The first single from the long-awaited, 3/4-unified, original Black Sabbath lineup (minus Bill Ward) is finally here. While I would have loved a throwback to 1970-style, primitive Sabbath production (there’s something to be said for that), overall I’m digging the Rick Rubin-produced sound.
My first impression: The song is solid. After a few listens, it’s starting to grow on me. It’s almost 9 friggin’ minutes.
The section that kicks in at 6:19 is worthy of some volume maximization and a bit of devil’s-horn throwing.