THE PRESS RELEASE: “Three years after their initial debut, Me And That Man — Nergal’s dark folk/blues solo project — have returned with their sophomore release New Man, New Songs, Same Shit Vol. 1. Upon release, Me And That Man’s debut album, Songs of Love and Death, cast a spell on the world. Now, the mysterious collective has surpassed themselves with their bewitching new offer — consisting of menacing lyrics atop unfiltered blues, gothic-laced folk, outlaw country and Americana-influenced anthems. The enthralling album visits a completely new spectrum of dark desert vibes and sees noteable heavy music icons such as Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Brent Hinds (Mastodon), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Jørgen Munkeby (Shining NO), Mat McNerney (Grave Pleasures), Anders Landelius (Dead Soul) and Sivert Høyem (Madrugada) join the pact with the devil. New Man, New Songs, Same Shit Vol. 1 is a diversified, dynamic masterpiece that presents Nergal in a completely new light, providing a strong contrast to the heavier sounds of Behemoth. Evil has truly never sounded so good
MY TWO CENTS: He might feel like a new man. And they sure seem like new songs. But it definitely ain’t the same old shit. Helmed by Behemoth frontman Adam Nergal Darski, the Polish roots-rebels of Me And That Man know how to keep things fresh by playing fast and loose with their earthy sound. Country-rock and blues, gospel and garage-rock, gypsy jazz and bluegrass; Nick Cave murder balladry to Swans/Type O vampire rock; you name it, you’ll hear it in these Gdańsk cowboys’ bizarre musical hybrid. With all that in the mix, it’s no wonder they need more than one album to speak their piece. And it should be interesting to see what they do for an encore whenever Vol. 2 drops.