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Violent Demise: The Last Days is the third studio album by American heavy metal band Body Count. The album was released on March 11, 1997, by Virgin Records. 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.

Violent Demise: The Last Days
Violent Demise Last Days.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 11, 1997
Recorded1996
GenreSpeed metal[1]
Length46:18
LabelVirgin
ProducerHoward 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. "I Used to Love Her"
    Released: 1997[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(neither)[3]
Rolling Stone1/5 stars[4]

Contents

Lyrics and themesEdit

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.[5]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Interview"1:08
2."My Way" (featuring Raw Breed)3:11
3."Strippers Intro"0:18
4."Strippers"4:33
5."Truth Or Death"3:14
6."Violent Demise"3:44
7."Bring It To Pain"4:27
8."Music Business"0:12
9."I Used To Love Her"3:16
10."Root Of All Evil"4:23
11."Dead Man Walking"4:50
12."Interview End"0:21
13."You're Fuckin' With BC"3:29
14."Ernie's Intro"0:15
15."Dr. K"2:48
16."Last Days"6:03

PersonnelEdit

  • Ice-T – lead vocals
  • Ernie C – lead guitar, guitar synthesizer
  • D-Roc the Executioner – rhythm guitar
  • Griz – bass guitar, loops and samples
  • Beatmaster V – drums
  • Jonathon James – drums
  • Sean E Sean – sampler, backing vocals
  • Sean E. Mac – hype man, backing vocals

Guest musiciansEdit

  • Raw Breed - vocals on "My Way"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Stephen Thomas Erlewine (1997-03-11). "Violent Demise: Last Days - Body Count | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  2. ^ "Body Count I Used to Love Her". Spirit of Metal. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  3. ^ "CG: Artist 2562". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan, ed. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. p. 90. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  5. ^ 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.