I stopped liking their albums after Hymn to the Immortal Wind so I'm not really hyped for the new album though there is still a small chance they'll sound like before since they worked with Albini again.. I'll always love their previous albums but I've accepted they won't be a great band again.
The Osaka Mono/Shellac show a couple weeks ago was spectacular, although understandably I think the audience was more excited to see Shellac after 22 years haha. Their new song–Requiem for Hell–is great. Looking forward to their new album next year.
It's already been a couple of days since their concert in Warsaw, Poland, but... Unforgettable experience. Their studio albums are done well, but they're still nothing to the band playing right in front of your eyes. I just got blown off the Earth... So much emotion, unbelievable.