Nergal: “You don’t want to hear me play Behemoth songs with my Me and That Man setup – it would sound like someone farted!”

Adam “Nergal” Darski
(Image credit: Oskar Szramka)

One criticism leveled at extreme metal artists is they become too one-dimensional and similar-sounding. But you certainly can't say that about Adam “Nergal” Darski. 

Best-known as the longtime singer and guitarist of Polish metallers Behemoth, Nergal is also the leader of another Me and That Man, which specializes in rootsy, almost Americana-styled sounds (heck, he even ditches his signature black ESP LTD HEX-7 for a Gretsch White Falcon).

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Greg Prato

Greg is a contributing writer at Guitar World. He has written for other outlets over the years, and has been lucky to interview some of his favorite all-time guitarists and bassists: Tony Iommi, Ace Frehley, Adrian Belew, Andy Summers, East Bay Ray, Billy Corgan, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Les Claypool, and Mike Watt, among others (and even took lessons from John Petrucci back in the summer of ’91!). He is the author of such books as Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, Shredders: The Oral History of Speed Guitar (And More) and Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story.