Body Count (2) ‎– Violent Demise: The Last Days

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7243 8 41915 11, V2813 Body Count (2) Violent Demise: The Last Days(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 41915 11, V2813 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
PROMO DE 3923 Body Count (2) Violent Demise : The Last Days(CD, Promo) Delabel PROMO DE 3923 France 1997 Sell This Version
724384191542 Body Count (2) Violent Demise The Last Days(Cass, Album) Virgin Music Canada 724384191542 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
DPRO-12215 Body Count (2) Violent Demise: The Last Days (Advance)(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin DPRO-12215 US 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 41915 2 8 Body Count (2) Violent Demise: The Last Days(CD, Album) Virgin 7243 8 41915 2 8 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 41915 2 8, CDV 2813 Body Count (2) Violent Demise: The Last Days(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 41915 2 8, CDV 2813 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
724384191528 Body Count (2) Violent Demise: The Last Days(CD, Album) Virgin 724384191528 Scandinavia 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 41915 2 8 Body Count (2) Violent Demise: The Last Days(CD, Album) Virgin 7243 8 41915 2 8 US 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 41915 2 8, CDV 2813 Body Count (2) Violent Demise: The Last Days(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 41915 2 8, CDV 2813 Brazil 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 41915 2 8, CDV 2813 Body Count (2) Violent Demise: The Last Days(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 41915 2 8, CDV 2813 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 41915 2 8, CDV 2813 Body Count (2) Violent Demise: The Last Days(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 41915 2 8, CDV 2813 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
0782 2 18975 2 5 Body Count (2) Violent Demise: The Last Days(CD, Album, Unofficial) Virgin (2) 0782 2 18975 2 5 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 41915 4 2, TCV 2813 Body Count (2) Violent Demise: The Last Days(Cass) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 41915 4 2, TCV 2813 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 41915 4 2, TCV 2813 Body Count (2) Violent Demise: The Last Days(Cass) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 41915 4 2, TCV 2813 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 41915 4 2, TCV 2813 Body Count (2) Violent Demise: The Last Days(Cass) Virgin Records America, Inc., Virgin 7243 8 41915 4 2, TCV 2813 US 1997 Sell This Version
none Body Count (2) Violent Demise: The Last Days(Cass, Album) Not On Label (Body Count (2)) none Poland 1997 Sell This Version
none Body Count (2) Violent Demise: The Last Days(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine 1997 Sell This Version
72438 49841 20 Body Count (2) Violent Demise: The Last Days(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, EMI-Capitol Special Markets 72438 49841 20 US 2000 Sell This Version
KPAMC-A 004 Body Count (2) Violent Demise: The Last Days(Cass, Album, Unofficial) K.P.A. Records KPAMC-A 004 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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martindavey87

martindavey87

September 23, 2018
referencing Violent Demise: The Last Days, CD, Album, 7243 8 41915 2 8, CDV 2813

Rapper Ice-T and his merry men are back with Body Count’s third studio album, ‘Violent Demise: The Last Days’. Released in 1997, it follows the disappointing ‘Born Dead’, which failed to capitalize on the unexpected and surprising success of the bands self-titled debut. However, with ‘Violent Demise’, the Californian gangsters return to the more brutal, cynical, yet tongue-in-cheek approach that made their first outing so unique for its time.

Starting off with a radio interview skit which sees the host attacking Ice-T over the poor reception of ‘Born Dead’, it’s evident that the group recognizes this and are setting out to rectify any issues. And they do it with a vengeance. With opening track, ‘My Way’, the band are instantly back to their aggressive and violent roots, with guitar riffs heavier than a tonne of concrete slabs and profanity-laden lyrics that will make your mother blush. Covering a host of traditional gangster rap subjects such as gang violence, racism and sex, the band are lashing out at society with both humour and pure hatred.

The musicianship itself is pretty good, and while this style of music isn’t typically known for virtuoso performances, the band members are tight, and the production gives the album a thick, punching sound that really re-establishes Body Count as a solid metal outfit. Ice-T’s vocals are a blend of rapping and generally shouting, but overall it works fantastically with the hardcore-inspired guitar riffs.

With the likes of ‘My Way’, ‘Violent Demise’, ‘Strippers’, ‘You’re Fuckin’ With BC’, ‘I Used to Love Her’ and ‘Dead Man Walking’, Body Count may not be able to recapture the mainstream success they had with their debut album, but it’s clear with ‘Violent Demise: The Last Days’ that this is a band who are more than just a side project, with well-written music of a high standard, this is a solid release that more than makes up for its predecessor.