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1[[quoteright:250:]]²[[caption-width-right:250: Fields of the Nephilim]]²²->''"Let it spill from my mouth, sweet nectar for a thousand young..."''²-->--Fields of the Nephilim, "Psychonaut"²²Fields of the Nephilim are an [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} English]] Goth Rock band formed in the early '80s by lead singer Carl [=Mc=]Coy, saxophonist Gary Whisker, bassist Tony Petitt, guitarist Paul Wright, and drummer Alexander "Nod" Wright. While they never achieved mainstream success, they have a devoted following and have been highly influential on artists within the GothRock and GothicMetal genres, as well as artists completely outside of the "{{goth}}" label, with Nergal of [[BlackMetal Black]] / DeathMetal band Music/{{Behemoth}} being a one-time live member. Their last album, ''Mourning Sun,'' was released in 2005 with a completely new line-up. They seldom tour these days, mostly playing one-off shows and festivals in Europe.²----²²!! Band Members:²* Carl [=Mc=]Coy²* John Carter²* Tom Edwards²* Gav King²* Lee Newell²----²²!! Former Members:²²* Paul Wright²* Tony Petitt²* Alexander "Nod" Wright²* Gary Whisker²* Peter Yates²----²²!! Discography:²²* ''Dawnrazor'' (1985)²* ''The Nephilim'' (1988)²* ''Elizium'' (1990)²* ''Earth Inferno'' (1991)²* ''Fallen'' (2002)²* ''Mourning Sun'' (2005)²----²²!! Other Releases:²²* ''Returning to Gehenna'' (1987)²* ''Laura'' (1986)²* ''BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert'' (1992)²* ''Revelations'' (1993)²* ''From Gehenna to Here'' (2001)²----²²!! The band provides examples of:²²* AlbumTitleDrop: "Elizium."²* ConceptAlbum: ''Elizium.''²* Franchise/CthulhuMythos: Cthulhu is mentioned in "The Watchmen" and "Psychonaut."²* EpicInstrumentalOpener: "Endemoniada."²* EpicRocking: SO MUCH. "Last Exit for the Lost," "At the Gates of Silent Memory," "Submission," and "Sumerland (What Dreams May Come)" are all over 8 minutes long -- in fact, the last is over 11 minutes! Listing all the songs in the 6-8 minute range would take too long...²* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Carl's on the cover of ''Dawnrazor.''²* HarshVocals²* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Usually in the 4-6 range -- they rock a bit harder than most {{Goth}} bands. They also have a number that fall into the 2-3 range, and the instrumental intro "(Dead But Dreaming)" is a 1 (it's all synths). Some of the [[EpicRocking longer]] songs can run the gamut of the aforementioned levels of the scale, as well.²** ''Mourning Sun'' is in the 5-7 range, and ''Zoon'' by the Nefilim side-project reaches a ''hard'' 8 in places (it's more GothicMetal / IndustrialMetal oriented).²* NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Can be described as "Music/{{Bauhaus}} -- [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] -- Music/{{Motorhead}} -- [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] -- Music/EnnioMorricone, with a little Music/PinkFloyd thrown in on the side."²* {{Nephilim}}: Well, it's in their name, after all.²* NewSoundAlbum: ''Mourning Sun'' is significantly heavier than the previous albums.²** The same applies to the ''Zoon'' album by the side-project band ''Nefilim.''²* NiceHat: Carl [=Mc=]Coy's cowboy / top hat is as nice as it gets.²* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: The band's style and atmosphere is best described as "post-apocalyptic occult zombie cowboys." And it's [[CrazyAwesome as awesome as it sounds.]]²* NonAppearingTitle: Several songs.²* ReligionRantSong: "Chord of Souls."²* {{Sampling}}: ''Dawnrazor'' and ''The Nephilim'' had several soundbites from films, and ''Elizium'' had a recording of Creator/AleisterCrowley reading his poem "At the Gates of Silent Memory."²* SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein: Often, exacerbated by the fact that Carl [=Mc=]Coy claims he doesn't write down lyrics.²* StopAndGo: "Preacher Man."²* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "And There Will Your Heart Be Also."²* SurrealMusicVideo: Most of them, but [[ Psychonaut Lib III]] is probably the most {{Mind Screw}}ing of all, featuring juxtaposed religious and military iconography and Carl being subjected to the Sundance.²----


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