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Fields Of The Nephilim

Fields Of The Nephilim, Fields of the Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • ASIN: B00000189D
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,032 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Endemoniada
2. Celebrate
3. Watchman
4. Moonchild
5. Chords Of Souls
6. Last Exit For The Lost
7. Phobia

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Sound of a Band Finding Their Feet 1 Sep 2000
By A. K. Sheikh VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This, the second album by the Stevenage group, finds them experimenting with more atmospherics (samples from "In the Name of the Rose" can be heard throughout) and longer arrangements that would come to fruition on their brilliant third long player, Elizium. The album is really the first time that McCoy's belief system is brought out through the band. This again comes to fruition on their later recordings.
The album opens with "Endemoniada", the long slow intro building the tension before the band race off into a "none-more-Sisters" rocker. This is followed by the brilliant "The Watchman", one of the best songs they wrote. Paul Wright's signature picked guitar really makes this song. The musicianship within the band was criminally ignored, possibly because of their image and association with "Goth"...
"Moonchild", the single that actually cracked the Top 30 in the UK and put the band on the map for most people, still sounds as good now as it did 12 years ago. "Chord of Souls" always sounded better live than it does here - it kind of bounces along and only really gets going towards the end. "Shiva" was a B-side to the "Moonchild" single and should never have made it onto the album. It's a second rate instrumental with McCoy breathing and trying to sound mysterious. It's pretty cheesy and it lets the album down.
A much more open, laid back trio of songs closes the album. The brooding "Celebrate" sets the pace with a very stark arrangement (mainly just bass and vocals) that works realy well. "Love Under Will" is a good song with a storyline (about death, of course, tsk!).
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Undated 13 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD
I remember queuing up outside the old Top Rank in Southampton to watch the Mighty Neph on their 1988 'Watchman' tour, and the palpable sense of excitement still lingers. They were a special band going against the grain of tired old indie and pop pap that had taken a grip on British music at the time. This album is the sound of a group making music with little reference to their contemporaries -- it's as if they locked themselves away for a few years and simply did not listen to anything while putting it together. To watch them perform these songs live was an awesome experience but you get a good taste of the monumental sound of the Nephilim from these 9 songs. 'Endemoniada' lulls you into a wierd, dark faerieland -- full of atmospherics and barely contained nastiness. And the trip from thereon is something to relish. The three final songs link together with 'Name of the Rose' samples (including the Gregorian Chant scene) and are really quite unlike anything else you are ever likely to hear. There are so many layers to these pieces of music that you simply have to listen time and time again to properly experience them. But it is completely undated -- unlike so much of the 'Gothic' scene music from the 80s. This is probably because it was created 'out of time' and never attempted to fit in. Mc Coy said around 1988 that he'd been listening to nothing but string quartets, and it shows. Put this with the next album 'Elizium' and you have the most constructive, vital and important music of the period. Unimpeachable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Nephilim - THE Classic 80s album 8 Jan 2003
Format:Audio CD
Back in 1988 chart music had for the most part descended into tiresome, predictable pap, & in the UK we had the added indignity of the appalling formularized singles of Stock, Aitken & Waterman clogging up the music charts - sending any thinking music fan (with a musical pulse) running for cover. It did indeed appear to be the year that the music died...
What an amazing surprise then this album was when it appeared later that year - a musical oasis in a barren desert. But who were The Nephilim? All I had seen was a photo of the band (& decided they looked really cool) & a live review in the press. But this was enough to convince me of their credentials, & to buy their CD - & I most certainly wasn't disappointed!

This was the music dreams (& beautiful nightmares) are made of. Not really heavy metal, but something completely new (to my ears)... an inspired re-invention.
From the slow instrumental build-up of the excellent opening track 'Endemoniada' into something much heavier (& those legendary emotive vocals of the god-like Carl McCoy) I knew I had stumbled onto something very special.
At last I felt someone was making the music that I wanted to listen to; music that spoke to me in grand gestures & had a dark intelligence... almost like a great arthouse movie.
We then hear the two awesome singles 'The Watchman' & 'Moonchild' (the latter which had briefly charted in the summer of 1988), & these, combined with 'Phobia' & the full-on live favourite 'Chord of Souls' concocted to make what must be one of the most thrilling sides (we're talking vinyl here) of a studio album, in my opinion, probably ever produced.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good
Never really liked the nephilim but over the past year have grown to love this band.
the album is fanstastic and would recomend IF you like goth music you will like this... Read more
Published 5 months ago by sceaming for more
5.0 out of 5 stars 2ND ISUSSE TO FIELDS
This on its frist time spin!. sent me to heaven. The Nephilim was and still is a magical music. which stood the test of time. This was my 2nd buy of the fields of the nephilim. Read more
Published 14 months ago by joker
5.0 out of 5 stars AWSOME!
This album does not have a weak track. It seemed kinda dark at the first listen but don't let that put you off, tracks like Love Under Will and Watchman will get under your skin... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Hugh Doran
5.0 out of 5 stars Under-rated Dark Gem
One of my absolute favourite albums of all time, though could do with a remastered version - sounds a quiet and muffled compared to a lot of recent re-releases (by Killing Joke,... Read more
Published on 28 Feb 2011 by Mr. A. J. Sheppard
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark ear candy - their finest hour.
This is their best album, and a wonderful album it is too. Sublime dark tones throughout, but what I really love about this particular album is it's hypnotic flavour - some dreamy... Read more
Published on 8 Jan 2011 by Mr. L. J. Warne
5.0 out of 5 stars Last Exit for the Lost
Simply put this album is a stunning achievement.

I never tire of listening to it. I think it is by far the Nephs' greatest work. Read more
Published on 11 Dec 2010 by sbdags
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds special and authentic
A little too much pathos by Carl McCoy? No, here everything is perfect. The atmosphere, the haunting melodies... a timeless classic. Read more
Published on 23 July 2010 by Jo day
5.0 out of 5 stars classic gothic rock....that will stand the test of time
There is something beyond the doom laden baritone vocals and garbled lyrics on this classic album , what is it i wonder,well its the sound of a talented young band at the peak of... Read more
Published on 7 April 2010 by DOGG
5.0 out of 5 stars An essential album - just buy it!
It feels very strange but also very fitting that I am reviewing this album 20 years after I bought it as a 19 year old student in 1988. Read more
Published on 7 Oct 2008 by Paul S
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Genius
This album is one of the greatest ever made. The opening track Endemoniada is awesome, one of my favourite songs ever. Read more
Published on 21 Sep 2007 by Mr. R. Phillips
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