Thursday, September 17, 2020

Fields of the Nephilim - "Mourning Sun" [2005]

Artist: Fields of the Nephilim
Title: Mourning Sun
Genre: Gothic Rock/Metal
Country: UK
Year: 2005

Track List:

  1. Shroud (Exordium)
  2. Straight To The Light
  3. New Gold Dawn
  4. Requiem (Le Veilleur Silencieux)
  5. Xiberia (Seasons In The Ice Cage)
  6. She
  7. Mourning Sun
  8. In The Year 2525 (cover)

 FotN always were my most favourite band out of all classic British goth rock acts. Known for their love for cowboy-like stage outfits, FotN have recorded many great songs like "Laura", "Moonchild", "Slow Kill", "Reanimator" etc during the late 80s and early 90s. "Mourning Sun" (nice wordplay, btw) is their last full-length album, released in 2005 when Carl McCoy was the only original member left in the band. Compared to their early albums, it's definitely much more heavy sounding (bordering on gothic metal, but still not enough to consider it unambigiously metal), but most critics consider it a direct continuation of their traditional style. The best track on "Mourning Sun" in my opinion is "Xiberia" with its electronic sound, fairly qualifying as industrial metal:

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