring you another piece originating from this epic story! Feel free to embrace it and just be in the moment. Marvellously done Jyc & Gabriel!
Frozen Night – Terra Nova’s Aria (voc. Kjellska, vln. Hannah K. Watson) | Symphonic Metal
Wow… what a track! Frozen Night once again, delivers pure majesty through music! And this time, we are blessed with symphonic metal INCLUDING KIRINS! Backed up by Hannah K. Watson’s phenomenal violin playing, and Kjellska’s stunning vocal work, the story of Terra Nova is told! This piece will rush through you similar to a Kirin’s fury, and yet it is so calm & soothing with wonderful orchestral elements. The contrast of peace and intensity meet each other in the middle here perfectly and YOU BET something beautiful has come out of that!
[P@D] Idyllia – Sol (feat. Velvet R. Wings) | Symphonic Black Metal
There are different opinions in this fandom about Daybreaker. No one, however, can argue that Celestia’s dark side is what this epic piece of music by the duo of Idyllia and Velvet R. Wings represents: beautiful, powerful, and destructive. P@D: Zenith is full of beautifully crafted heavy metal creations, and this track is no different. As you stand in fear, you feel the presence of her divine rage around you. Velvet’s voice serenades wonderfully in your last moments before you are swept away in holy flames. You feel like trembling from frightful chills from the guitars and drums in this score. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
[P@D] Frozen Night – Awakening (feat. SDreamExplorerS) | Symphonic Metal
The call has gone out to all warriors! It’s time for “Awakening!” This epic track from Frozen Night’s concept album, Time’s Arrow, dives right into battle mode as resounding bass drums begin to herald a rousing call to war. Uplifting choirs and dramatic strings and horns build a sense of destiny advancing into strong conflict. An uplifting, Celtic-warrior-type melody eventually bursts into a climactic electric guitar solo by SDreamExplorerS, which brilliantly expresses the buildup to the critical point of battle where the tide turns, and victory is assured. For all who want to awaken the righteous warrior within, be sure to listen to this inspiring track from P@D’s newest album release, Aurora.
[ASOS] Alicore – The Faithful | Symphonic Metal
Late October last year ASOS released their 9th compilation album, Eclair. As you would expect, that album had a lot of genres of music to offer – especially this gem which in turn is the explosive debut of Alicore. The band comprises Sakairi, SlightyAmiss, Whirlwind, Acoustic Wholenote, and Cadenza Heartsong; names you may have known for their solo talents and success.
The music speaks for itself when you hear this song. Symphonic metal works beautifully when mixed with quality ingredients like a good dessert. The story of the return of Nightmare Moon never sounded so glorious, moving, and adrenaline-inducing! The guitars and bass are harsh and crisp thanks to Acoustic and Amiss; Whirlwind puts his 2 cents in with aggressive blast beats, drumming at a pace that gives your heart a jolt. Oh, you cannot have symphonic metal without those lovely and blissful harmonic synths that you hear throughout this masterpiece, thanks to Heartsong. If you get chills hearing Sakairi’s singing voice for the first time, that is just another element of this band done well, an excellent front to lead you along to grab at your emotions, That harsh rage of nightmare moon’s anger? Perfect for the brutal vocal talent of SlightlyAmiss.
If that wasn’t enough, a FULLY and GORGEOUS animated music video was done by the talented JilltheOtherPony, immerses you deep into this music! The talent pool of the brony music community is impressive. Getting noticed is not always easy. How you make a first impression, my fellow bronies, is this. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
Derek Spear – This Day Aria (Covering Daniel Ingram) (feat. MIKITANII) | Symphonic Metal
Man, it’s been a hot minute since something covered this song! Brand new to the brony music community, mind you! But, I must be honest, you can not tell that Derek is new at all. Not when You have the mood changing as it does in the transitions between Cadance and Queen Chrysalis! A classic note for note composition of pure pony orchestra for Cadance switches to this brutal, epic metal, and nasty mood for Chrissy! It brings so much the perspective of this song, And I would not be remiss if I did not say that the singing vocals of MIKITANII brings the emotional face-first and on point for both Cadance and Chrysalis with their voice! Just WOW. Listen to this track and a new spin on a classic! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
[ASOS] SlightlyAmiss & Sakairi – Days Infernal (feat. Acouste Wholenote) | Symphonic Metal
My friends, I’ve been looking forward to coving this track even since Sakairi and Amiss gave me a preview of it why working on it for ASOS: Biscuit months before the release. It is one of the most explosive, and better yet, one of the MUST listens on the album.
