I'm going with: meh.
I'm surprised for sure. Well, I'm surprised about Loomis, not Williams. I saw them real early after the new album came out. The night they recorded their video, actually. Loomis looked really happy and was really enjoying himself. Williams looked miserable as fuck for the whole show.
But whatever, Warrel solo just sounds like Nevermore anyway, so fuck it, call it Nevermore. It will sound EXACTLY the same.