DEP Sessions is an unearthed field recording by a left-handed English guitarist who once punched out an NME editor, invented Add N to X by inserting metal fingers in Lita Ford's body, and created a variant of dub that substituted single-note guitar/bass unison riffs for minor-key organ-guitar triads. When his former vocalists fled his Von Trier-like manipulations for MTV or D&D Dogville, Iommi went on expanding stylistically while eclipsing the contexts of his predecessors, over under sideways down—"It Falls Through Me" is like if Billy Gibbons were in the Yardbirds. The train keeps a-rollin' in "Don't You Tell Me," where the click-track "cowbell" appears at 2:06. Iommi should be harsher on his rhythm sections—the one he had in the '70s was fucking incredible. Glenn Hughes (who also just put out another Iommi collaboration, called Fused) "wore chains before Slayer and Venom" and "had a voice deeper than Will from Mortician," to quote Anal Cunt's "If You Don't Like the Village People, You're Fucking Gay." "They're gonna make a movie about the life I led," Hughes sings on "Fine," as if Can't Stop the Music wasn't enough. Unless I'm thinking of somebody else with the same name, which is the kind of shoddy research that makes people disparage the cognitive capacities of... More >>>