Manslaughter (album)

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Manslaughter
Body Count Manslaughter.jpg
Studio album by Body Count
Released June 10, 2014
Recorded 2013-2014
Genre Thrash metal, groove metal, rap metal
Length 50:15
Label Sumerian Records
Producer Will Putney
Body Count chronology
Murder 4 Hire
(2006)Murder 4 Hire2006
Manslaughter
(2014)
Bloodlust
(2017)Bloodlust2017
Singles from Manslaughter
  1. "Talk Shit, Get Shot"
    Released: May 19, 2014

Manslaughter is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Body Count. The album was released on June 10, 2014, by Sumerian Records.[1][2]

Background[edit]

On December 9, 2012, Ice-T announced on Twitter that Body Count would begin production on a fifth studio album in January 2013.[3] The following day, Ice-T revealed that Body Count has signed with Sumerian Records.[4] Ice-T suggested that the album was going to be titled Rise![4] or Manslaughter.[5][6]

On May 10, 2013, Ice-T announced that work on the fifth studio album had begun and that it would be entitled Manslaughter. The album was released on June 10, 2014.[7] On May 19, 2014, the album's first single "Talk Shit, Get Shot" was released.[8] On May 21, 2014, the music video was released for "Talk Shit, Get Shot".[9]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[10]
All About The Rock 10/10 stars[11]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[12]
Consequence of Sound B-[13]

Gregory Heaney of AllMusic gave the album three out of five stars, saying "At this stage, Body Count haven't changed much, and really aren't likely to, which means that if you were on board with their earlier work, then Manslaughter has even more rap-influenced metal to fuel your rage. However, if you weren't sold on these guys in the first place, this album isn't likely to change your mind."[10] While Craig Hogan of All About The Rock said "This is quite possibly the best album BC have ever released."[11] Phil Freeman of Alternative Press gave the album four out of five stars, saying "Manslaughter is a ferocious, heavy record that proves once again that Ice-T and company are undeniable metal contenders, far more than a pop-cultural footnote."[12] Jon Hadusek of Consequence of Sound gave the album a B-, saying "Lyrically and musically, Manslaughter is easily Body Count’s most inspired work since their self-titled debut, because it sounds like a reconciliation of all the misconceptions the band had to deal with in the past. It’s a statement of intent this time: They want to be heard, no matter who gets offended or pissed off. If you can’t take it, don’t listen. If you can, then stop talking shit and enjoy the ride."[13]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ernie C, Ice-T and Vincent Price except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Talk Shit, Get Shot" Ernie C, Ice-T, Vincent Price, Will Putney 3:47
2. "Pray For Death" Ernie C, Ice-T, Vincent Price, Will Putney 3:40
3. "99 Problems BC" Ice-T 3:09
4. "Back To Rehab" Ernie C, Ice-T, Vincent Price, Will Putney 3:25
5. "Manslaughter"   3:13
6. "Get A Job"   3:01
7. "Institutionalized 2014" Mike Muir, Louiche Mayorga, Ice-T 3:46
8. "Pop Bubble" (featuring Jamey Jasta) Ernie C, Ice-T, Vincent Price, Will Putney 3:24
9. "Enter The Dark Side"   3:30
10. "Bitch In The Pit"   3:00
11. "Black Voodoo Sex"   3:58
12. "Wanna Be A Gangsta"   3:45
13. "I Will Always Love You"   5:14
14. "99 Problems BC - Rock mix" Ice-T 3:22

Personnel[edit]

Body Count[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Will Putney - production, mixing, mastering
  • Andrew P. Glover - additional tracking

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[14] 102

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iTunes - Music - Manslaughter by Body Count". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  2. ^ "Manslaughter: Body Count: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. 2014-05-20. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  3. ^ "Twitter / FINALLEVEL: BodyCount Fans: BodyCount is". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  4. ^ a b "Twitter / FINALLEVEL: FYI: The BodyCount deal is". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  5. ^ "Twitter / FINALLEVEL: BodyCount starts recording". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  6. ^ "Twitter / FINALLEVEL: BodyCount at 'Warpped Tour'". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  7. ^ "Ice T Says New Body Count Album 'Manslaughter' Is 'Brutal'". Blabbermouth.net. 2014-05-05. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  8. ^ "Talk Shit, Get Shot: Body Count: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. 2014-05-19. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  9. ^ Homie, Big (2014-05-22). "New Video: Ice-T x Body Count "Talk Shit, Get Shot’"". Rap Radar. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  10. ^ a b Gregory Heaney (2014-06-10). "Manslaughter - Body Count". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  11. ^ a b Craig Hogan (2014-06-16). "Body Count - Manslaughter". All About The Rock. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  12. ^ a b "Body Count - Manslaughter". Altpress.com. 2014-06-10. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  13. ^ a b Willett, Sam (2014-06-16). "Body Count – Manslaughter". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  14. ^ "Body Count – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Body Count. Retrieved 2014-06-20.