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Album Review: ICP ‘Bang! Pow! Boom!’

By Joe Zajac

It’s been seven years since the Insane Clown Posse released their landmark album, The Wraith: Shangri-La, in which the clown duo came out as closet Christians and successfully veered into cult-like territory with promises of an afterlife reserved for only Juggalos, the fans of ICP.

It was a savvy business move by ICP to cement fan support, but still, being of low IQ, Juggalos were baffled nonetheless, and the general public had long since dismissed the clowns as such.

More curious about this, is that it came in the tail end of a string of albums laced with profanity, violence and ham-fisted messages of murder and carnage. These themes resonated with only the most dimwitted outcasts and dredges of society, who form the Juggalo “family.” Such themes are the norm on most ICP albums. There is no light at the end of the tunnel with the ICP discography, only disappointment, and Bang! Pow! Boom! is no different.

Make no mistake, Bang! Pow! Boom! is still an abscess on music itself. It is a whole mess of wretched piled on top of decaying meat festering in the sun for days. Though it is unlikely that anyone who listens to ICP is also able to read this review, be forewarned that only childish lyrics, nonsensical violence and whack beats await those who dare listen. If you ever wondered where dreams, aspirations and positive life choices go to die, this would be the place to start.