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Body CountBloodlust

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★★★☆ This is a surprisingly fun time. As Ice-T says himself on “Raining Blood/Postmortem”, this is equal parts Sabbath, Suicidal, and Slayer. This isn’t going to move the needle in terms of metal evolution or anything, but that’s not why you listen to Body Count. You listen because you want to hear a bunch of homies from the hood throwing down some earnest hardcore and speed metal. It’s like Brujeria, but more honest. (Also, the cameos from Randy Blythe, Max Cavalera, and Dave Mustaine are entertaining, and work with their given songs.) Most surprisingly, some of the better tracks on here are deep cuts! Well played, boys.