To say that 2012 is a big year for both Psychopathic Records and the art from of horror rap as a whole would be a vast understatement. Sure, there have been instances in years past when a new Twiztid album and a new Insane Clown Posse album were both released, but the last time that happened was 2009.
In 2012, when Psychopathic Records and Horror Rap are more popular than theyve ever been before, and more well known than theyve ever been before, the release of the new Twiztid album (titled Abominationz) due out on October 23rd and the new Insane Clown Posse album, The Mighty Death Pop!, that came out on the 14th, this year is something special for Psychopathic Records.
Maybe Im alone in thinking this, but it would appear that despite all the hype behind Psychopathic Records release of The Mighty Death Pop!, a good amount of horror rap enthusiasts are actually more excited for the new Twiztid album than they are for The Mighty Death Pop!
There are several potential reasons for this buzz around the new Twiztid album. For one, many of the long time horror rap fans are skeptical about the quality of The Mighty Death Pop! Many of these fans, most very committed to anything Psychopathic Records puts out, were left lukewarm with ICPs last release, Bang! Pow! Boom! and now are writing off 2 Dope and Violent J as too old and soft to make any meaningful horror rap.
Similarly, these same Psychopathic Records and horror rap fans exist as such because they disdain mainstream culture, and its no underestimation to say that perhaps, in their eyes, ICP has been receiving too much attention from the public sphere as of late, whether for better or for worse.
On the other hand, the new Twiztid album (also horror rap-centric and also being released by Psychopathic Records) is arguably poised for strong sales numbers and fan appreciation. Sure, Spaniolo and Methric may be just as old as Ustler and Bruce of ICP, but they havent been worn out by an exhaustingly long career, and they havent been forced to fight mainstream scrutiny to nearly the extent that Bruce and Utlser have.
For those reasons alone, the new Twiztid album has a leg up on The Mighty Death Pop!: its creators arent worn out. Moreover, Twiztid, and every new Twiztid album for that matter, has always maintained dark horse status in the Psychopathic Records family. As was mentioned
earlier, horror rap fans and Psychopathic Records fans appreciate lesser-known art.
The new Twiztid albums title, Abominationz, has a title thats equally horror rap as The Mighty Death Pop!, but something tells me there will be fewer “soft” songs on Abominationz than The Mighty Death Pop! That is something all horror rap fans can look forward to.