Front Page

Content

Authors

Game Index

Forums

Site Tools

Submissions

About

O
oliverkinne
September 30, 2022
234 0

Sagrada Review

Board Game Reviews
MB
Michael Barnes
September 30, 2022
618 0
O
oliverkinne
September 29, 2022
383 0
MB
Michael Barnes
September 29, 2022
1277 0
T
thegiantbrain
September 07, 2022
479 1
W
WadeMonnig
September 07, 2022
971 1
O
oliverkinne
September 06, 2022
804 0
O
oliverkinne
September 02, 2022
999 0

Union Station Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
T
thegiantbrain
September 01, 2022
818 0

Homebrewers Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
W
WadeMonnig
August 31, 2022
1003 1
T
thegiantbrain
August 30, 2022
494 0
O
oliverkinne
August 29, 2022
873 0
O
oliverkinne
August 29, 2022
807 0

Aquamarine Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
W
WadeMonnig
August 24, 2022
759 1
O
oliverkinne
August 24, 2022
1206 0

Undaunted: Normandy Review

Board Game Reviews
MB
Michael Barnes
August 18, 2022
2415 0

Godtear Beats the Odds - Review

Board Game Reviews
×
Bugs: Recent Topics Paging, Uploading Images & Preview (11 Dec 2020)

Recent Topics paging, uploading images and preview bugs require a patch which has not yet been released.

So waddaya think of the new Sabbath?

More
18 Jun 2013 13:25 #154519 by scissors
Was this brought up yet? (Hope not ;) ) Who likes or dislikes the new album 13?

It's better than many probably expected...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGOvKJYDXXs

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
18 Jun 2013 17:50 #154557 by Michael Barnes
Yeah, it's pretty good...it's definitely Rick Rubin doing his "thing" with older acts, trying to get them to be good again by taking them back to their roots.

They're definitely and deliberately evoking their 70s sound, almost to the point where you have to ask why the hell they ever ventured that far away from it. Like, why didn't they make this record 10 years ago, 20 years ago, 30 years ago? Does it take that long for a band to realize that nobody wants to hear their new shit?

It is good, but I can't see listening to it for long...it's almost like a novelty record. I would never put any song from the record on over something from one of their classic albums.

It's a great return to form overall, but there is also a kind of bloat to the record. It doesn't feel urgent or desperate at all. It feels like old men playing hard rock (well duh), mostly because the songs are longer and kind of have a jammishness to them...that doesn't really sound epic like "War Pigs" or something.

So I give it the nod, glad to see them doing their thing and doing it well but it won't be a record spoken of as one of their best any time soon.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
18 Jun 2013 20:39 #154570 by scissors
That's a nice summary and I agree with most of your points, especially that it's almost a novelty record. but what band or musician is as good when everyone is aged 60+ as when they were in their prime? not the Stones, not Bowie, not led zeppelin, and not the Police nor Talking Heads (if the latter were ever to get back together, which they were wise enough not to).

It's nice to hear BS have still got a lot of what made them great but it can't compare to their earlier catalogue it's true.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: Gary Sax
Time to create page: 0.161 seconds