The track centers around Daybreaker. Celestia slowly being driven insane, inching closer to Daybreaker, calling out to her to be unleashed by the lyrics. Starlight Glimmer’s dream in “a royal problem.” only planted the seeds into Celestia’s mind. Until the day comes when she snaps, letting Daybreaker take hold of her, The lyrics tell the story of Celestia wanting to feel more than she is and not feel weak anymore; her words ring out as she targets her sister luna and her past, then turns to twilight with rage. She tells them both that Celestia’s limits will no longer bind her. The song gets intense with the minds of Daybreaker and Celestia clashing for control before Daybreaker sends Equestria into an age of hellfire and death, with Princess Luna and Twilight being her first victims.
You have to listen for yourself, but the song is only as good as say it is if not for the talent behind it. SlightlyAmiss on this album alone has stepped up his game to a whole new level. The entire package of how hardcore the metal is in this track fits the inner spirit of the story. The guitars and drums channel the brutal power of Daybreaker with the tempo on an overdrive. There are very harmonious Orchestra elements composed by Amiss, which I didn’t know he had in him! The lyrics so well fit this story. You can step right into Celestia’s head and understand and get into this song. Well-written lyrics bring life to songs such as these, But the vocals bring that story to life. I got to tell you that if you don’t know who Sakairi is? You know now. Her singing gives the emotional energy and fire of Daybreaker telling her story. You feel the anger, rage, and lust for power through the powerful harmonies of Sakairi’s impressive singing voice. Oh and just make that sweeter? Amiss lends his rage scream vocals to harmonize with her vocals so you know Daybreakers firey rage behind Sakairi’s vocals
Didn’t I mention that she made it onto her first significant compilation album on her first try! He can feel Celestia trying to fight back and take control back and Daybreaker laughing at her just by the passion and tone of Sakairi’s voice. She has put this fandom on notice by her break-out performance, and to sweeten this more, Amiss and his pal Acouste Wholenote throw in some epic, and emotional guitar solo’s to amp the drama of this fantastic track! This track is what Symphonic Metal sounds like when done right! This track alone is worth supporting the album. Ya’ll need to keep your eyes on this group, I can promise you. It’s only the start! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself, but enjoy one of the best Daybreaker songs ever made in my book.
[P@D] Frozen Night & PrinceWhateverer – Lunar Eclipse III (feat. Holly Frances Royle & Andra Stefan) | Symphonic Metal
Track 11 on the freshly released Ponies at Dawn: Eclipse is Lunar Eclipse III, the third in Frozen Night’s series and coincidentally his third collaboration with PrinceWhateverer! Lunar Eclipse III is a 7 minute long orchestral metal epic and some of the two’s best work to date. A minute long string build up opens the song (featuring violins courtesy of Andra Stefan), followed by the inclusion of drums before the heaviness really kicks in. Strings and crushing guitars really dominate the mix here, as if a metal band suddenly just showed up to ambush an orchestral show. Halfway in sees the inclusion of Holly Royle’s beautiful and harmonious voice, really helping this piece shine amongst everything else. Towards the end, things pick up in pace with a brilliant guitar solo and blazing fast drums, before all the other guests join in with the two musical titans to create a powerful climax. Can’t get over how awesome this one is! Easily one of the album’s highlights.