Review Summary: All in all i think this album is one of the best he's produced, it has a mixture of songs everyone will enjoy from all ages. Hope my you all enjoy my review.
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WOOO 1st Review!!
Put simply this is the greatest album i've heard in a while, In my eyes its not as good as Bat Out Of Hell 1 because that's an all time classic, but its left Bat 2 somewhat 40 thousand miles behind. It's darker than both albums and just reaches out and grabs you by the balls from the 1st note.
1. The Monster Is Loose (7:12)
This has to be the darkest track on the cd, its also got a catchy chorus that would be perfect for a mosh pit haha. The intro is deffinatley the highlight of the song and then the build up after the solo. Also the song really impressed me with how it starts off quite heavy and fast then in the middle slows down to quite a smooth tone then right at the end jumps straight back into the fast lane and doesn't slow down.
2. Blind As A Bat (5:51)
Quite a slow song to start off with, then speeds up mid verse and chorus, which is catchy and you feel like you have to sing along to it haha. There is'nt really much to say about this track, but it still is a highlight of the album.
3. It's All Coming Back To Me Now (6:05)
Deffinatley the most played track for me haha, i love this song so much its just so slow and mellow, and then at the chorus it just picks itself up but doesnt loose that calm relaxing feeling to it, also Marion Ravens vocals on the track are almost god like, she hits all the right notes and just go's so well with Meat Loaf
6/5 Because it's that good lol
4. Bad For Good (7:33)
One of the weaker tracks on the album for me, its still enjoyable though with some memorable lines. The chorus is quite annoying though, with lame backing vocals repeating after Meat.
5. Cry Over Me (4:40)
Another slow song for the album, to me this another often played track because its so mellow and slow, the lyrics are really soft and Meat Loafs voice starts out so soft but then picks up into Opera house mode towards the end.
6. In The Land Of The Pig The Butcher Is King (5:38)
This is one the best tracks on the album and also another dark one!! When i first saw the title i was expecting something lame and boring, but this song is so heavy and exciting the chorus comes in and just picks you up and throws you into the wall. Also Brian May plays probly one of the greatest solos ever on this track.
7. Monstro (1:39)
Theres nothing to say about this track really, it sounds kinda dark and evil lol its like monks chanting something that you cant understand, but it still sounds pretty cool.
3/5 just because it sounds pretty cool
8. Alive (4.22)
Quite an upbeat song with a catchy chorus i often find myself singing along to, and for once the backing vocals repeating the chours actually go quite well with the song.
9. If God Could Talk (3:46)
Another slow yet kick ass song that stays slow all the way through, Meat Loafs vocals are practically perfect throughout the whole song and then giving the listener a loud opera blast towards the end.
10. If It Aint Broke Break It (4:50)
A heavy starting song and throughout, but suprisingly it's quite danecable to haha. The tempo of the song is quite fast and Meat Loaf doe's well to keep up with it and just spits al the words and chorus right into ya face!
11. What About Love (6:03)
Starts with a real calm guitar riff then the drums bring in the rest of the song with Meat Loaf singing the words quite slowly to begin with but he keeps speeding up until he gets to the chorus and then after he slows down to be joined by Patti Russo. Throughout the song it switches between slow balled and fast but it keeps its timing perfectley.
12. Seize The Night (9:46)
Starts off with kind of a church organ sound which starts quite fast and heavey (organ heavey, not guitar heavy haha) and then slows down and keeps swapping inbetween leading into the song and then all of a sudden just stops! Then Meat Loaf just starts singing slowly followed by a quiet piano in the background. Then comes the drums and the songs away with guitar riffs and heavey Meat Vocals
13. The Future Ain't What It Used To Be (7:54)
Starts off with a slow piano tune with backing vocals humming along, and then Meat Loaf starts singing slowly but keeps dropping a low note in and then speeds up and picking up his volume with backing vocals dropping the odd note in, then enter the drums and its Meat and Co. singing along to the verse's with Jennifer Hudson joining mid verses.
14. Cry To Heaven (2:22)
A slow song in the tune to "Is Nothing Sacred Anymore", Meat Loaf keeps a slow tone throughout the song with soft instruments and backing vocals humming along thoughout, a real calm way to end a quite Dark and heavy album.