Bad Blood (Ice album)

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Bad Blood
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Studio album by Ice
Released October 20, 1998
Recorded ???
Genre Industrial hip-hop
Length53:46
Label Morpheus Records

In Bloom/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records
47068
Producer Kevin Martin
Ice chronology
Under the Skin
(1993)
Bad Blood
(1998)
Professional ratings
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Bad Blood is the second and final album by Ice. The album is most notable for its fusion of industrial music and hip hop, as well as the number of guests on the album.

Ice is an industrial music band formed by guitarist Justin Broadrick and saxophonist/vocalist Kevin Martin.

Industrial music is a genre of experimental music which draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes. AllMusic defines industrial music as the "most abrasive and aggressive fusion of rock and electronic music" that was "initially a blend of avant-garde electronics experiments and punk provocation". The term was coined in the mid-1970s with the founding of Industrial Records by members of Throbbing Gristle and Monte Cazazza. While the genre name originated with Throbbing Gristle's emergence in the United Kingdom, concentrations of artists and labels vital to the genre also emerged in Chicago.

Hip hop music music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping

Hip hop music, also called hip-hop or rap music, is a music genre developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans in the late 1970s which consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching with turntables, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records, and rhythmic beatboxing. While often used to refer solely to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing, turntablism, scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.

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Track listing

  1. "X-1" – 7:13
  2. "The Snakepit" – 5:54
    • Scratches – DJ Vadim
    • Vocals – Blixa Bargeld, Toastie Taylor
    DJ Vadim Russian DJ

    Vadim Peare, known professionally as DJ Vadim, is a prolific DJ and producer born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and raised in London. He's also a promoter, record collector, radio presenter, occasional painter and writer, whose music combines hip hop, soul, reggae and electronica. He previously ran Jazz Fudge.

  3. "Trapped in Three Dimensions" – 7:38
    • Vocals: A-Syde, El-P
  4. "Dusted" – 6:53
    • Vocals: Sebastian Laws, Sensational
  5. "A New Breed of Rat" – 11:55
    • Vocals: Blixa Bargeld
  6. "Devils" – 7:04
  7. "When Two Worlds Collide" – 7:09
    • Scratches - DJ Vadim
    • Vocals - Blixa Bargeld, Priest, Sebastian Laws

Personnel

Ice
Kevin Martin (British musician) English dubstep musician

Kevin Martin is a musician, record producer and journalist, often known under his recording alias The Bug from England, UK. Martin moved from Weymouth to London around 1990 and is now currently based in Berlin, Germany. He has been active for over two decades, in the genres of dub, jazzcore, industrial hip hop, dancehall, and dubstep.

Justin Broadrick Record producer, musician, singer

Justin Karl Michael Broadrick is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist and drummer. He is best known as a founding member of the band Godflesh, one of the first bands to combine elements of extreme metal and industrial music. He was briefly in the English grindcore band Napalm Death when he was a teenager in the mid-1980s, writing and recording guitar for Side One of Napalm Death's debut album, Scum. Broadrick has also maintained a parallel career as a producer, producing records and remixes for groups such as Pantera, Isis, Mogwai and Hydra Head labelmates Pelican. Since 2012, he has been releasing hard techno music under the solo moniker JK Flesh. Broadrick has set up record labels such as HeadDirt, Avalanche Recordings, Post Mortem Productions, Lo Fibre and Heartache.

Additional personnel

Scott Harding, sometimes credited as Scotty Hard, is a Canadian producer and musician who is based in New York City and who has worked in underground hip-hop and jazz.

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