FINALLY! After 3 years of hard work and production, British musician Viricide Filly releases her 5th album. Bringing us a mix of incredible textures and melodies that are really inspiring and incredible, making the album worth more than just 1 listen! Really, listen to this album more than 5 times! Because this is really amazing!
Now, what I can say about this amazing masterpiece? First, Viricide’s robotic vocals in songs like “Stuck In The Sky” (available on video) are very well mix with the instrumental and the lyrics of the songs are also quite awesome! Second, I love a lot Viricide’s experiments at each track, the intro track is well performed, and also the experiments at “Vanishing Point” (available on Cider Party) are really incredible and gives an atmospheric look to the track. Third, this album actually tells a story about Viricide’s OC, Eleanor, making a great and inspiring concept album.
I recommend this album to everyone, without exceptions! Also, listen to this more than 5 times, please! Give Viricide the feedback that she deserves for her 3 years hard work!
You can download the album from Viricide’s Bandcamp or stream the whole thing on YouTube.
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.
We are in for a little (no… rather big) surprise as Vylet Pony has just recently released a brand new album! There’s an astonishing 14 tracks in total, so if you are ready for yet another epic adventure with Vylet Pony, catch the write-up about each individual track right after the break!
You may remember the two previous albums released by the crew over at Horse Music Central, their last one being released at Christmas with a distinct wintry theme. Now the regulars of the big musicians’ Discord server have another release to offer. Although no specific theme this time, it features some of the more underground artists, as well as a few classic long-running musicians.
I swear I’m getting slowly worse and worse at these writeups
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.
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.
Despite being a well-established musician in the fandom (his channel goes all the way back to 2012!), it’s difficult to pin Seventh Element to any particular style of music. From Trap, to Disco, to Dark Ambient, and now a collection of Acid House and Techno beats. Time to break out the old Roland synthesizers and drum machines, we’re going back to the 80s today, kids!
I’ve said on a previously featured song from this album that Interior Design For Horses is a particular favourite of mine (the video for it is an experience like no other). Check it out along with the rest of the album, and if it’s not your cup of tea, don’t worry, 7th’s bound to be working on yet another new style of music that might be your thing.
Ponies On Acid is available to purchase from Seventh Element’s Bandcamp Page
It’s been a good few months since Einarx’s last EP but his latest one, Nightwatcher, sees a real step up in production for one of Magnus Records’ most prominent contributors. We’ve already featured 3 of the 5 tracks on this EP here on the site, so I won’t go into full depth on this post. The songs range from melody-based dubstep and dnb, to some more hard hitting trap and electro house – a good reflection of the range of styles he has to offer. So if your tastes in music include the EDM umbrella, I can definitely recommend this EP to you.
You can download this EP on the Magnus Records bandcamp for absolutely free.
And that art by Marenlicious is pretty awesome too!
NB: The following a press release from Bronies For Good. The full release can also be read at this link.
Today is Hearts and Hooves Day / Valentines Day. It is traditionally speaking, a day for lovers, but it has the potential to be more. On Saturday, Bronies for Good’s seventh charity album, A Change of Heart, was released. The project was the result of months of work from talented musicians artists and organizers, and the release party raised over a thousand dollars in just a few hours!
The release party was just the beginning. It’s an ongoing fundraising effort. When you donate, you can download A Change of Heart, and all of Bronies for Good’s previous albums! Donate here, and you’ll be able to download this album, (and all past albums as well). Continue reading
As I said the other week, Indie Notes may have been away from the music scene for a while, but that was only in preparation for this – his debut fandom album, entitled Under Equestria’s Skies. The album overall is very chill and mellow, with the main composition made up of an acoustic guitar and Indie’s Voice, although it does feature a couple of other instruments every now and again for additional melodies. But that doesn’t hinder the songs at all, in fact, stripping back a performance to this level is often a great way to put the songwriting back into the spotlight instead of technical skill*.
The themes covered vary too, from the happy-go-lucky vibe of Change of Place, to Spike’s longing for self-discovery in Waiting, to the bleak lyricism in Survive. If you like acoustic music in any shape or form, you’re going to love this little collection of six songs from one of my favourite up-and-coming acoustic artists in the fandom.
Under Equestria’s Skies is available to purchase on Bandcamp for $6 or alternatively, if you’re attending Ponycon in New Jersey this weekend, you’ll be able to get your hands on a physical copy!
*Oh, and don’t get me wrong, that aspect is still important, but perhaps sometimes overshadows other parts of creating music. I appreciate the different angle this album brings.