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.