Adam Darski AKA Nergal is widely known for being the frontman of Polish Blackened Death Metal outfit Behemoth. With the majority of their fanbase being somewhat unaware of his new side project Me And That Man – who surfaced just a few months ago to record their first musical installment. Their debut, Songs of Love and Death is available now via Cooking Vinyl.
The collaboration with John Porter does a full 180 degreee turn and dives into the threshold of acoustic music. Bluesy, and full of Country vibes, Nergal surprises all with this hidden side of him. On the surface, the album takes a slightly darker Johnny Cash feel, but has it’s own musk, showing the diversity of Nergal and the beautiful guitar work of John Porter.
Songs such as Ain’t Much Loving is the epitome that makes this album. It is rich of emotion, it is solemn and the passages of gorgeous yet reassuring and relaxing guitar chords entice any audience member. It is one that all can enjoy. It is a new direction and way for Nergal to be able to voice similar themes cover by Behemoth, but in a commercially successful and accessible format.
Showing a different side, Nergal goes all out with his new side project, taking on Blues, Folk and Country influences in a heartfelt manner.