My buddy Ben always has the best suggestions for metal and this morning he dropped this band on me: Italian epic metal-ers, Dark Quarterer.

Released in 1987, you’d think a band that’s labeled “epic metal” would fall in to the power metal category. The genre was well established by then, but Dark Quarterer doesn’t do power metal. Epic is truly the best way to describe this, raw and sweeping album. It’s just a riff, solo, and vocal monster. Full on. It’s like Manilla Road on steroids. It’s just so damn epic. But for real, those solos.

This is an awesome obscurity and quite literally, fucking epic in the truest sense of the word. Get on this one.