Here are some thoughts/reviews of the new album form folks that have heard it at a listening party last week. It's called "13" and will be released June 11th. I posted this on the 1 song imprint thread on this forum but thought anyone on this thread might want to read these too:
"So, you’ll be very happy. I think you will find it to be an enjoyable reprise of the original Sabbath sound you liked. You’ll hear what Iommi’s old riffs sound like played with modern production. I think everybody will probably find something to like about it."
"…it is a VERY good record, certainly belonging of a place in the Ozzy-era discography. It is not mind-expandingly original, nor would I want it to be. They didn't reinvent the wheel here, they are the wheel".
"".........after 35 years the architects of heavy metal weren't in this for the payload victory-lap. They came to kill it. They succeeded."
I'm very likely to be at the show as well. Hey it's Sabbath at The freakin' Gorge!! Just hoping we get 2 hours out of them though if I had a guess I'd say not likely that long of a set. REALLY looking forward to the new album and to seeing new songs played live. Now guys, if you'll just play the full version of "Supernaut" on this, the 6th time I will have seen you, my live Sabbath experience in life will be totally complete.
From the white sands
To the canyon lands
To the redwood stands
To the barren landsProud member of the 38 club