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Frankland S. Strickland
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Let's all "Celebrate" the "Power" this album reveals. For some fans, this is nothing short of "Paradise Regained" and they will gladly sink into the "Submission" this album demands. Leave all doubts "At the Gates of Silent Memory" and join Fields of the Nephilim on this latest journey. Once you buy this album, I promise "There Your Heart Will Be Also." Okay, sorry, enough of my cheesy silliness! If I'm trying to make a point with all of this, then it is to say that "Mourning Sun" sounds nothing like any of its predecessors, yet, at the same time, it sounds like ALL of them---all of them simultaneously, I might add!
So . . . am I suggesting that one track on this album might sound like something from "Dawnrazor" while another sounds like something from "Elizium"? Well, no, not exactly. What I am suggesting is that all of the ingredients that went into the band's former albums are found here in one recipe. It's sort of a shepherd's pie, if you will . . . no, I got it . . . Cajun gumbo! I don't mean to imply that "Mourning Sun" is a "one size fits all," but I am confident that all fans will be satisfied and will find the elements most palatable from former albums contained herein.
"Straight to the Light" --- McCoy gets the album going at full steam with this one! Those unfamiliar with the band might think this is Death Metal, but we all know better. Still, this one reminds me of "Zoon" more than any other. It is actually preceeded by "Shroud (Exordium)," but "Shroud" is a rather lengthy introduction to the album and is mostly instrumental save for some background voices---think "Intro (the Harmonica Man)" or "Still Life."
"New Gold Dawn" --- Originally, this one was my favorite track since it sounded most like something from "The Nephilim." "The Nephilim" was the first album I ever bought from the band and so I'm naturally inclined to it.
"Requiem XIII-33 (Le Veilleur Silencieux)" --- This one sort of slows the pace down a bit and, at times, is quite reminiscent of what we all loved about "Elizium."
"Xiberia (Seasons In The Ice Cage)" ---- INSTANT CLASSIC ALERT!!! INSTANT CLASSIC ALERT!!!
This song, hands down, is one of my favorites and not only from Fields of the Nephilim, but from all bands of all time! This is a "Stairway to Heaven" caliber song----epic and timeless!!! Want to take a journey that at times reminds you of "Dawnrazor," then "The Nephilim," then "Zoon," and all with "Elizium" going full blast at the same time? Try this one!!! Seriously, as much as I've liked many of the band's other songs through the years, this is now my favorite!!!
"She" ----coming down from the frenzied, cosmic orgasm of the previous track, "She" brings us back to earth. It's a beautiful earth, but still dark and filled with uncertainty. Clocking in at over nine minutes, this is one of the album's longer epics.
"Mourning Sun" ---- The title track, at over 10 minutes in length, is the longest on the album. It goes without saying that this is another epic. Awesome song, awesome journey!
"In the Year 2525" ---- This is a cover song that McCoy makes into his own, if you know what I'm saying. Not found on the original release, it is included here an obligatory "bonus track." I can't say yet how much I like it or whether it actually fits thematically with the rest of the album. Time will tell. Remember though, it is a bonus track!