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.
September 3rd, 2016
Today, Iron-Cast is giving you an "Off the Rails Month" Bonus Track, where we review albums that came out of left field, by asking that musical question, "Is it possible to have an off the rails album that produced two #1 hits?", when we review Blondie's 1980 release, "Autoamerican". While one of Blondie's more successful albums, this genre-defying release (about 10 different genres on this 12 track album) seemed to quickly fall from the public eye and probably helped lead to the band's downfall. But what of this album? Did this album's use of multiple genres create an eclectic gem or was it a cocaine-fueled mishmash of a trainwreck? Tune in to find out.
April 16th, 2016
Once in a while an album is released that starts a revolution; an album whose impact is still felt decades later. Like the debut albums from Black Sabbath and The Ramones, N.W.A.'s 1988 debut album, "Straight Outta Compton", belongs in the same pantheon of those albums that not only changed music but also impacted popular culture. But does "Straight Outta Compton" live up to the hype? Is it a case of a substantial album or is it a case of a couple of hits doing all of the heavy lifting? Tune in as we take a track-by-track look at the album that started a revolution and put Los Angeles on the hip hop map.