This is another thunderstrike from R.W frontmanKasparek ; the man refuses to slow down or surrenderto trends – and damn it is he ever good !!There is a huge discussion on the R.W-forumsabout the identity the drummer on thisand the previous album ( Victory ). Regardless ;the drumsound is once again so well-engineered thatit’s almost spooky = Fast,precise and well-harmonizedwith , most notably , the bass-guitar. Rolf’s lead is , once again , awesome- bringing over a great blend of catchiness,heavyweight and speed. The sound is somewhat rawerand a little more oldfashioned compared tof.i. the “Victory”-album , but still – this is doubtlesspowermetal the way it should be played.Instead of a usual R.W-intro the playlist starts with” Welcome to hell ” – a great midtempo piecewith impressive vocals. Other highlights includethe titletrack , Sibirian Winter ( which , read this slowly ,IS GUARANTEED TO SWEEP YOUR FREAKIN FEETS AWAY !!!!. This 6 minute instrumental kicks the daylight out of anythingin the genre. Awesome !!!! ),Pirate Song ( which is a great follow-up to the fastsingalong-structures on the 94′-album ” Black Han Inn ” ),and the mighty epos ” The Ghost “.If You liked BHI,Victory and those masterpieces ; You willdefinitely enjoy Brotherhood ! A true and honest masterpiece -and a effectful blow against the growing number ofdilettants within this genre of music.Unfortunately I could not get the Digipak-version withthe additional 2 songs ; if You can – get it. Enjoy this marvellous german metal foundry !