Xenosaga Episode II

Nephilim (XS2 music)

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This article is about the Song of Nephilim in the music of Xenosaga Episode II. For other uses, see Song of Nephilim (disambiguation) or Nephilim (disambiguation).

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Original Title Nephilim
Composer(s) Yasunori Mitsuda
Arrangement Yuki Kajiura
Length 1:29
Used in Xenosaga Episode II
Other versions Song of Nephilim
Song of Nephilim (Xenosaga III ver.)
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Nephilim is Disc 2, Track 15 on the Xenosaga II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse ~Movie Scene Soundtrack~ and Track 10 on the Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse Soundtrack. It plays (in-universe) in the prologue when the Song of Nephilim starts playing on Old Miltia; it also plays over the top of other cutscene music at various points during this cutscene.

It is a remix of Song of Nephilim, and Song of Nephilim (Xenosaga III ver.) is a remix of it. New to this version is a background vocal line that appears in the Xenosaga III version above, as well as (from the music of A Missing Year) Grimoire's Girl #2~Nephilim, Grimoire's Girl #3~trapped, and Grimoire's Girl #4~the end.

The melody is also used in the Miltia incidents, Joachim's decision, and Nephilim & Abel, all from the music of Xenosaga Episode III.


  • While the original Song of Nephilim was based upon the Dies Irae, a Gregorian chant often used as a motif in classical and modern music signifying death, Nephilim in Xenosaga Episode II is even more similar to the chant; the first four notes are identical to those of the Dies Irae, and there is an added phrase that matches the second phrase of the chant. This was carried over into Song of Nephilim (Xenosaga III ver.).