Im listening to the second song from the new album and so far I have to say that the sound is definitely different from what they were doing in the past. The first listening was kind of strange to me, I would even say that i didn't like the song much, but the more you listen, the better it gets.
If the whole album is like that, it will be a freaking blast! Buying the album is an obvious fact.
One small thing that I noticed so far and I'm seriously hoping to be proven wrong - I'm not hearing any solos, so far only chunky riffs - oh please Danny, don't get rusty on us! :P