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Body Count released Carnivore, their 7th LP, on March 6, 2020. Bassist and songwriter Vincent Price joins us on this episode to discuss the history of the band, the band’s writing process, and musical inspirations. We also discuss how COVID-19 has affected the band’s schedule, which is an unavoidable topic during this time.
The band was formed by Ice-T in Los Angeles, California, in 1990. Price has been the bassist and a primary songwriter since 2001. Price, Will Putney, and Will Dorsey wrote much of the instrumentals on this album. Ice-T is the sole lyric writer in the band and it was interesting to hear about Ice’s dynamic with the instrumentalists in the songwriting process.
Carnivore channels raw, visceral energy throughout the entire album, especially on tracks like “Bum-Rush” and “Thee Critical Beatdown.” The band employs their hardcore roots by bringing up subjects like violence and the current state of culture in the United States. This is something that has been at the heart of the band since their inception.
The album also features guest vocals from the likes of Jamey Jasta, Amy Lee, and Riley Gale. It was intriguing to hear how these guest spots came to be in the first place. Our personal favorite is Riley Gale’s work on “Point the Finger.” If that name is unfamiliar, Riley is the vocalist for Power Trip.
This episode features four tracks from the album: “Carnivore,” “Bum-Rush,” “Point the Finger (featuring Riley Gale)”, and “Thee Critical Beatdown.”
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