Do they reinforce your fear of clowns or do they destroy your in fear of clowns?! For me, they probably shattered my fear in clowns. They're probably the best clown music act right next to The Clowns (band from Switzerland) and The Adicts's Monkey singer (he's a clown). :P ICP is great!
Скатились в совсем неслушабельный и скучный мусор, но Shangri-La, The Tempest, The Great Milenko и в чуть меньшей степени Hell's Pit - это вышка, вообще один из лучших хорроркоров, что мне доводилось слушать.
It really depends on taste. As I started with their first albums (called as well just "first deck") I got bad impression on them; but when I gave them one more chance, starting with newer stuff, I fell in love. But there are many hardcore fans saying only old stuff is legit - so you see, depends on listener. / But anyway, I definitely agree with your first post - I see ICP as one of the better rap groups in american rap, honestly.
Well if you like rap with comedy and with a undertone of violence, almost slapstic. You'll love ICP. If you like odd shit because it's diffrent and you'll probably never hear anything like it. You'll love ICP. The haters you're making ICP famous. GJ and MFCL