Iron-Cast

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

Episode 88 - Versus Month, Part V - Black Sabbath (Heaven and Hell) vs. Ozzy Osbourne (Blizzard of Ozz)

July 29th, 2017

Today we're closing out "Versus Month", where we take a look at albums released at about the same time by former band members and see which one is better. It's the main event, and it's the heavyweight championship as we delve into Black Sabbath's "Heaven and Hell" and Ozzy Osbourne's "Blizzard of Ozz". What do we think of these albums? Tune in to find out! Plus we read your fan mail... and it's the return of Big Jim Stevens...

Also, go and nominate us for the Peoples' Choice category and nominate friends of the podcast "The Bearded Ones" in the Comedy category for the 12th Annual Podcast Awards right here. Deadline for nominations is July 31, 2017.

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Episode 50 - The PMRC Filthy 15

September 17th, 2016

It's Iron-Cast's 50th episode! And to celebrate we're going back to our motto of "We love our lists around here", by bringing you literally the mother of all lists. That's right, we're going to be reviewing the songs on a list made by mothers... The PMRC "Filthy 15". In 1985, the Parents Music Resource Center published a list of 15 songs that were recommended to be banned outright due to the content matter of those songs. Even though none of these songs were banned, they became a focal point of music censorship in the mid 1980s. Join us as we crack open this time capsule from 1985, have a chuckle over what was considered filthy back then and also see if these songs aged like wine or like bread. Also, we give our top moments of episodes 41-50.

If you want to know what was on the PMRC Filthy 15, you can check it out right here.

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Episode 49 - Nativity in Black, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Black Sabbath - Special Request by Adam Marshall

September 10th, 2016

Join us as we at Iron-Cast (as requested by Guilty Pleasure Month Contest winner Adam Marshall) go back to the heady days of the mid 1990's when tribute albums seemed to be coming out of the woodwork, when we review "Nativity in Black, Vol.1: A Tribute to Black Sabbath". Released in 1994, "Nativity in Black" showed how Black Sabbath influenced not just rock and heavy metal, but other genres such as industrial and goth. But what of this album? Is it among the best tribute albums ever, or is it a mixed bag like pretty much every tribute album? Tune in to find out.

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