Body Count – Body Count
Body Count is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1990. The group is fronted by Ice-T, who first established himself as a rapper but 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 Body Count’s songs, while Ernie C has been responsible for writing the group’s music. Body Count’s musical style derives from the dark, ominous tones of traditional heavy metal bands such as Black Sabbath and thrash metal bands such as Slayer, as well as hardcore punk’s aggressiveness. Body Count is their eponymous debut studio, released on March 10, 1992 by Sire Records. The album’s material focuses on various social and political issues ranging from police brutality to drug abuse. With this release the band is believed to have helped pave the way for the mainstream success of the rap metal genre, although the album itself does not feature rapping in any of its songs.
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