Twiztid have been releasing albums pretty consistently since forming out of the former House of Krazees. For what it's worth, most of their albums have been a pretty solid mix of horror-themed rap, stoner anthems, the occasional sex rap and tributes to rappers Jamie Madrox and Monoxide's nerdier interests, like toys and comic books. W.I.C.K.E.D.
differentiates from past albums by the duo in devoting itself almost solely to horror themes, which makes this album stand out from the rest of their catalog. The title stands for "Wish I Could Kill Every Day". The introduction sets up the concept that once a crazed killer has murdered everyone else in the world, will he commit suicide or sit alone in his personalized hell?
The spooky spoken intro and "Kill With Us", a kind of thrash metal-type track, set the mood for the album, and we jump into the duo's regular hip hop style. Two different singles present opposite horror intentions: "Buckets of Blood", as viewed with its music video, is a cartoon song, and naturally the video the associates with it is animated. "HA Ha HA Ha HA Ha" is a different case altogether. It's quite possibly one of the most unsettling and scariest songs ever produced, and the associated music video is the closest thing the duo has ever come to producing a slasher film. The song itself is scary on its own - a song told from the point of a serial killer describing some of his daily life, but the video itself (which is in black and white and features both members as two very different serial killers who eventually cross paths) is genuinely more creepy than most modern horror movies.
Quite a wide range of horror subject matter is covered here: suicide pops up in "Death Note", there's a haunted hotel story in "Krossroads Inn", the idea of being buried alive is covered in the soul-funk-esque "All of the Above", psychological horror (and a touch of teen angst) provides the backbone for "They Told Me", tortured love is overviewed in "Bella Morte", and the beyond is approached in "When I Get to Hell" (because Heaven is clearly out of the question for these characters).
Ending the album is the rock track "Woe Woe", which not only works in the context of the album, but is solid enough to be enjoyed outside of its original tracklist. It's dark, it's moody, and it's not the kind of song you would expect from this group. Not that the group hasn't done rock music before - Their Mutant
album was entirely devoted to this - but this song is unlike any rock or hip hop track the band has ever done.
While some editions of the album come with bonus tracks, the album is significantly better without them. The bonus tracks aren't bad, though. They're good, but the album works best within its concept and storyline without them. If you decide to stock up on horrorcore, this is definitely an album worth picking up. This is a great horror album. It even includes a solid club rap: "Whoop - Whoop", which is perfect Halloween party material, including some memorable horror-themed rhymes and the album's sole shot-out to marijuana.