Insane Clown Posse
The Wraith: Hell's Pit


4.0
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Review

by hauntedneden USER (4 Reviews)
May 20th, 2008 | 183 replies | 56,778 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The Insane Clown Posse goes to hell. If that doesn't get your attention, nothing will.

9 of 13 thought this review was well written

The Delray-based Insane Clown Posse developed an original blend of hip-hop beats, rock-driven accompaniment, horror-themed lyrics and a heavy metal approach to rapping. Hell's Pit is a release that would probably appeal the most to non-fans. Not only is it the most hip-hop oriented of ICP's work, it also features some of the most intelligent and eloquent lyrics in their catalog.

Hell's Pit is the second half of The Wraith, the final in a series of "Joker's Cards". The previous half, Shangri-La, revealed that ICP follows God, and that the real message behind their music was always to follow Him and make it to Heaven. Hell's Pit is the dark half of the final Joker's Card, a message to the rest of humanity. The songs on Hell's Pit are about the many ways in which you can be tricked by the Devil or demonic spirits into committing acts of murder and mayhem, setting you on the straight path into the pits of hell.

"The Night of the 44", a sequel to "The Night of the Axe" off ICP's Carnival of Carnage album, sees Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope going on a murder spree with a .44 Magnum. "Basehead Attack" has Shaggy fending off crack-addicted zombies, and the album ends with "Real Underground Baby", a 13-minute instrumental with brief clips offering an overview of ICP's long career. The album features a bonus DVD which will contain either a concert performance and a music video, or a 30-minute 3D horror film.

Aside from "Bowling Balls", none of the songs are particularly fun-oriented. There is less screaming in ICP's rapping, and there are no giggly voices or fluctuations. Instead, ICP offers some of the best horror-oriented rap committed to record. On the road of life, some of us will reach our final destination...Shangri-La. Others will be misled by The Witch. Jake and Jack Jeckel will mess up their juggling act. The crank of the riddle box will be turned the wrong way. For these people, hell's pit awaits.


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Ouch
May 20th 2008



546 Comments


You explain yourself a little, but in the end there's not really that many examples of what's happening in the album. My ICP review was much worse, that's why I never reposted it.

One time I heard a song off this record, And I really didn't feel it was any good, in fact, though it probably was the best of ICP's career, it was still pretty crappy.

FR33L0RD
May 20th 2008



1461 Comments


Lame band

ninjuice
May 20th 2008



6759 Comments


features some of the most intelligent and eloquent lyrics in their catalog.
Then their other albums must have absolutely ridiculous lyrics.
Review isn't really much of a review.

Digging: Robin Skouteris - The King of ArtPOP

BroRape
May 20th 2008



803 Comments


icp straight up blows.

DaveBum69
May 20th 2008



699 Comments


I still remember when I was in like 9th grade all the dirty kids thought ICP was like the greatest thing on the planet

brandtweathers
May 20th 2008



2007 Comments


I never get tired of the militant loyalty this troupe has conjured in their followers.
The summary is AWESOME

Jom
Staff Reviewer
May 20th 2008



2633 Comments


Hi there. Can you please do me a favor and stop editing bands like Twiztid, Dark Lotus, ICP, et al with shi[font=verdana]t[/font]ty biographies? The bios that are already there don't suck and actually give descriptions of the artists, where all of yours had statements like "They may be voodoo priests" and "Everything that caused shivers down your spine, yeah, that was Twiztid" are absolutely fuc[font=verdana]k[/font]ing retarded. Thank you.

taylormemer
May 20th 2008



4913 Comments


^^

Haha. That's hilarious.

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
May 20th 2008



4926 Comments


Juggalo's strike again, each more brilliant than the last.

brandtweathers
May 20th 2008



2007 Comments


Jom means business. I think the same paragraph with no profanity would have been exponentially more intense, but it's your style, not mine.

Ouch
May 20th 2008



546 Comments


You need to describe the music more, the beats sounds like dun dun dun, the rapping sounds like dun dun dun, together they make a dun dun dun, etc.

Plus the first paragraph would have been better if you didn't curse in it.

ilikemusicthatsucks
May 21st 2008



1063 Comments


most to non-fans. Not only is it the most hip-hop oriented of ICP's work, it also features some of the most intelligent and eloquent lyrics in their catalog.


Impossible.

The previous half, Shangri-La, revealed that ICP follows God, and that the real message behind their music was always to follow Him and make it to Heaven.


LOL.

ilikemusicthatsucks
May 21st 2008



1063 Comments


OMFG, I just listened to the dumb *ss song at the end of the album before this one, where they announce "it's all about God" or whatever.

HOLY SHIT EVERYONE HERE NEEDS TO GO LISTEN TO IT NOW NOW NOW! IT'S SO FUNNY!

Ouch
May 21st 2008



546 Comments


^ lol we're back to another ICP comedy fest.

I remember when we did this to hiphoprules.

Burn2Burn
May 21st 2008



2378 Comments


somebody's little girl dreams of the things she's read.

kattunlover69
May 21st 2008



1194 Comments


with all the juggalos in her bed who hacked her to Blood....

wait wdf how did this come up?

ninjuice
May 21st 2008



6759 Comments


somebody's little girl dreams of the things she's read.

OR THE MONSTERS IN HER BED WHO HACKED HER INTO BLOODMEEEEEEEEEEAT!!

laughingaspeopledie
May 22nd 2008



25 Comments


Did any of you read this review, or are you just voting based on your hatred of the band?

Ouch
May 22nd 2008



546 Comments


The review wasn't good actually. It wasn't that detailed, and haunted's kind of angry writing kind of turns me away from the review. He could have cussed less in the review.This Message Edited On 05.22.08

laughingaspeopledie
May 22nd 2008



25 Comments


There was one "f-bomb" and either "butt" or "ass" (?).

And I didn't find the review to be all that angry, actually.This Message Edited On 05.22.08



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