I was thinking the opening monologue was gonna be cheesy, but it was actually pretty fuckin good.
Digging: The Presets - Hi Viz
Finally, a reason for Body Count to be pissed. Manslaughter was alright but ultimately goofy at times because all I could picture was Ice-T in his mansion coming up with reasons to be angry. Now he's actually got a reason to be pissed.
those riffs were actually pretty good and heavy. vocals are terrible tho wow
I had never seen a 3 string bass before watching that video, otherwise it was a decent track
Also it said that Randy Blythe is gonna be featured on the album, gotta check that when it's out
I've always thought this band was corny but I enjoyed this song at least.
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Yeah Randy Blythe is on a track called Walk With Me... while Dave Mustaine and Max Cavalera are also guests. One of the tracks is a cover of Raining Blood and Postmortem by Slayer.
01. Civil War (feat. Dave Mustaine)
02. The Ski Mask Way
03. This Is Why We Ride
04. All Love Is Lost (feat. Max Cavalera)
05. Raining Blood / Postmortem (SLAYER medley)
06. God, Please Believe Me
07. Walk With Me… (feat. Randy Blythe)
08. Here I Go Again
09. No Lives Matter
11. Black Hoodie
Pretty good song. I only have room a for a few corny rapcore/rap rock/rap metal projects in my heart, but Body Count is definitely one of them. Also, the message is great of course.
This is actually pretty cool
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Pretty good track, might need to check these guys out more.
i find this weirdly enjoyable for some reason
Better than most of the new tracks I've heard over the past few days.
seems kind of weird to me that dave mustaine is featuring considering what kind of politics he's about vs what ice-t is about
holy shit t really cannot rap to save his life
Intro monologe was quality, if not something that's been said 50 times before though. a bit late on the train.
whole track is beyond cornball
I'm surprised that Dave Mustaine would be featured on an album like this.
Song is good though, one of the better political songs released recently.
It's because Mustaine and Body Count like money more than their personal beliefs, or they just respect each other as musicians.
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ice t the og
Best nu metal song I've heard in a while, but maybe that's not saying much. Nonpoint and Flaw put out good albums last year too
I'm relatively happy with the message of the track too, even if I don't agree with all of it.
I'm glad Ice-T is taking a public stance against the non-stop race baiting that's been going on.
best song I've heard by this band. Message is solid. Vocals could be better... much better. still good tho
I've admittedly never been a huge Body Count fan, but this track's really solid on both musical and ideological grounds. Keep up the good work, Ice T.
I remember when I saw body count at Mayhem they literally just yelled FUCK THE POLICE for a whole song. Not the greatest first impression but hell maybe they're good
no, that's pretty much just the band
Ice T is the fucking man
Track number 9 being called "No Lives Matter" is the biggest middle finger Ice T can give.
Best nu metal song I've heard in a while
Songs pretty cool, solid riffs and interesting theme. The vox are kind of subpar though
Apparently Civil War is like the "Cop Killer" of this album and relates to the two extremes (alt-right and antifa) almost going all out against each other. Perhaps that's why Ice T, the outspoken Trump critic, got the Christian conservative Dave Mustaine on it.
The political message in this song is so fucking confused
He's essentially saying "ITS ALL ABOUT RACE BUT HONESTLY ITS NOT ABOUT RACE ITS ABOUT MONEY BUT YOUR STILL WHITE SO WHO CARES BUT YOUR CALLED WHITE TRASH SO WHERE ON THE SAME SIDE"
Instrumentals are okay i guess
The way I read it is: Black Lives Matter is an important movement for establishing equality as racism is still a problem, by trying to dilute the issue you're not helping. Besides, arguing that "all lives matter" is a fallacy in and of itself because although you may try to claim equality under that, in the end you don't mean anything to those with the power and the money either. if Black Lives Matter can make a difference for black people, then it will work across the board for everyone because of the effect it would have on those in power.
That's what I think Ice is saying.
^i generally agree but thing the message was simpler than that: Black lives never mattered. proof: all of history and ice-t and his peers in the 80s and future hip hop torch bearers rapped about the same exact thing going on and public attention was never raised this significantly since rodney king. he's now saying this hatred isn't so much a "we hate black people because of their skin color, we just hate hate anyone whose poor because they have interests opposite to ours and want us to pay. hence no lives matter"
idk if it was any simpler my bad
How can Ice-T make a song like this while he's been playing a cop for years in Law and Order? lol
Maybe ice t was the criminal master mind behind all those law and order cases
it's called acting, buddy
I like this song a lot and I don't know how I feel about that.
It's called being a hypocrite. He wants to preach police brutality but he gets a fat ass check acting as one. What a bitch
It's pretty funny that someone who made a song called "Cop Killer" plays one on TV now, but being a critic of police brutality doesn't equate to hating all members of the police force in America.
Only just noticed this but...
"holy shit t really cannot rap to save his life"
Wow now that's just rap blasphemy right there.
Also just cos you play a certain role doesn't mean you endorse them. Do you think the dude who played Dexter is really a serial killer?
I assumed he was and got caught because I haven't seen him in anything since Dexter :/
He could endorse good police work and he probably does. Most people outside of extremists don't hate all cops, they just want the bad ones who abuse their power to be punished and rightfully so.
As far as I know, Ice-T's character doesn't shoot unarmed black men or abuse his power at the detriment of citizens, so saying he can't speak out on police brutality because he plays a cop on TV isn't a very good point.
As bad as some punk vocals are you could argue some of this is a punk album. Ice T goes in with the riffs.
it's not so much the concept of police as the state that defines them, and I'd assume T prefers his character to represent a cop that doesn't innately further a white supremacist agenda like most do in reality. Or it's a paycheck, whatevs.
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