The Limits of Men is the debut album from Seattle singer/songwriter and Darto frontman Nicholas Merz. The nine tracks have a definite Nick Cave vibe going on. That's a heady comparison that we wouldn't wish on any artist, but Merz rises to the challenge with an album of lyrical depth and musical quality and immense songwriting chops. The album brims with interesting melodic twists, inventive instrumental sounds and an artistic maturity lacking in much of modern music. This is an absolute must have. Stream and buy The Limits of Men at the link below.