Say what you will about rap-metal, but the genre has a few stand-out classics. And while Faith No More can hardly be tied down to one genre, their 1989 classic "Epic" is a self-awarely ridiculous—and awesome—staple of the form.
A precursor to the more mainstream explosion of rap-metal in the mid-to-late 90s, "Epic" was something of a hit in its day, or so I have come to understand as a "young'un." I shamefully only discovered the band and this song in particular a few years ago, but became an instant fan. And even if you were all up on it years ago, it's worth revisiting.
I mean, first of all, that video. Second of all, Mike Patton. Third of all, I could listen to that drum fill from the end of the first verse on repeat for the rest of my life. Fourth of all, are those hulk hands? Please, someone tell me those are hulk hands. Fifth of all, it's it. [Spotify, Amazon, iTunes]