Album Review: ‘Bloodlust’ by Body Count

Ice-T and the boys are back with a new album titled ‘Bloodlust‘, out March 31 2017 via Century Media Records. The boys in Body Count have 3 records out prior to ‘Bloodlust‘. Let’s see what direction this band has headed in.

Goddamn! This album is awesome. Body Count has officially come into their own on ‘Bloodlust‘. Every Body Count record prior to this one had its moments and good songs. This album smashes that concept and brings a whole album of solid and great material. It’s raw, it’s real, it’s hard and it’s got edge. This is Body Count at their finest and it’s their crowing achievement as a band. I love almost every song but the highlights in my opinion are, “Civil War“, “Walk with Me…” and “No Lives Matter“. I think the big one out of those three tracks is “Civil War“. Being the first track on ‘Bloodlust‘  it tells you what the new album is all about. The speed and style of metal that we can expect through the rest of the record. It’s opened with a marshal law announcement and then we are greeted with Ice-T‘s signature vocals and distinct voice. The lyricism this song  (and most of the record) has is mainly focused on racism, police brutality and generalized violence. It’s got great guitar work by the one the and only Dave Mustaine. This is the perfect track to kick this album off. I think one of the biggest strengths this album possesses is the pacing. Previous efforts, as we spoke of earlier, had their moments and good songs but even the “weaker” tracks on this album are surrounded by excellence. It makes the overall package much stronger. This is an easy contender for one of the top 10 albums of the year. We are still early in the year but damn this record is on fire!

I give this record a solid 9.2 out of 10. A great album. This sets the bar for future releases by Body Count. This album is strengthened by guest appearances by Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Max Cavalera of Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy and ex-Sepultura and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. The guests really add depth and something unique to go along with the already unique vocal style of Ice-T.

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