Bloodlust (Body Count album)

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Bloodlust
Bloodlust cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 31, 2017 [1]
Genre
Length41:00
Label Century Media
Producer Will Putney [2]
Body Count chronology
Manslaughter
(2014)
Bloodlust
(2017)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic 64/100 [3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [4]
The A.V. Club C- [5]
Pitchfork 5.7/10 [6]
Blabbermouth.net 8/10 [7]
Terrorizer 7/10 [8]
Vice (Expert Witness)A- [9]

Bloodlust is the sixth studio album by American heavy metal band Body Count. The track "Here I Go Again" is a re-recording of a demo track from Ice T's Return of the Real sessions. In its first week, it debuted at #3 in the UK Rock and Metal Chart. The track "Black Hoodie" was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. [10] The second track, No Lives Matter, deals with innocent African-American citizens who have been killed by cops. The third track, All Love Is Lost, is about husbands who are having an affair with their mistresses behind their wives backs and features Max Cavalera on guitar and vocals. The video features actress and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Kelli Giddish playing the role of the vindictive wife who killers her husband because he's cheating on her.

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.

Body Count (band) American band

Body Count is an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1990. The group is fronted by Ice-T, who co-founded the group with lead guitarist Ernie C out of their interest in heavy metal music. Ice-T took on the role of vocalist and writing the lyrics for most of the group's songs. Lead guitarist Ernie C has been responsible for writing the group's music. Their controversial self-titled debut album was released on Sire Records in 1992.

The Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance is an award presented at the Grammy Awards to recording artists for works containing quality performances in the heavy metal music genre. The Grammy Awards is an annual ceremony, where honors in several categories are presented by The Recording Academy of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position". The ceremony was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.

Contents

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Civil War" (featuring Dave Mustaine)4:23
2."The Ski Mask Way"3:36
3."This Is Why We Ride"5:26
4."All Love Is Lost" (featuring Max Cavalera)3:36
5."Raining In Blood / Postmortem 2017" (Slayer cover)4:31
6."God, Please Believe Me"1:23
7."Walk With Me…" (featuring Randy Blythe)3:07
8."Here I Go Again"3:32
9."No Lives Matter"4:23
10."Bloodlust"3:34
11."Black Hoodie"3:29
Total length:41:00

Personnel

Ice-T American rapper, songwriter, actor, record executive, and record producer

Tracy Lauren Marrow, better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American musician, rapper, songwriter, actor, record producer, and author. He began his career as an underground rapper in the 1980s and was signed to Sire Records in 1987, when he released his debut album Rhyme Pays; the second hip-hop album to carry an explicit content sticker after Slick Rick's La Di Da Di. The following year, he founded the record label Rhyme $yndicate Records and released another album, Power, which went on to go Platinum. He also released several other albums that went Gold.

Ernie C lead guitarist of heavy metal band Body Count

Ernie Cunnigan, better known by his stage name Ernie C, is an American musician best known as the lead guitarist of heavy metal band Body Count.

Juan Garcia (guitarist) Cuban-American guitarist

Juan García is a Cuban American heavy metal guitarist. He is perhaps best known as the guitarist for the thrash metal bands Agent Steel and Evildead and the power metal/speed metal band Abattoir. García is also the rhythm guitarist of Body Count.

Guest musicians

Dave Mustaine American musician

David Scott Mustaine is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, actor and author. He is best known as the co-founder, lead vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter of the American heavy metal band Megadeth, as well as the original lead guitarist of the American band Metallica.

Jason C. Miller American actor

Jason Charles Miller is an American singer-songwriter known for his solo albums as well as being the lead vocalist and guitarist of the industrial rock band Godhead. He is a voice actor in various animation and video games. He is also part of the duo The Deadly Grind. He has since begun a music career in the country music genre.

Max Cavalera Brazilian musician

Massimiliano Antonio "Max" Cavalera is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter who currently plays in heavy metal bands Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Killer Be Killed. In 1984, he co-founded the acclaimed thrash metal band Sepultura with his brother Igor Cavalera and was the band's lead singer and rhythm guitarist until he left in 1996. Cavalera was also involved in a short-lived side project called Nailbomb.

Accolades

YearPublicationCountryAccoladeRank
2017 Loudwire United States "25 Best Metal Albums of 2017"11 [11]
2017 Rolling Stone United States "20 Best Metal Albums of 2017"16 [12]
2017 AXS United States "10 Best Metal Albums of 2017"3 [13]

Charts

Chart (2017)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA) [14] 12
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) [15] 24
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) [16] 24
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) [17] 47
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100) [18] 89
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) [19] 33
French Albums (SNEP) [20] 85
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) [21] 13
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ) [22] 1
Scottish Albums (OCC) [23] 83
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) [24] 18
UK Rock and Metal (OCC)3
US Billboard 200 [25] 157

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