The blues-driven ballad embraces Nergal’s penchant for the ominous with a tone that is part soulful, part sinister.
The second single from Behemoth ringleader Nergal’s brooding folk project Me and That Man has arrived and this time, the voice of Amalie Bruun (Myrkur), adds a devilishly delicate element to a track that showcases the extreme metal purveyor’;s untenable versatility.
Commenting on the latest offering from the forthcoming full length, New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.2, Nergal shares his pride in the quality of the track and the kind of multi-faceted approach to songwriting it underscores. “Behold the “Angel of Light”! This song is perhaps the most sinister and dark Americana in our repertoire. Whilst we often offer a little smile and wink with our music, this is pure Luciferian splendour delivered by our very own angel, Amalie from Myrkur. It’s all yours now folks! Enjoy!”
Amalie Bruun adds a bit of narrative context to the track’s subtitle, sinister undertones, “I am excited to collaborate with Nergal on this song and video, where I play the role of a woman who’s captured by the shadow. She looks for ways out and turns to the “Angel Of Light” for guidance and comfort.”
The latest serving from the album follows the well-received introduction in “Got Your Tongue” (ft. Chris Georgiadis). Serving in stylistic contrast to healthy groove of the first cut, the pair of tracks offer a concise, well-rounded presentation of Nergal’s ominous exploration with the traditional sound.
The third foray into his own brand of folk, New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.2 not only underscores the songwriting prowess and dynamic artistry of one of extreme metal’s most menacing personalities, but also offers a variable whose who of creative cohorts. From the ominous opener of Black Hearse Cadillac boasting the assist of Norwegian death metal mainstay Anders Odden and former Turbonegro front Hank Von Hell, to guest spots from the likes of Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe, Devin Townsend, and Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz, the totality of the project is as impressive as it’s creative boldness.
Channeling the eeriness of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s El Topo in both spirit and esthetic, Me And That Man is turning the time-tested traction of folk and Americana on it’s head. Stream “Angel of Light” from Me and That Man below.
New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 2 arrives November 19th via Napalm Records – Pre-order the album – HERE