Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose Image
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  • Summary: This is the Loaf's third (and hopefully final) installment in his three-decade Bat Out Of Hell series.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. If the original Bat Out Of Hell was Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run as scored by Richard Wagner, this is even more theatrical. [Nov 2006, p.140]
  2. This is a musical just waiting to be staged.
  3. The whole thing is, of course, ridiculous. But Meat's beat manifesto should be treasured as the last chapter of a remarkable rock trilogy.
  4. That he fails is not the fault of his individual performance; it's the fault of botched execution.
  5. 40
    [It] lacks conceptual cohesion. [Nov 2006, p.112]
  6. 40
    Producer Desmond Child trips up the Meatman by valuing metal flash over the altruism of want-you-need-you humanity.
  7. The Diane Warren and Desmond Child faux-Steinman stuff is far worse, but the inescapable message of Bat III is that even Meat's former partner hasn't been at peak strength for at least a decade.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 4 out of 16