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Twiztid and Horrorcore Sign of the Times

There is no denying that it takes a certain kind of person to appreciate the delight that Twiztid apparently takes in all things gory. This group is the result of the creative collaboration of two young men from Warren, Michigan who take their inspiration from serial killer horror movies and seem to have an insatiable appetite for all things macabre.

Jamie Spaniolo and Paul Methric, under their personas of Jamie Madrox and Monoxide respectively have quite a cult following among disgruntled young people who revel in their brand of music called Horrorcore.

These two musicians were the protégés of The Insane Clown Posse and they borrowed heavily from them to arrive at their theatrical stage presence. Their first album, 1998’s Mostasteless, showcased them as psychotic axe murderers, no less. It was followed by Freek Show in 2000 and Mirror Mirror in 2002. This was quickly followed by The Green Book in 2003. Man’s Myth came out in 2005, in two volumes. Twiztid released their album which featured many guest stars, Independent’s Day in 2007. Their last album till date was W.I.C.K.E.D. and it raised a lot of eyebrows when people realized that the initials stood for I Wish I Could Kill Every Day.

The band certainly knows what their niche market wants, because they have been quite successful, with their last album, W.I.C.K.E.D. becoming their highest charting album till date. It did not surprise diehard fans of this rap duo when it reached #11 on the Billboard 200.

It is no surprise that Twiztid is extremely popular with Juggalos, the fans of Insane Clown Posse. While they say that their violent lyrics give their fans a harmless outlet for their violent urges and aggressive thoughts, many people in authority beg to differ. Gatherings of Juggalos are always supervised by police because of their penchant for breaking into violence, mostly as a result of doing drugs or alcohol.

More than one murder has taken place, citing the lyrics of Horrorcore as inspiration. However, band members are quick to distance themselves from these incidences saying that people are just using them as an excuse.

It is certainly interesting to wonder why young people feel the need to identify themselves with this kind of aggressive music after all.

Perhaps the American Dream has soured for them since they have not had to strive for anything, unlike in previous generations. Some fans say that the lyrics are interesting because they are so different from the music that other bands release. They also say that its appeal lies in the fact that the music is a big break from reality. As a matter of fact, devoted fans assert that the lyrics do address important issues, but outsiders do not get the point because they are so busy focusing on the Horrorcore aspect of it.

While we ponder upon this question and others, Twiztid has just finished its 2 month tour of clubs across America to packed houses. It will be interesting to see whether they will be able to top the success of W.I.C.K.E.D. with their next offering.
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