(excerpt from my blog)
Lately I've been listening to this Metal podcast called Metalscape quite a bit. Well, more than quite a bit. Okay fine, it's like crack. Boasting some of the most diverse playlists in Metal online radio, these guys deliver episode after episode with epic metal, random banter, and general pwnage in all respects. Playing everything from Brutal death and raw Black metal to Epic viking and power metal, you'll never get bored with the playlists. The hosts, Zach and Ron, have great chemistry and possess the unique ability to completely lose the thread of conversation (or sometimes simply run out of things to talk about), and still keep you lolling throughout the episode. Zach comes from California and is the somewhat upbeat contrast to Ron, who hails from Nicaragua where apparently they have no mac and cheese and live in cardboard boxes (according to Zach). These two guys make the talking aspect of the podcast more interesting than the music itself, and I applaud them for it. They also have an ongoing saga of "Ronvaldr and Zachrabuff", an awesome comedy/epic show in the vein of LOTR or warcraft, with plenty of elf kicking action in every installment. If you get really into the podcast, I encourage you to join the Metalscape forums. In addition to being a good place for random banter, these boards and the people in them give you a cool perspective on the podcast in general, and gets you in on the inside jokes on the show. This is my radio of choice, Long Live Metalscape!