Definitely more of a rock vibe than a metal one, but I dig it. My first thought was “This sounds like what they were describing Load to be like” and I wonder if they would have released this during that time if they would have gotten as much sh*t. Most likely, but still curious.
I love that James seems to have found the perfect range and delivery for his voice at this point in time. That dude is pushing 60 and yeah, obviously he doesn’t sound like he did in the 80’s, I actually enjoy his voice more these days than back then. He’s got so much more control and he’s got a really pleasing vocal tone.