Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose is the tenth studio album by American rock singer meat Loaf. It is the third installment in the Bat Out of Hell trilogy. It is the first Bat album where Jim Stienman was not the producer. Jim Stienman wrote seven of the fourteen songs. The others were written by Desmond Child, former Aerosmith lyricist, and Diane Warren.
The album has recieved generally mixed reviews. Q Magazine gave the album a positive review, calling it "the second-best album to bear the 'Bat' name", and saying that Child did an 'impressive recreation of Steinman's Andrew Lloyd Webber-on-steroids approach', while the album was "overblown, frequently ridiculous and largely devoid of irony." They were unimpressed with the title track, suggesting that 'whoever decided it would be a good idea for Meat Loaf to tackle nu metal... should be tarred and feathered." Q did, however, praise the "operatic" vocals and May's "fabulously hysterical guitar" on the track "Bad for Good". "The Village Voice" named it as 'Album of the Year This Week', calling it "absurdist, righteous majesty".
- The Monster is Loose
- Blind as a Bat
- It's All Comin Back to Me Now
- Bad for Good
- Cry Over Me
- In the Land of the Pig, the Butcher is King
- If God Could Talk
- If It Aiin't Broke, Break It
- What About Love
- Sieze the Night
- The Future Ain't What It Used to Be
- Cry to Heaven