It is very important to note that by the time I’d reached the second song on Iron-E’s album Sandwich Express, I was sharing the URL with all of my friends. This is the kind of stuff I love to hear on a regular basis; heavy, fun music that is both serious but fun at the same time, and isn’t afraid to have it’s own personality.
This was an album that was a great time, all the way around. From the moment I started listening to “Entre” I thought oh boy, here we go. I could already tell by the format of this storytelling intro that this is going to be quite an experience.
The following song “Sandwich Express” evolves from a very serious beginning to an extremely fun experience. It has a nice blues beginning but let me tell you, when it got heavy metal I almost lost my mind – no, I certifiably lost my mind. This is the song that made me share, though I still had more album to listen to.
From there, everything became a blur of incredibly good times. The sensory song “Trippin’ on MSG” is awesome, as was “Muzak.” The quick shuffling melody of “Truckers of the Old West” really caught my attention and got great very quickly, while “Infomercial” had me laughing like a maniac. I loved the beat boxing as well.“So I Punched ‘em in the Face” was everything I wanted it to be, high spirited with a nice dose of I don’t give a what, to make it a really fun song to listen to.
“Love to the Top” is such a classically awesome metal song. That’s what gives it the allure, that it’s so classic, while “Scarecrow Noir” is an awesome song that’s also appropriately themed. My cat is also looking at me funny for all of my motion, which is a good sign.
I really had a good time listening to this album, with all of its metal nuances and hilarious undertones. Iron-E takes themselves seriously, but not too much so; this is something I can listen to when I’m in a bad mood and instantly feel better.
This isn’t music with a beginning and end; rather, it’s music that is easily applicable to any situation or mindset. That was an aspect I thoroughly enjoyed. I had a great time listening to this album, and I am fully confident that anyone else who gives it a listen will have a great time as well.
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