Iron-Cast

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

Episode 99 - Episodes from the Crypt, Part VIII - Gary Numan/Tubeway Army - Replicas w/ Special Guest Josh Carlsen

October 14th, 2017

We're continuing our re-visitation of "Episodes from the Crypt", where we delve into the darker side of life. This time we're delving into nihilism and a dystopian future when we discuss Gary Numan/Tubeway Army's second studio album, 1979's "Replicas". And we're bringing Josh Carlsen along for the ride. "Replicas" was a bit of a shift from Tubeway Army's first album, and this shift would propel the rest of Gary Numan's career. But what of this album? Was it synthpop/darkwave masterpiece that greatly influenced electronic and industrial music or was it a collection of mostly forgettable songs that ripped off Kraftwerk? Tune in to find out. Plus we read your fan mail.

Check out Josh's band, Loose Fuse, right here.

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Episode 98 - Episodes from the Crypt, Part VII - Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP

October 8th, 2017

It's October, so you know what that means, kids. That's right, this month we're revisiting "Episodes from the Crypt", where we delve into the darker side of life. And we're starting it off with violence and horror when we discuss Eminem's third studio album, 2000's "The Marshall Mathers LP". Fueled by the album's controversy and building off the success of his previous release, "The Slim Shady LP", "The Marshall Mathers LP" would become Eminem's biggest selling album ever. But what of this album? Was it a grueling assault shock course of lyrical genius, or was it a collection of self-indulgent and irritatingly stupid rants? Tune in to find out. Plus we read your fan mail.

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Episode 57 - Episodes from the Crypt, Part VI (Bonus Track) - Siouxsie & The Banshees - Juju

November 5th, 2016

Today, Iron-Cast is giving you an "Episodes from the Crypt" Bonus Track, where we delve into the darker side of life... death, goth, horror and the occult. This time it is in the form or the fourth studio album from Siouxsie & The Banshees, "Juju". Released in 1981, "Juju" marked a return to guitar-based songs and became possibly the band's darkest album. But what of this album? Is it a post-punk/goth masterpiece, or is it a collection of over-rated goth-pop songs? Tune in and find out.

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Episode 56 - Episodes from the Crypt, Part V - Top 10 Favorite Horror Movies

October 29th, 2016

Today, Iron-Cast closes out our month-long series of "Episodes from the Crypt", where we delve into the darker side of life... death, goth, horror and the occult. It took us 56 episodes to get there, but we're finally combining our two favorite things; theme months and our motto of "We do love our lists around here" by discussing our top 10 favorite horror movies. Are any of your favorites on our lists? Any surprises? Tune in and find out.

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Episode 55 - Episodes from the Crypt, Part IV - Coven - Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls

October 22nd, 2016

Iron-Cast continues our series of "Episodes from the Crypt", where we delve into the darker side of life... death, goth, horror and the occult. So far, we've brought you death, goth and horror, and this week we're bringing you the occult and satanism in the form of the 1969 debut release by Coven, "Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls". This album and this band mark the first time that occult and satanic themes were overtly used in music. But what of this album? Is it an album where the satanic and occult themes would become an influence on hard rock and heavy metal, or is this an album where the controversial themes seemed to be more of a gimmick designed to cover-up a generic, half-assed and rushed effort? Tune in to find out.

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Episode 54 - Episodes from the Crypt, Part III - Mercyful Fate - Don’t Break the Oath

October 15th, 2016

Iron-Cast continues our series of "Episodes from the Crypt", where we delve into the darker side of life... death, goth, horror and the occult. So far, we brought you death and goth, and this week we're bringing you horror in the form of the 1984 sophomore release by Mercyful Fate, "Don't Break the Oath". This album has been considered a landmark album and has been one of the more influential albums for the black metal genre. But what of this album? Is it arguably the best extreme metal album ever, or is it overly produced second-rate prog metal with falsettos? Tune in to find out.

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Episode 53 - Episodes from the Crypt, Part II - The Sisters of Mercy - Floodland

October 8th, 2016

Today, Iron-Cast continues our series of "Episodes from the Crypt", where we delve into the darker side of life... death, goth, horror and the occult. Last week we brought you death and this week we're bringing you goth, in the form of the 1987 sophomore release by The Sisters of Mercy, "Floodland". Released when the band had been left for dead after disbanding in 1985, Andrew Eldritch brought bassist and ultimate goth pin-up girl Patricia Morrison into the band and The Sisters of Mercy came back with a vengeance, releasing what has been their best-known and best-selling album. But what of this album? Is it arguably the best goth album ever made, or is it a piece of bombastic pretentious overcooked tripe? Tune in to find out.

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