Violent Demise: The Last Days

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Violent Demise: The Last Days
Studio album by Body Count
Released March 11, 1997
Recorded 1996
Genre Heavy metal, thrash metal
Length 46:18
Label Virgin Records
Producer Howard Benson
Body Count chronology
Born Dead
(1994)
Violent Demise: The Last Days
(1997)
Murder 4 Hire
(2006)
Singles from Violent Demise: The Last Days
  1. "Violent Demise"
    Released: 1997
  2. "Last Days"
    Released: 1997
  3. "I Used to Love Her"
    Released: 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Juice Magazine 6.5/10 stars link
Robert Christgau (neither) link
Rolling Stone 1/5 stars[1]

Violent Demise: The Last Days is the third album by American heavy metal band Body Count, released in 1997. It is the last album to feature drummer Beatmaster V, who died of leukemia following the recording of the album, which is dedicated to him.

Lyrics and themes[edit]

Among other subjects, the album features songs focusing on topical subjects such as the O. J. Simpson murder case ("I Used To Love Her") and Dr. Jack Kevorkian ("Dr. K"). The cover art depicts the hand signs of the gangs Bloods and Crips, which the band's initials, "B.C." stand for.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Interview" — 1:08 (Ice T)
  2. "My Way" featuring Raw Breed — 3:11 (Ice T/Body Count)
  3. "Strippers Intro" — 0:18 (Ice T)
  4. "Strippers" — 4:33 (Ice T/Body Count)
  5. "Truth Or Death" — 3:14 (Ice T/Body Count)
  6. "Violent Demise" — 3:44 (Ice T/Body Count)
  7. "Bring It To Pain" — 4:27 (Ice T/Body Count)
  8. "Music Business" — 0:12 (Ice T)
  9. "I Used To Love Her" — 3:16 (Ice T/Body Count)
  10. "Root Of All Evil" — 4:23 (Ice T/Body Count)
  11. "Dead Man Walking" — 4:50 (Ice T/Body Count)
  12. "Interview End" — 0:21 (Ice T)
  13. "You're Fuckin' With BC" — 3:29 (Ice T/Body Count)
  14. "Ernie's Intro" — 0:15 (Ice T)
  15. "Dr. K" — 2:48 (Ernie-C)
  16. "Last Days" — 6:03 (Ice T/Body Count)

The Japanese edition of the album contained a bonus track, "The Law," which featured the instrumental track for "I Used To Love Her" paired with an alternate vocal track.

Personnel[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Brackett, Nathan, ed. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. p. 90. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  2. ^ Marrow, Tracy; Century, Douglas (2011). "Freedom of Speech". Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption—from South Central to Hollywood. Random House. pp. 127–140. ISBN 978-0-345-52328-0.