Iron-Cast

What happens when a metalhead, a classic rock fan and a semi-drunken semi-hipster decide to talk music and more.

Episode 43 - Iron Maiden - Powerslave

July 30th, 2016

Today, Iron-Cast takes our second look into Iron Maiden's catalogue, discussing their 1984 release, "Powerslave". Building off of the success of their previous release, "Powerslave" quickly launched Iron Maiden's fame into the stratosphere. But what of this album? Is it another in a string of Iron Maiden's early 80's masterpieces, or is it an overrated piece of early prog metal? Tune in to find out.

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Episode 42 - The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

July 23rd, 2016

Today, Iron-Cast delves into a time when alternative music really was an alternative to the mainstream, discussing The Smiths' 1986 release, "The Queen Is Dead". In the thirty years since its' release, "The Queen Is Dead" has become an indie darling, and has been hailed by critics as one of the best albums of the 1980s. However, the album's reception by the public has been modest (at least as far as the US is concerned) and the album has also been a little polarizing. So, what of this album? Is it one of the best albums of the 1980s or is it an album with an over-inflated reputation? Tune in to find out.

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Episode 41 - The Ramones - Brain Drain w/ Special Guest James Gillman

July 16th, 2016

Join us as one of the winners of Iron-Cast's Guilty Pleasure Month Contest, James Gillman, sits in with us as we delve into our second look at arguably the greatest American band ever, The Ramones. This time, we're discussing their oft-maligned 1989 release, "Brain Drain". But what of this album? Is it worthy of its reputation of being a dumpster fire of an album, or are there hidden gems buried within? Tune in to find out.

Check out James' YouTube page here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFr4ghvDGcB1Tklq0lusr2Q

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Episode 40 - Queen - Queen II

July 9th, 2016

Today, we're taking our second foray into Queen's discography by looking into their second album, 1974's "Queen II". Recorded while the band members were still working day jobs, Queen created a sound on "Queen II" that would become a hallmark of the band. But what of this album? Was it an art rock masterpiece or was it the over-produced dregs of glam rock? Tune in to find out. We also discuss our favorite moments from episodes thirty-one to forty.

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Episode 39 - Pixies - Bossanova

July 2nd, 2016

Join us as we take our first look into one of those bands that seemed to be a victim of bad-timing, Pixies. While Pixies paved the way for "alternative music" to dominate the Top 40 in the 1990s, they didn't get to reap the rewards of their efforts due to their break-up in late 1992/early 1993. Here, we delve into Pixies' third studio album, "Bossanova" (released in 1990). Recorded on the heels of their breakthrough album, "Doolittle", this album was a departure from their previous release. But what of this album? Was "Bossanova" a worthy successor to their previous breakthrough or was it a rushed and disjointed effort that took a few steps backward? Tune in to find out, only on Iron-Cast.

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