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Ceromonies [Ad Mortem Ad Vitam][Includes Bonus DVD] [Box set]

Fields Of The Nephilim Audio CD
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Formed in 1984, the Fields of the Nephilim take their name from the Biblical legends of Nephilim, who were fallen angels expelled from Heaven for divulging hidden knowledge to humans. Their debut occurred in 1985 with their Burning the Fields EP, of which 500 copies were originally released on their own Tower label. The EP, even though being rather limited, caught the attention of Beggar's ... Read more in Amazon's Fields Of The Nephilim Store

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  • Audio CD (16 April 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Sacred Symphony
  • ASIN: B006G956RQ
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,689 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Shroud
2. Straight to the Light
3. Penetration
4. Shine
5. Wail of Sumer
6. And there will your heart be also
See all 9 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Intro (Harmonica Man)
2. Preacher man
3. From the Fire
4. Requiem
5. Xiberia
6. Zoon (Wakeworld)
See all 8 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Shroud
2. Straight to the Light
3. From the Fire
4. Penetration
5. Wail of Sumer
6. And there will your heart be also
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't quite live up to expectations 16 April 2012
By Andy
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Such was my excitement and anticipation for this release that I pre-ordered it when it was first announced quite a few months ago. I was particularly looking forward to having live versions of Wail of Sumer / And There Will Your Heart Be Also and Shine as well being able to hear a completed version of From The Fire. On receiving my CD / DVD set my anticipation was fed further by the enticing artwork of the outer sleeve and digipack inside. So far so good. First thing I did was to play the above mentioned tracks from the CD and it was at this point that my heart sank. Wail of Sumer / And There Will Your Heart Be Also is, for me, the best song that Fields of the Nephilim have recorded and I was hoping that this first live version to make it on to CD would add some new dimension to the track (I actually remember being blown away by this song when they previewed it on the "For Her Light tour") but was instead left feeling strangely underwhelmed. Over the years Carl's vocals have been the subject of many debates but to be honest I always felt they added to the character of the songs and, especially on the excellent Elizium album, were able to be both brutal and ethereal at the same time however on the recording in this CD / DVD there is nothing ethereal about the vocal at all. So maybe Shine would be better - Ok this track relies less on delicate vocal nuances but is still a song of light and shade, the vocal is less exposed on this track but again it just doesn't quite gell and that is, for the most part, the problem with this CD / DVD. I can't quite put my finger on it, Andy Jackson's recording of Earth Inferno shows that a Fields of the Nephilim live CD can sound just as good, if not better, than the studio recordings but Ceromonies just doesn't quite do it. Read more ›
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best live Nephilim release ever. 19 April 2012
By Mr. M. A. Reed TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Four years after the event, and the Fields Of The Nephilim return with a immaculately prepared and constructed live set : after the now 20 year old "Earth Inferno" album and "Visionary Heads" film, the band, whomever they are, and whatever they do, are long overdue a presentation fitting of their current incarnation. With three albums since the last live record, there's a lot of songs to hear.

In short, two CD's (and 2 hours) of music, and a hour long DVD, taken from two shows in London in July 2008, and "Ceromonies", The Fields Of The Nephilim present a new and fitting live experience. There's little repetition from the previous live set, with only "Psychonaut", "Moonchild" and "Preacher Man", and 17 songs not previously on any live record.

Visually, the DVD may only be an hour - but what an hour. The use of imagery, shots, angles, and staging is not that of a regular band, but something far more than that , evoking the kind of shamanistic, transcendary ethos that underpinned the bands work, where the guitars are some kind of portal to a different universe. This band, bearing only the singer from previous incarnations of the name, is undoubtedly an effective, ruthless machine. Gavin King peels out guitars left, right, centre, whilst Lee Newell on drums hits each note with precision. At points - on "Requiem" - the dense percussive wall of sound that was ruthlessly overdubbed may be a little thinner on stage - but the sound is still there, the intent and atmosphere conjured effectively.

Close your eyes, and it feels right. Just like being there.

After all, when the figures on stage are shrouded in smoke, when they are mere shilouettes in hats and the lights and sound are all you need know.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars feeling strangely underwhelmed? 27 July 2012
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...but was instead left feeling strangely underwhelmed. I can see what you mean and at the same time again can't quite put my finger on it. I'm unsure if it's Carl McCoy's insistence that everything should be perfect and he should be at the centre of everything that gives less freedom to the other musicians. There are some good points; the drums are excellent and much higher up the mix unlike the studio releases. However, you feel at times they are playing to a set formula. Moonchild an example: I've always like the end `rocking bit' on the studio release which is totally missing live. Electronics have always played a part in Fields of Nephilim and the CD lists `Machine MkII' which may have restricted flexibility of the songs unlike using live keyboard player.

But it's not all bad... Ceromonies is still the best live Fields of the Nephilim release, it can still move, Preacher Man and especially Mourning Sun are The Nephilim at their best, crunchy guitars, booming bass, powerful drums and McCoy's guttural vocals. In my opinion have always been sidelined to bands like The Cure or Sisters of Mercy but no-one can't say the Nephilim have not had a major impact on the alternative scene.

The DVD is a nice extra - to be honest I very rarely play music DVD's as they are less transportable while travelling or driving. There are a few strange edit cuts but nothing major. Overall, the package is nicely presented and this is well worth getting. If there was a half star 4.5 out of 5.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fields of the Nephilim - Ceromonies 27 Dec 2013
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We Nephilim fans waited an age for this live DVD to be released and were surprised that the DVD was classed as a bonus to the album. Wail of Sumer & And There WIll Your Heart Be Also are stunning on this DVD.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Yessssssssssss
This is it, this the perfect fan package
Amazing cd and DVD
For all fan a must have.
Amazing !!!
Published 10 months ago by barrosonyx
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic
This is one of the finest live recordings I've ever heard. Truly epic versions of already great songs, some even exceeding in quality of playing and atmosphere the original studio... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Simon Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
FotN are always inspiring and fantastic, and when they are live, what can I say.

Great double album to complete my collection. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Durham_Red
5.0 out of 5 stars LIVE NEPHILIM
Yes live album. Form gothic rock band. Nephilim its great sound. The band are on top form. Great set list. its a gatefold sleeve. With photo of Carl McCoy in action. Read more
Published 15 months ago by joker
5.0 out of 5 stars Great live concert and superb sound production.
I am a FOTN fan, but the reviews of this release have been mixed on Amazon. Anyway, I decided to download the album (very fast download as well via Amazon! Read more
Published 16 months ago by Steveosnapper
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply awesome
All Nephililm heads must get this album and good price too. The only slight disappointment is that In the Year 2525 is not on his album, nor is Love Under Will or For Her Light. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Paul Yeboah
5.0 out of 5 stars Cerominies(Ad Mortem Ad Vitam)
Fantastic buy, two brilliant live CD's & a corking DVD of their gig @ the Shepherds Bush Empire in 2008.
A must buy for any Nephilim fan! 5*
Published 19 months ago by ROR
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album
This live recording is atmospheric, powerful, ethereal and absolutely brilliant. The DVD that accompanies the 2 CD set is utterly spellbinding. Read more
Published 19 months ago by michael brooks
2.0 out of 5 stars One for completists only
It's sad when an ageing icon crumbles, isn't it? 25 years ago, Carl McCoy was the enigmatic, gravel-voiced front-man of a dark rock powerhouse. Read more
Published 23 months ago by D. Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Fields of nephilum cermonies
Awesome brilliant excellent but I really didn't expect anything else well worth the long wait for this masterpiece well deserves 5 stars
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