Saturday, November 26, 2016

REVIEW : Asphalt Horsemen / Brotherhood (2016)

Asphalt Horsemen is an Hungarian band that was formed in 2010. Its sound is heavenly influenced by bands such as Black Stone Cherry and Pride & Glory and "Brotherhood" is the band's second release. In march 2014, their debut album was released which received positive feedback from both national and international press and fans. The album was nominated as the ''best newcomer of the year 201'' by the Hungarian Recording Industry Association – Hungarian Group of IFPI.

To be honest, I was curious of what to expect from Asphalt Horsemen. I love Pride & Glory's sound and after a couple of spins of "Brotherhood" I have to say that I dig this album a lot. The sound is big an 'fat', the vocals are powerful and it includes this Southern bad-ass attitude that makes this new opus a very pleasant listening from start to finish.

One of the band's strongest points here is without any doubt the guitars!! Yes, there are some really impressive heavy riffing here and along with the Southern 'pinches' gives an extra and more attractive beauty.

All the songs here are well-performed, well-written and tight. If you are a fan of this particular sound, "Brotherhood" is a must purchase, period!!! Highlights are "Down In The Dirt", "Thank You", "Dr. Tease", "Mill Of Grief" and the fast-paced "Brotherhood". Highly recommended!!!

Rating : 8/10

Discography: Asphalt Horsemen (2014), Brotherhood (2017)

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