I respect that they're still doing new music, even if I haven't cared for any of their output in 35 years. But this is a joke and deserving of derision. If Animal is any indication, they used old vocal and guitar tracks and just replaced the drums (which have never been great, even before Rick lost his arm) and bass with symphonic bombast. I mean, they didn't even try basically. Screw that. Drastic indeed.
If they could somehow release Pyromania and Hysteria (and the single Me and My Wine) with those 80s drums replaced to sound more realistic, I'd buy that and wouldn't feel cheated. They're all triggered electronic sounds anyway. There are a ton of bands I'd do that for.
High N Dry remains their high water mark, IMHO.