Elizium

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Elizium
Studio album by Fields of the Nephilim
Released October 1990
Recorded 1990 at Park Gate Studios, Battle, England; Astoria, Hampton Court, England
Genre Gothic rock
Length 48:03
Label Beggars Banquet
Producer Fields of the Nephilim, Andy Jackson
Fields of the Nephilim chronology
The Nephilim
(1988)
Elizium
(1990)
Earth Inferno
(1991)

Elizium is the third studio album by English gothic rock band Fields of the Nephilim. It was released in October 1990, through record label Beggars Banquet.

Background[edit]

Using sensational spelling, the album was named after Elysium.

The intro for the third song of the album, "At the Gates of Silent Memory", features spoken lines by Aleister Crowley. The lines are excerpts from Crowley's poem "At Sea", recorded in 1920.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Carl McCoy, all music composed by Fields of the Nephilim (McCoy, Tony Pettitt, Paul Wright, Alexander (Nod) Wright, Peter Yates).

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "(Dead But Dreaming)"   1:28
2. "For Her Light"   3:01
3. "At the Gates of Silent Memory"   8:24
4. "(Paradise Regained)"   2:29
5. "Submission"   8:28
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Sumerland (What Dreams May Come)"   11:09
2. "Wail of Sumer"   6:24
3. "And There Will Your Heart Be Also"   7:37

Release[edit]

Elizium peaked at number 22 in the UK albums chart.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media 6.7/10[3]

AllMusic called Elizium "the band's best all-around album".[2]

Personnel[edit]

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