the arkive

  • Fields Of The Nephilim - Elizium
  • 1. (Dead But Dreaming)
    2. For Her Light
    3. At The Gates Of Silent Memory
    4. (paradise Regained)
    5. Submission
    6. Sumerland (what Dreams May Come)
    7. Wail Of Sumer
    8. And There Will Your Heart Be Also

Fields Of The Nephilim


Beggars Banquet
Released 24 September 1990

Of all the bands involved in Britain's goth-rock movement of the 1980s, Fields of the Nephilim were the most believable. The group's cryptic, occult-inspired songs were sung in a guttural roar by vocalist Carl McCoy. Live appearances were shrouded with dim light and smoke machines, while bandmembers stalked the stage in black desperado gear inspired by western dress. The group was also one of the longest lived of the original goth-rock groups, finally disbanding in 1991 when McCoy left for another project.

An album consisting of four lengthy pieces that showcase their now near peerless abilities to create involved, textured, driving, and loud pieces of rock. Elizium, once you accept the Nephilim's basic conceits, simply stuns.