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Though there are a couple of tracks that don't quite hit the mark, there are definitely plenty that make 'Brotherhood' worth checking out.

With an endless number of bands from throughout Europe conveying a truly authentic and convincing Southern sound, it seems that Southern Rock is no longer exclusive to the Americans who invented and inspired the genre. Asphalt Horsemen are from Hungary, no less, not exactly renowned for Rock bands, let alone those of a Southern slant, but with their second album 'Brotherhood' they are another to add to the ever-increasing list of acts to watch out for.

Though their press release suggests a similarity to Black Stone Cherry, I don't feel that AH are anywhere near as heavy or contemporary sounding as the Kentucky foursome, but instead they have a grittier Southern attitude, in a more similar vein to the likes of Pride & Glory, The Four Horseman and Raging Slab. This is particularly true on the Harder Rocking, riff-heavy numbers like opener 'Down In The Dirt', 'Dr. Tease', 'The Sacrifice', 'Connected' and the searing 'Brotherhood'.

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However, when they ease off the gas on 'Seize The Day', 'Mill Of Grief', 'My Old Town' and 'Thank You', the groove is more reminiscent of the old-school style of Blackfoot and, obviously, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the latter reinforced by the addition of female backing vocals. They're also capable of tapping into the Blues for the ballad 'December' – an album highlight for me.

Vocalist Károly Lőrincz has the whisky-soaked gravel tones just right for this type of music, without the slightest hint of an accent, adding to the authenticity, and though there are a couple of tracks that don't quite hit the mark, there are definitely plenty that make 'Brotherhood' worth checking out.

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