Twiztid
Independents Day


3.0
good

Review

by Bulldog USER (114 Reviews)
January 27th, 2010 | 24 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A better, more serious version of ICP, and the best part is you don't have to join a cult to like them.

I’ve never been a big cinema person. Just something about it, the eight dollar popcorn buckets…the endless pre-movie advertisements…the middle school couple making out behind me, it’s just not my kind of thing. But especially during Halloween. What the hell happened to scary movies, anyway? They used to be creepy, eerie, and suspenseful, but now they’re just gory, predictable slasher films that bore me half to death. Speaking of which, the same thing has happened to horrorcore. Groups like Three 6 Mafia used spooky satanic lyrics and sinister beats to create rap’s equivalent of suspenseful horror movies, but the entire subgenre has just gone south, or rather up north. A staple within the subgenre, clown rap duo Twiztid from Detroit, Michigan exemplify the slasher films – err, albums – that are the exact reason I don’t attend theatres in the fall.

Horrorcore is usually entertaining, and really can’t go horribly wrong, although it’s just gangsta rap minus sex, drugs, money, and replaced with a graphic description of the violence, and Independent’s Day really couldn’t fit this more. With grotesque, sadistic lyrics like “F*ck you and your platinum chains/I’d rather rip out your intestines and wear it on my neck just the same,” Twiztid should be kept far away from your mother and sister. As well as any friends that want great punchlines, because Madrox and Monoxide utterly fail when it comes to this, with mockable lines like “[i]I f*cked this one bitch raw like porno flicks/She was working my d*ck like my sh*t was a joystick,” thrown around. But, this is slasher rap, and it’s not something one should be looking for. Especially considering guest artists like ICP, Tech N9ne, and The Dayton Family scream this out.

But, despite their gruesome, graphic lyrics, their production creates the suspenseful feel that I absolutely adore. The ghastly background “hoooo’s,” dark, underlying piano sample and the creepy violins of Bury ‘em All serve to create an atmospheric, supernatural mood as do the low-lying, screechy, stretched-out guitars, gentle twinkles, and prolonged strings of Sex, Drugs, Money & Murder. But the production and lyrics aren’t at all the problem on this album.

It’s the rapping, bluntly stated – basically every aspect of it [the rapping.] While they both have simple flows and deliveries that bring nothing special to the concoction, their voices are at best, highly annoying, and at worst, intolerable. Jamie Madrox’s voice just obviously suggests “white trash” and Monoxide’s voice is a croaky, rough, low grunt and is rather painful to hear. And all elements of the rapping hurt the sound component of the album, which never bodes well in any case.

This isn’t the best horrorcore you can get by far, and this is one of those “feast or famine” albums to a large majority of people. Surely enough, Independent’s Day has its flaws, mainly manifesting themselves within the voiceboxes of Monoxide and Jamie Madrox. This album isn’t excellent, and is rather quite far from it. But 57 minutes of this for ten dollars is a helluva lot better than seeing some ditzy, busty college babes and their jerk boyfriends get axed to death by some psychotic lunatic for 100 minutes for twenty bucks by far any day.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
O.J. Simpson
January 28th 2010


408 Comments


loved the intro and conclusion. The middle paragraphs are decent too, so pos.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
January 28th 2010


8026 Comments


You may not have to join a cult but you still have to enter that creepy all-ICP section of Hot Topic

PanasonicYouth
January 28th 2010


7412 Comments


read the summary and stopped reading.
buying into twiztid is giving money to psychopathic.
which is giving icp money cuz they run the damn thing.
sooooooooooo
yeah

Bulldog
January 28th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Hahaha, I stay the hell away from that store. Although my middle-school sister loves it, that and NeverShoutNever and 3OH!3. I listened to NSN's new CD, because I dissed them with only hearing a couple songs by them she said, and that I couldn't do that. And also, just to say I did and then talk about how terrible he is to her. I was right, they suck. But anyways.

TheEnforcer
January 28th 2010


270 Comments


"wigger musicians"

no tact whatsoever, neg

Bulldog
January 28th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I don't believe that was included in the review, but kk.

TheEnforcer
January 28th 2010


270 Comments


lol just wanted to see what you'd do

Dryden
January 28th 2010


13287 Comments


lol

Bulldog
January 28th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Oh haha. Pos, wow. Thanks man :-D

iisblackstar
January 28th 2010


431 Comments


Will definitely not check this but a good review all the same

WatchItExplode
January 28th 2010


3316 Comments


more like "Dependents day" yeah celebration! (for tax purposes)

combustion07
January 28th 2010


5420 Comments


lol I thought I would be the only person in sputnik history to give a good review for Twiztid that wasn't a troll....I was wrong
Good review, pos'd

Bulldog
January 28th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Thanks, and Twiztid is good, they're just not the greatest thing in rap, or even horrocore, to ever to exist

Bulldog
January 28th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

To ever exist*

Relinquished
January 28th 2010


26107 Comments


You know you have an edit button for your posts

Bulldog
January 28th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Just now noticed that. Wow, I feel n00by.

djon96
October 29th 2010


131 Comments


You don't have to join a cult to like ICP, either.

Counterfeit
October 29th 2010


17819 Comments


yeah you do lol

djon96
October 29th 2010


131 Comments


No, you don't. They make music, and you either like it or not.

PanasonicYouth
October 29th 2010


7412 Comments


and if you do like it you get sucked into a huge pyramid scheme to buy their merch and buy other psychopathic label albums and you just keep giving and giving



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