The Amazing Jeckel Brothers (Limited Edition)
Insane Clown Posse
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Within every man there is a fight, a struggle between good and evil. Within each man is the ability to create much good or much destruction — it is up to the individual to decide which path to take. An angel, perhaps named Jake, urges each individual to follow the path of righteousness; a devil, perhaps named Jack, urges everyone to walk the path of darkness. Sadly, Jack and Jake are fat guys in clown makeup. Yes, it's true that the Insane Clown Posse are back with their fifth proper album (or, in juggalo parlance, the fifth joker card) — and this time, they have alter egos! And a morality tale to tell! For The Amazing Jeckel Brothers is a full-fledged concept album about the 19 circles of hell and how each man is torn between the juggling balls of goodness and spraying evil soda on paying patrons. Or something. Certainly, the very fact that ICP is writing a concept album illustrates their growing ambition, and the cast of cameos illustrates their changing audience and stature. Where The Great Milenko, the legendary botched major-label debut, was targeted at white-boy, adolescent metalheads — really, how could any album that contained guest spots from Alice Cooper, Slash, Steve Jones and Legs Diamond be anything else? — The Amazing Jeckel Brothers contains cameos from Snoop Dogg and Ol' Dirty Bastard, plus a cover of a Geto Boys song, which brings ICP to street level...or at least the street level that gangsta-loving suburban high schoolers love. Still, the harder beats and the slight removal of metallic tendencies give the album a fresher feel, and the concept, however muddled it may be, does give the album real structure and momentum. So, if The Amazing Jeckel Brothers does prove to give the Insane Clown Posse a large audience — the kind fellow Detroit jesters Eminem and Kid Rock earned in early 1999 — it won't just because they've hung around long enough or that their peers have paved the way. It will be because they've actually delivered an album that comes close to fulfilling whatever promise their ridiculous, carnivalesque blend of hardcore hip-hop and shock-metal had in the first place. True, The Amazing Jeckel Brothers will still annoy anyone who believes ICP are, for lack of a better word, jackasses, but it will satisfy the juggalos, and the music is clever enough to expand their audience — a triumph of some sort.
Im a die-hard rock and metal fan and I love this album and artist. I get tired of people bashing this band... I always thought of this album and as a dark hip-hop album, but it claims to be rock? Interesting. If you don't want the whole album, then I recommend just getting the song "F**ck The World."
There really needs to be a "zero star" option.
The beats are okay, I guess. Meh. The rhymes are laughable, though. Just...childish and stupid. Like something an aspiring fifth grade homocidal poet would write. Who knows, they might sound all right if whoever sang them had any flow at all. I think it's kind of laughable how all these angry white kids are devoting themselves to a group of false musicians who look like clowns. Clowns are nice and all, of course. I just don't get why insane clowns appeal to anybody. Juggalos are stupid.
I've been waitin a while to get this!!! This is better than i thought it was going to be, plus it has assasins on it. So yeah, all the juggalos gotta get this. MCL- Ninjoo
Formed: 1990 in Detroit, MI
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s
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