On Devil’s Night, Detroit’s own Twiztid returned downtown for another edition of their annual Fright Fest. This time the event was held at the Majestic Theatre, which proved to be a bit too tight as the place was packed to capacity.
This year’s event was a great mix of some of the underground’s biggest hip hop/rock hybrid artists. Each set got the crowd more and more pumped before Twiztid burst onto the stage to close out the show.
SCUM kicked things off with a solid set of energetic flow that immediately got the crowd moving along. Wolfpac were the next act to take the stage and kicked things into a even higher gear as they burst onto the stage complete with their usual array of strippers and hard-hitting in-your-face music. The band was also the first to really get a crowd mosh pit rolling.
R.O.C. was up next and kept the energy level high as he moved through some of his most popular songs from “I’m Here” to “Spawned” to “Hello”. He was followed up by Prozak, whose set included some tracks from his new release Black Ink as well as a array of songs from his other releases including “Last Breath” from his Project Deadman days. Prozak also took to the crowd for a performance of “Good Enough”.
Boondox then stole the show with a blistering set of tracks taken from all of his releases from opener “They Pray With Snakes” to “Lake of Fire” to “Cold Cruel World”. The rapper was on fire as he got the entire crowd involved as they helped sing along throughout the set.
Blaze Ya Dead Homie then took advantage of the crowd high as he continued the sing-a-long moments and had them all moving along with him as he sprung from one side of the stage to the next. The set included some tracks from his upcoming release The Casket Factory. The set highlight was a booming performance of “Touch of Death”.
Recently Twiztid had played some experimental dates with the band The Wickedness and after hearing some complaints that they hadn’t tried it out in their hometown, they kicked off their set with the full band and the track “Afraid of the Dark”. Unfortunately, due to some technical issues, the band was actually drowning out Twiztid so the band took a quick break as they tried to get things going and then decided to move forward on their own.
Later in the set after the issues were fixed, Twiztid allowed the crowd to decide whether they wanted The Wickedness to return or whether they wanted to stick with the “old school” performance. By overwhelming response the show was continued as usual with just the duo on stage doing what they do best.
“Hom Sha Bom” stood out in the setlist and the band managed to hit some new tracks from their latest release The Darkness but also managed to touch on the different releases from their Psychopathic Records days. Blaze also came back out to perform a couple of tracks with the duo.
Throughout the set, both Jamie Madrox and Monoxide engaged the crowd in hilarious banter and joked amongst themselves. The pair closed things out by dedicating the track “LDLHA-IBCSYWA” to a fan who recently passed away as well as to everyone that has been lost. After the song, Twiztid took a few moments to thank the crowd for always supporting them throughout the years.