Body Count Feat. Ice-T

Body Count Feat. Ice-T
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2015 / 2018 / 2020

Genre

Thrash Metal

Country

United States

Biography

Body Count are the undisputed pioneers of rap metal. Fronted by rap guru Ice-T, the group start their metal adventure in 1990, releasing their self-titled debut two years later. Ice-T doesn’t like to mince words and his metal project is the perfect vehicle to ventilate much of his frustration and discontent. He doesn’t shy away from any topic and the track ‘Cop Killer’ triggers a heated controversy. Subsequent pressings see the incendiary track removed but not before kick-starting Body Count’s career. The recipe on their fifth album ‘Manslaughter’ (2014) is still the same. Both lyrically and musically Body Count are not a rap star’s hobby project, they’re the real deal. The lyrics are lethal and the thrashcore/groove metal vibe is infectious. More topical than ever before due to a long list of incidents involving police brutality, Ice T’s message that all lives matter never resonated louder than on ‘Bloodlust’ (2017). Things never change, or do they? Body Count took no prisoners at GMM2018 and that’s another thing that’ll never change (#GMM20)