With ‘Truth,’ Van Halen returns, surprisingly rejuvenated
Reunions of classic rock bands are, often justifiably, met with skepticism and very low expectations. That pre-release pessimism sometimes means positive reactions are overblown when the results aren’t a complete travesty, retroactively diminishing the group’s glory days. But the initial surprise of how enjoyable Van Halen’s reunion effort “A Different Kind of Truth’’ is, vis a vis expectations, gives way to a simple appreciation of how enjoyable it is period. “A Different Kind of Truth’’ is out tomorrow.