I was hoping to hear some new material at Download. I saw them at Sonisphere in 2014 and was impressed by them live, even in the 11am first-band-of-the-day slot.
they worked with 12 songs for the album before ultimately deciding on 10. "We want a short album," he says. "Something less epic than what we usually do. People's attentions are shorter now. So a lot of the songs are four minutes."
...and it sounds perfect. Clear and crisp. It's less massive than L'Enfant Sauvage (not as many layers, I guess), but the production is impressive as always.I haven't listened to it on my headphones yet - I have to do it, because I'm really curious how their new studio and more of Joe's production input sound.