Sound — 10
Okay, first of all I would like to say that this is a masterpiece. Now here comes the review haha. As soon as I got this album I fell in love with it, it features the works of Jim Steinman, Desmond Child, Steve Vai, Brian May, John6, and Marion Raven. This album covers almost every genre there is, there's many piano parts, amazing guitar solos, and even better vocals. It has the dark gothic song "The Monster's Loose" and the little love ballad "What About Love". This features a older song written by Jim Steinman and that of course is "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" it is now a duet with Marion Raven and it is done perfectly. This also has a DVD that shows the making of the CD and the music video for "It's All Coming Back To Me Now".
Lyrics — 10
Even though it was a different writer than what Meat Loaf had for almost all of his career (Jim Steinman), Desmond Child really picked it up for this masterpiece. He can really write songs to highlight Meat's very talented voice. The music goes along with the lyrics so well it's hard to believe what your listening to.
Overall Impression — 10
I think it his his best album since Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell. The most impressive songs are "Alive", "What About Love", "It's All Coming Back to Me Now", "In the Land Of the Pigs, The Butcher is King", "Bad For Good", "Blind As A Bat", and of course "The Monster's Loose". I know there's many songs that I think are impressive but the entire album is impressive. I love everything about this album and it is one that you can listen to over and over again and never lose interest (yes I have done this). I hate nothing besides the fact that Jim Steinman never wrote a majority of the songs. It's a good thing I have a iPod because if I ever lost it or someone stole it I would get it again no questions asked. So if you want an amazing rock/opera get this album.