Entertainment Weekly - 9/23/94, p.71
"...mix slasher-film imagery with social criticism in a way that's smarter--and hookier--than anything by your average Satan worshipers..." - Rating: B
Q - 10/94, p.1063 Stars
- Good - "...Listening to the chugging Black Sabbath riffs of Born Dead, it's clear that Body Count function primarily as a kind of punchbag for Ice..."
NME (Magazine) - 9/3/94, p.52
7 - Very Good - "...this is an album aimed squarely at the suburban Beavis & Butt-Heads, middle America's white youth...Making a killer rock album is Ice-T's best revenge on white corporate Amerika..."
Body Count: Ice-T (vocals); Ernie C (acoustic & electric guitars); D-Roc (guitar); Mooseman (bass); Beatmaster "V" (drums); Sean E. Sean, Sean E. Mack.
Personnel: Ice-T (vocals); Ernie C. (guitar, acoustic guitar); Beatmaster V (drums).
Recording information: Cliffhanger Studios; One On One Studios, North Hollywood, CA; Red Zone; Rumbo Records; Syndicate Studio West.
There was a lot of controversy over "Cop Killer" and Body Count's debut, and Born Dead replicates all of Body Count, including the attempts at social commentary and "Body Count, Body Count, Body Count, BC, BC, BC" chants. Ice-T's band sounds like a heavy metal relic from the late '80s. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine