After the deaths of Beatmaster V in 1996 (shortly after the recording of Violent Demise), Mooseman
in 2001 and D-Roc in 2004 during the recording of this album, it's clear that the remaining
members of Body Count (fleshed out with OT, Bendrix and Vincent Price) didn't have their hearts in
this effort and seemed to just be doing it out of a sense of obligation towards their fallen
bandmates. With Ice T on the other side of the country, matters weren't helped. It all seems like
they lost their ability to enjoy themselves on this album and it wouldn't be until Manslaughter in
2014 when that energy returned.