We have enigmatic lyrics about mirrors, windows, dreams, voids and so on. Part of me wants to call this a concept album, but so many prog albums sound like concept albums that it's hard to tell in the first place. We also have fiddly little guitar riffs and tempo changes with no apparent reason behind them.
They're all quite enjoyable, and while the result is the standard prog-metal problem of long songs the longest here being just under 10 minutes , nothing really overstays its welcome too badly. There are, of course, drums and keyboards that keep up quite impressively with the tempo changes, sometimes even getting a chance to lead the songs themselves.
Vocally, the album is nothing spectacular either. The worst thing that can happen to you as an individual, us as churches or society, is not that God speaks to us in rebuke, warning and anger, but that he does not speak to us at all.
In Romans 1 we are told what is wrong with society: "For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. This is the worst-case scenario. We turn away from God. We say we don't need you. We don't want to hear your voice. We can make it on our own. And God gives us what we want — there is silence on Earth.
In Revelation 8 there is both the silence of awe and the silence of judgement. After the half hour, all heaven breaks loose. The silence is broken by the seven angels sounding their trumpets and the judgements of God beginning. These are tough. And bitter. In verse 11 we read about the name of the great star that falls on the earth as being Wormwood. Although some modern Christians have seen great significance in the fact that wormwood in Ukrainian is Chernobyl the scene of the greatest nuclear disaster in the West , the reality is that this is an allusion to the fact that the judgements of God are bitter.
The word is used several times in the Old Testament to describe that bitterness. So there is something to do. Or up front. You are commenting using your WordPress.
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Senseless by Lisabi. At the Edge by City of the Lost. Michelle Blades - Visitor by Michelle Blades. Window Of Heaven [Instrumental] 3. A ship is built of hope Built to carry lies As only light of day is present In the world, reflected by the mirrors of contempt Minutes turn to hours, hours into days In the world, reflected by the mirrors of contempt 4.Mokusatsu (黙殺) is a Japanese word meaning "ignore", "take no notice of" or "treat with silent contempt". It is composed of two kanji characters: 黙 (moku "silence") and 殺 (satsu "killing"). It is one of the terms frequently cited to argue that problems encountered by Japanese in the sphere of international politics arise from misunderstandings or mistranslations of their language.