Just look at these dudes. You do not want to fuck with them! Guaranteed they have some sort of six-shooter aimed at your heart even now. They are the dark demonic rock of the desolate apocalyptic wild west! 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 Sisters were about starvation diets, stormy nights and napalm. Fields Of The Nephilim, heavily inspired by Ennio Morricone's epic movie 'Once Upon A Time In The West', are more to do with heat and solitude and wide open spaces, and going for days without water. By the mid 80s the Nephilim were signed to Beggars Banquet, the home of Bauhaus and the Southern Death Cult. Preacher Man was their break-out single in 1986 from the album Dawnrazor. By their next album, their sound had opened up considerably with chiming guitars and etherealness abound. Further explorations of occult themes and lyrics permeate everywhere. Somehow, the single Moonchild managed to chart well in the British independent charts. Their next LP, Elizium, found the band finally making the album of their career. A fully realised epic album with tracks bleeding into one another and with a sound and depth not commonly found in the realms of "goth" music. Truly a one-of-a-kind group never to be duplicated. Be sure to play the bottom three tracks back-to-back-to-back in a playlist to get the true feel of the blended tracks from the album.
Fields of the Nephilim - Preacher Man
Fields of the Nephilim - Moonchild
Fields of the Nephilim - For Her Light
Fields of the Nephilim - At The Gates Of Silent Memory
Fields of the Nephilim - (Paradise Regained)