Iron-Cast

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

Episode 47 - Off the Rails Month, Part IV - Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music

August 27th, 2016

Iron-Cast closes out "Off the Rails Month", where we review albums that came out of left field, with what has to be the ultimate off the rails album, Lou Reed's 1975 release, "Metal Machine Music". Even though this album (a double album that has only one hour-long song) was withdrawn within a few weeks of its release, "Metal Machine Music" has become a bit of a legend. This status has been aided by the fact that Lou Reed never really stated what brought about this album. So what of this album? Is it a piece of experimental avant-garde art and proto-industrial gold, or is it a gigantic middle finger designed to fulfill a recording contract? Tune in to find out.

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Episode 46 - Off the Rails Month, Part III - Metallica - St. Anger

August 20th, 2016

Today, Iron-Cast continues "Off the Rails Month", where we review albums that came out of left field, with an album that has to be a poster-child for albums that went off the rails. That's right, Iron-Cast delves into Metallica's "St. Anger". This album left so many questions upon its release... Who was the high school sophomore who wrote the lyrics? ... Why did Lars decide to play on a toy drum set? ... Should we cut them some slack because they only had 11 months to record this album? ... and How many times did Cliff Burton spin in his grave when this album was released? But what of this album? Is this a misunderstood album that goes back to the band's roots, or is this the half-assed effort of artists who have lost touch with their fans and with everything? Tune in to find out.

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Episode 45 - Off the Rails Month, Part II - Morbid Angel - Illud Divinum Insanus

August 13th, 2016

Join us for "Part Deux" of our "Off the Rails Month", where we review albums that came out of left field. Today, we at Iron-Cast continue this month by asking that musical question, "Why not review an album that was featured in our Top 5 Most Disappointing Albums episode?", when we discuss Morbid Angel's "Illud Divinum Insanus". Initially praised by metal artists before its release, this album was widely panned by fans who had waited eight years for this album. But what about this album? Did its use of industrial elements create a twisted confrontational masterpiece, or was it a failed experiment and a joke? Tune in to find out.

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Episode 44 - Off the Rails Month, Part I - KISS - Music from The Elder

August 6th, 2016

Join us as Iron-Cast brings you the first part of a new month-long theme.This time it's "Off the Rails Month", where we take a look at albums that seemingly came out of left field. And we're kicking this month off with a doozy, delving into KISS' "Music from 'The Elder'". Bringing back Bob Ezrin, the same producer who did "Destroyer" and who had just finished Pink Floyd's "The Wall", "Music from 'The Elder'" was supposed to be the concept album that would catapult KISS the same way "The Wall" did for Pink Floyd.... but that was not to be, as fans slagged the album and it is still one of the lowest-selling KISS albums ever. But what about this album? Did it push KISS into a bold new musical direction, or did it push crap in a new and scary direction? Tune in to find out.

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