Iron-Cast

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

Episode 100 - KISS - The 1978 Solo Albums

October 22nd, 2017

It's a celebration, MoFos!! It's Iron-Cast's 100th episode! And to celebrate, we're giving you a mega episode (almost 3 1/2 hours long) as we delve into KISS for our sixth (and possibly final) time when we review all four of the 1978 solo albums! Which ones do we like? Which ones do we dislike? Will we Frankenstein our own albums out of all of this material? Tune in to find out.

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Episode 80 - KISS - Unmasked

April 15th, 2017

I know we keep saying we're done with KISS, but we keep getting pulled back in. Join us when we at Iron-Cast go KISS Krazy once more as we delve into their 1980 release, "Unmasked". While the album quickly went Gold, it fell off the charts fast in the US but became a bit of a hit overseas. But what of this album? Is it pop-rock/powerpop gold or is it bland, toned-down pop designed not to offend the parents of the 7-year-olds who made up the majority of KISS' audience at the time? Tune in to find out. We also discuss our favorite moments from episodes seventy-one to eighty.

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Episode 51 - Weezer - Pinkerton (20th Anniversary Special)

September 24th, 2016

Today (24. Sept. 2016) marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Weezer's second album, "Pinkerton", and in celebration we at Iron-Cast will be delving track by track into this album. Initially reviled by both critics and fans (and also by the main songwriter Rivers Cuomo), the esteem of "Pinkerton" has significantly risen in the years after its release, and, along with Beck, has become a bit of a "patient zero" for the modern hipster trend. But what of this album? Is it one of the best albums of the 90s that deserves the accolades it now receives or is it a series of half-assed efforts attempting to justify Rivers Cuomo's seeming fixation on Asian women? Tune in to find out.

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