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Studio album by Nefilim
Released April 22, 1996 (1996-04-22)
Genre Industrial metal, death metal, gothic rock
Length 53:17
Label Beggars Banquet Records
Producer Carl McCoy
Singles from Zoon
  1. "Xodus"
    Released: 1995
  2. "Penetration"
    Released: April 1, 1996[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Zoon, Nefilim's only studio album, was released in April 1996 by Beggars Banquet Records (Calatogue number BEGA172). The album saw a move away from the rich soundscapes that characterised earlier works from Fields of the Nephilim towards a darker, more industrial/death metal sound. McCoy has stated that the album was in development hell for several years due to restrictions from the record label.[3] The album is dedicated to Scarlett McCoy, Carl McCoy's daughter.

A music video was created for "Penetration", and the song was later covered by Polish band Behemoth on their EP Slaves Shall Serve.

The album is a concept album, and while McCoy remained largely silent about the themes,[4] one possible explanation is that the story revolves around the Watchers and the Book of Enoch.[5] The word "zoon" is derived from Greek, meaning "living creature" or "beast".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Still Life"
  2. "Xodus"
  3. "Shine"
  4. "Penetration"
  5. "Melt (The Catching of the Butterfly)"
  6. "Venus Decomposing"
  7. "Pazuzu (Black Rain)"
  8. "Zoon, Parts 1 & 2: Saturation"
  9. "Zoon, Part 3: Wake World"
  10. "Coma"


  1. ^ Fields of the Nephilim: Penetration at AllMusic
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. Fields of the Nephilim: Zoon at AllMusic. Retrieved July 24, 2016.
  3. ^ http://sumerland.devin.com/articles/orkus-interview.shtml
  4. ^ a b "Sumerland: Press: Nefilim in Fight Amnesia". Sumerland.devin.com. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  5. ^ Beth Winegarner (2010-02-25). "Nephilim Reborn: Zoon". Echoes.devin.com. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 

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