Poll@How would you rate "The Nephilim" (1988) by Fields of the Nephilim?

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  1. aerostace

    aerostace Member Thread Starter

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    Tracklist:
    1. Endemoniada
    2. The Watchman
    3. Phobia
    4. Moonchild
    5. Chord of Souls
    6. Celebrate
    7. Love Under Will
    8. Last Exit for the Lost

    Note:
    CD releases also include the bonus track, 'Shiva'.
     
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  2. Tom B

    Tom B Forum Resident

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    Well, it’s my avatar for a reason.
     
  3. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    A transitional album, the Nephilim were more and more coming into their own. That said it's a fantastic album. Yet not as fully formed or complete as "Elyzium".
     
  4. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

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    For a long time this one was my favorite by them. Nowadays I might say Elizium is my favorite.
     
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  5. lordfalconer

    lordfalconer Member

    My favourite by the Nephs. I adore Chord of Souls
     
  6. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

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    I should listen to it first.

    I've heard of them, but I don't think I've ever heard anything by them.
     
  7. Thermionic Dude

    Thermionic Dude Forum Resident

    I'd say "essential" for a Goth/Darkwave collection; in fact, it's probably one of the most convincingly "gothic" sounding releases of the genre, with a heaviness that's missing from some of the more synth-dominated releases of the time.

    As far as 80s post-punk as a whole is concerned, the album would probably rate "pretty great".
     
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  8. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    :uhhuh::uhhuh:Sounds like a plan:uhhuh::uhhuh:
     
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  9. Tom B

    Tom B Forum Resident

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    Do you know the ‘extended’ live version they did in 1990? A version is on the Sacred and Profane boot and another on the Visionary Heads live concert film.

    It’s superb. The drum fill between where the ‘original’ version ends and the extended coda starts is soooooo exciting. Even at my advanced age it makes me want to pogo around like crazy.
     
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  10. aerostace

    aerostace Member Thread Starter

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    Polls are also open for these albums by Fields of the Nephilim:
    1. Dawnrazor
    2. Elizium
     
  11. GodShifter

    GodShifter Starless and Bible Black Sabbath®

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    My favorite, easily.
     
  12. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Does anybody have the limited double 45 edition of this album? This was hyped by a now dirty phrase: "Digitally remastered" :hurl:

    Not that there was anything wrong with the single vinyl gatefold release. Just curious.
     
  13. lordfalconer

    lordfalconer Member

    I did not know that! I’ll have to check it out. I seen them live in 2011 but I don’t believe they played an extended version then.
     
  14. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Fascinating, "The Nephilim" seems to be the SH Fields album of choice, only one bad vote, the other 14 are all positive.

    "Elyzium" doesn't do as well as I would have anticipated. Now I seriously wonder how "Earth Inferno" would be rated.
     
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  15. lordfalconer

    lordfalconer Member

    Not actually heard Earth Inferno myself (I don’t often check out live albums due to so many underwhelming ones!) - how is it?
    I imagine the bass at least is quite competent ;)
     
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  16. iggyd

    iggyd Well-Known Member

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    Love this album. It's a stone cold classic. I was lucky to see them tour this album and the Dawnrazor album. They were so good as a live outfit. Really powerful and they could actually play.. Which always helps.
     

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