Iron-Cast

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

Episode 85 - Versus Month, Part II - Yazoo (Upstairs at Eric’s) vs. Depeche Mode (A Broken Frame)

July 8th, 2017

It's "Part Deux" of "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. This time we're going to 1982 and we're asking that musical question, "what happens when a band's principal songwriter leaves because his first band was getting too popular only to have his second band become even more popular?" when we delve into Yazoo's debut album "Upstairs at Eric's" and Depeche Mode's sophomore album "A Broken Frame". What do we think of these albums? Tune in to find out. Plus we read more of your fan mail.

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.

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Episode 76 - Enter Shikari - Take to the Skies (10th Anniversary Special)

March 18th, 2017

Join us today, when we at Iron-Cast discuss the debut album from Enter Shikari, "Take to the Skies", which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this Sunday (19 March). Enter Shikari's blending of multiple genres in their music helped their relatively fast rise in the UK ("Take to the Skies" made it to #4 in the UK album charts). But what of this album? Is it an innovative use of genres or is it an awkward mash-up of incompatible styles? Tune in to find out.

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Episode 74 - Songs We Love From Bands We Hate

March 4th, 2017

Today, we at Iron-Cast go back to our motto of "We do love our lists around here" of sorts, when we discuss some of the Songs We Love from Bands We Hate. Will some of your favorite songs by bad bands make our cuts? Tune in to find out.

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Episode 36 - Depeche Mode - Violator

June 11th, 2016

Today, Iron-Cast delves into the world of electronic music, discussing Depeche Mode's 1990 release, "Violator". This mix of electronic and industrial music has been hailed as the band's best album ever, and has been included in multiple "Best Albums of the 1990's" lists. But what about the album itself? Is this album a masterpiece worthy of being listed among the best albums of the 1990's or is this album a collection of easily forgotten ephemeral dance music worthy of only the Crisco Room? Tune in to find out.

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Episode 18 - EP Extravaganza, Part I - Slayer - Haunting the Chapel - and Pulse State - Applied Sciences

February 6th, 2016

Join us as we take a month-long look into some EPs and give them some love or hate. Each episode we will review two different EPs. In this first installment we discuss Slayer's 1984 release, "Haunting the Chapel" and Pulse State's 2013 release, "Applied Sciences".

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