• Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Oct 31, 2006
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 5 out of 29

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  1. Ik
    Nov 6, 2006
    0
    Painfull
  2. KelleyE
    Jan 16, 2007
    3
    This CD is a mess. Jim Stienman insists on recycling songs once again. This is the third time "It's all coming back" has been recorded and "Bad for Good" has been recorded at least that many times and parts of it more than that. The compositions sound like someone gave a a freshman music major an orchestra to play with and they got carried away. Meat Loaf's voice is starting to This CD is a mess. Jim Stienman insists on recycling songs once again. This is the third time "It's all coming back" has been recorded and "Bad for Good" has been recorded at least that many times and parts of it more than that. The compositions sound like someone gave a a freshman music major an orchestra to play with and they got carried away. Meat Loaf's voice is starting to fail and he can no longer hit the high notes. Lowering the key only makes it sound like Tom Jones singing Stienman. Save your money. Expand
  3. ToddW
    Nov 2, 2006
    1
    Instead of Meatloaf, this called should be called Meathead. (Sorry, Rob Reiner.) I thought The Who were shameless. This guy makes Roger and Pete look like UNICEF. The first album with this theme was pretty good. The second should have been buried like a well-worn dog bone. This one, well, I guess it's the rotted corpse. With Jim Steinman playing again playing the monster's Instead of Meatloaf, this called should be called Meathead. (Sorry, Rob Reiner.) I thought The Who were shameless. This guy makes Roger and Pete look like UNICEF. The first album with this theme was pretty good. The second should have been buried like a well-worn dog bone. This one, well, I guess it's the rotted corpse. With Jim Steinman playing again playing the monster's svengali. Is it me or does he look like the wacked-out government scientist in "Independence Day"? A soundtrack to that would have been more interesting than mining this vein again for this less than dynamic duo. The crypt has gone empty, Meat, so, obviously, has your smoke house. And speaking of "loafing," it would behoove you, dear readers, to save yourself the $18.99 you'd be spending at FYE for this overcooked entree, and, rather, slap a slice of olive loaf to each ear. Both would be equally enjoyable. Scratch that; at least the sandwich loaf is redeemable in that it has olives. Expand
  4. ZooTrain
    Dec 4, 2006
    0
    When will Meat Loaf realize that he's horrible without Steinman? Without Steinman's production, the album sounds flat and lifeless.
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. There are moments on Bat Out of Hell III to convince even die-hard minimalists that behemoth is better.
  2. That he fails is not the fault of his individual performance; it's the fault of botched execution.
  3. More a pop orchestral mishmash than a well-defined rock opus, Bat III is dark, seemingly hopeless at times, and ├╝ber dramatic. Oddly enough, that's also its saving grace.