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War is hell. Back in the day, it was even worse. Ponies fought in trenches, and it was a constant stalemate.

Anypony who ventured outside of the trench didn't last a minute. They called it No-Pony's Land.

It was a terrible time....which is why you're writing a song about it!

This week's theme: ponies in trench warfare.


You have ONE WEEK to create ONE (original, remix, or whatever) song in response to the theme. Songs cannot be longer than 8 minutes. (Anything longer will be skipped and/or deleted.)
Get your entry in by Saturday 9/15/2012 6:00pm EST, then head to irc (or the flash link if you like pony emoticons) for a sync-listen!
Start: 9/9/2012 7:51pm|Deadline: 9/15/2012 6:00pm|Voting ends: 9/22/2012 8:00pm

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click here to view the entries in order of submission (for reading along with the sync-listen chatlog)
click here to view the chat log for this round's sync

War Peak Freak 9/12/2012 3:25:19pm No.4 - Score: 11
War... I wanted to make sound design... It is sound design... at the beginning...

War never changes Eerie 9/13/2012 3:13:06pm No.8 - Score: 8
War in the trenches is pure hell. Everywhere the drums of an evergrowing evil pounds, so hard that the poor equines can't even maintain their sanity.

The Rainbow-Bash 6000 Cloud 9/15/2012 3:53:32am No.17 - Score: 8
Read the description, lazy bum.

Or have some sweet sweet copypasta: Trench warfare? Rainbow Dash isn't going to stay down for very long. She refuses to stay down!

This song is about Rainbow totally disregarding trench warfare and going out onto the battlefield and kick ass Dash style! That is to say, fast. And reckless. And sloppy.

The Horror! RarityTheFabulous 9/11/2012 11:42:20am No.3 - Score: 7
War is never pretty. However, World War I was fairly exceptionally not pretty.

Ponies of War (No-Pony's Land) Kenneth 9/15/2012 3:29:22am No.16 - Score: 7
ok, maybe this will work

Straight-forward rock. Got ponies takin it all the way from WWI to Vietnam

Antecedent to Fallout Doofcake 9/15/2012 7:19:05am No.18 - Score: 7
As the title suggests, this is a track about the events before Fallout: Equestria (which is an amazing fic by the way). Guns, rockets, explosions and all that.
Sad times.

Also this is the 6th track out of the 6 tracks I planned for my orchestral album so YAY I'M DONE! Super happy fun fun. This track is currently exclusive to Toast Beard until the album is released.

Second Wave Habanc 9/15/2012 5:07:28pm No.27 - Score: 5
Long story short, I lost a bet and I had to take a chance at creating trance. Being my first attempt ever, well, it's not good. Also, if it sounds poorly thrown together and mixed sloppily, well that's because it is.

I tried making a track about the second wave about to go "over the top"; Just watching the first wave get destroyed and knowing you're next. (I don't think it worked)

Umm, enjoy?

Camp in the Trenches Kingsley Evergreen 9/13/2012 6:18:11pm No.9 - Score: 4
Hide away in a corner and pray for the day to come, wishing though that the light will banish the terror around you.

Soundtrack Ambient with strings.

Formerly Kingsleyrulz

Keep Your Head Down Applejinx !tDashiepow 9/15/2012 9:21:32am No.19 - Score: 4
doubly so for you unicorns!

A War Nopony Wins Stuntddude 9/15/2012 6:00:25pm No.34 - Score: 4
I only realized there was a Toastbeard this week five hours before the deadline, so this is a tad basic, as I only actually had an hour to compose it.

War is awful in every way. The things that cause wars are awful, what happens during the wars are awful, the aftermath of war is awful. And nopony wins. Saying you "won" a war is like saying you "won" a car wreck. It never ends well for anyone.

I tried to express my disdain for war as best I could in this piece, though it's not nearly as emotional as I'd like because of the time constraints.

Fluttershy's Plea Versal 9/12/2012 11:43:46pm No.5 - Score: 3
how much am i stretching what the theme of this week is lol. beat by chili and Audio Engineering by RaritytheFabulous

Ponies in Trench Warfare: The Movie Beetie 9/13/2012 10:13:57pm No.12 - Score: 3
My first Toastbeard is a song about a pony. He goes to war and fights in trenches and learns the horrors of war and stuff.

Also, a clever list of symbolism to conceal my flaws:

The timpanis are overly repetitive to represent how war never changes, not because I suck at percussion.

The flute becomes overshadowed as more instruments play to show how war destroys individualism, not because I'm awful at mixing.

Pendulum - The Island remix bartekko 9/14/2012 7:06:52pm No.13 - Score: 3
I dunno, 8 hours maybe, one fucking long session, no time taken for mixing, this will be done later. I won' be at the synclisten, sorry.

Battle of Hieyuma Feesh 9/15/2012 5:30:50pm No.28 - Score: 3
Long ago in Equestria's history Ponies and Humans made their final stands against Discords armies of chaos.

Short orchestral thing that I didn't really know where to go with.

Inspired by a chapter in the fanfic "The Stranger and Her Friend."

Matthew 24:6 mycutiemarkisagun 9/15/2012 5:35:21pm
No.30 - Score: 3
"And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet."

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