Me And That Man – New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.2 (Album Review)

It’s outstanding how someone can mature enough to be so eclectic that they can give birth to the most blasphemous and darkest of death metal album, and then release a great country/blues record! Well, Adam “Nergal” Darski does it well enough to know great success with both Behemoth and Me And That Man, whose latest album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.2” is the topic of this review.

As diverse as Nergal’s musical abilities, the album gathers guests from the most iconic of extreme metal figures like Gary Holt, Abbath, Randy Blythe, or David Vincent, to more progressive musicians like Devin Townsend, to the greatest virtuosos on their instruments, such as Myrkur’s Amalie Brunn, and also the late punk rocker Hank von Hell. If this isn’t proof of how diverse Nergal’s influence is.

The album has blues all over it, with some parts here and there of more energetic influences, rock, country at times, but the solos brought by each of the guests are perfectly suited and fit the album to a great degree of chemistry. The different singing spectrums of the guests make the release catchy and it keeps you hooked from the start to the end.

Overall, this is a decent attempt from Nergal to show off his new hippie lifestyle, without letting it bleed over his brutal Behemoth. It shows how you can perfectly balance between being a global extreme metal icon, and maturing musically while staying true to your identity.

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Release Year: 2021
Label: Napalm Records
Category: Album
Country: Poland

Reviewed by Oussama EL OUADIE