feature: body count takes on slayer with cover of hardcore classic “raining blood”

July 1, 2016

Body Count, the controversial heavy metal band fronted by Ice-T, has been making audiences virtually jump out their skin over the past 25 years. Known for it’s lyrical reality checks, and intimidatingly electrifying performances, the primarily all- African American group brings heavy metal sound to a deeper, more grounded level; appealing to multiple audiences. Coming out with a new album-‘Bloodlust’- in 2017, Body count shocked listeners yet again as they released a clip of them rehearsing Slayer’s iconic song ‘Raining Blood’. The band’s infectious interpretation of the song add a familiar rap vibe, as they masterfully match the famous riffs and melodies. Heavy metal audiences everywhere are itching to hear more, and so are we. Check out their cover below. 

By Cree B. McClellan, AFROPUNK contributor