Hell’s Pit

“Hell’s Pit may be appropriately named, if only because I felt like I was in a burning pit of Hell in my ears while listening to it. Actually, that might be preferable to ever playing this album again.” — Steve ‘Flash’ Juon

From the liner notes: “Each joker’s card is somebody’s favorite, somewhere, and that’s enough to give them life.” If an ICP CD is what’s keeping you from killing yourself, you seriously need to re-assess your priorities in life. Damn.


Intro

  • Pseudo-Christianity. Listen to it backwards as well as forwards to get the full effect.

Walk into the Darkness

  • Animal cruelty.
  • Pseudo-Christianity.
  • Rape.
  • Repeatedly makes negative, stereotypical references to “witches”, equating them with immoral people. I wonder how all those Wiccan juggalos out there reconcile this?

Suicide Hotline: splaage (spillage?).

  • Perpetuates harmful stereotypes of mental illness.
  • Misogyny.
  • Another negative reference to a “witch”.
  • Discourages the mentally ill from seeking help by casting social workers as incompetent.
  • Pseudo-Christianity.

C.P.K.’s

  • Pseudo-Christianity. (Just because they’re talking about murdering crooked preachers doesn’t change the essentially Christian frame of reference they use here. And everywhere, really.)
  • Misogyny.
  • Homophobia.

Truly Alone

  • Perpetuates harmful stereotypes of mental illness.
  • Misogyny.

Everyday I Die

  • Another negative “witch” reference.
  • Pseudo-Christianity. (Unromantic depiction of Hell.)

The Night of the .44

  • Pseudo-Christianity. (Reversed section at the very end.)

The Witch

  • Instead of just calling the creature a demon or whatever, they opted to primarily call it a “witch”. Negative stereotyping, anyone?
  • Misogyny.
  • Animal cruelty.
  • ‘I can still throw my hatchet in the air’: It’s odd that they would place this piece of “juggalo pride” into a song in which they’re personifying the kind of wickedness that they’re supposedly teaching their fans to avoid in their own lives.

Bowling Balls

  • Oh yeah, killing homeless people is HILARIOUS. :/ So much for representing the downtrodden.
  • Perpetuating negative stereotypes of mental illness.

24

  • Rape.
  • Misogyny.

Burning Up

  • Misogyny.
  • Pseudo-Christianity.

Sedatives

  • Perpetuates harmful stereotypes of mental illness.

In my Room

  • Misogyny.
  • Animal cruelty.

Angels Falling

  • Pseudo-Christianity.
  • Like many ICP songs, it reeks of self-pity.

Manic Depressive

  • Perpetuates harmful stereotypes of mental illness.

Real Underground Baby

  • Again they desperately try to promote the lie that they are underground. What a joke.
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6 Responses to Hell’s Pit

  1. zombieExecutioner says:

    Witch is a code that ICP used throughout the album as the devil. at the end of the night of the 44, leading into the witch, there is a reverse message that reveals that.

    • I realized that as I made my way through the rest of the album’s lyrics, and highlighted it accordingly. It still contributes to negatively stereotyping witches, and shows the group’s bias.

  2. zombieExecutioner says:

    What are you talking about? they are not talking about any sort of witch, just simply the devil himself. they did not want to say ”the devil” because they did not want to directly speak of him so they chose the word ”witch”. ok, ok, I will admitt you are right if you show me how it stereotypes wiccans. Im not an arguing type and I will not call you pointless names out of frustration, but I want to talk this out and see it from your point of view.

    • Using the word to denote “the devil” sullies it, and is based on a stereotypical view of what a witch is (evil). Wiccans have worked hard to reclaim the word “witch” to mean something positive. ICP, on the other hand, coming from an uneducated, Christian-derived mindset, assumed it would be a suitable way to talk about Satan. It muddies the waters. And plenty of people who only listen to their music at a surface level wouldn’t necessarily know they were talking about the devil. (Side note: The large number of anti-Christian Wiccan juggalos I’ve met seems an even more unusual phenomenon considering all of this.)

  3. zombieExecutioner says:

    True. I get what youre saying. But ICP has acknowledged that there are juggalos of different, all religions actually, but theyre on Gods side and because of that they look at things from a christians point of view (which in this case, a witch being evil). Their goal was not to force christian beliefs on people, but to try to convince them to take Gods side and to give a background of their religious beliefs. so yeah, I get what youre saying about the wiccan/witch thing. But you know, I saw that you posted this on Bloodstepps facebook and I thought I would check it out. And I thought it was interesting. But you have your opinions, I have mine, and Im glad you could talk without this leading into an argument. Have a nice day 🙂 And still much respect, MCL

    • They may not be forcing people to convert to Christianity, but conversion is their goal nonetheless. In a world stultified by religion-based ignorance and violence, this isn’t acceptable.

      I appreciate the civil dialogue, though. Peace out. 🙂

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