VI: Apocalypse in 9/8 (Co-Starring the Delicious Talents of Gabble Ratchet)
This section is perhaps the most intense of the song, layering cliché apocalyptic lyrics over music in an unsettlingly unusual time signature. The imagery of this section, like its lyrics, takes cues from the Book of Revelations. And just as the lyrics play with the ordering of the events that lead to the end of the world, so too does my artistic license distinguish between what's written and what's shown. "The guards of Magog" are erroneously the 4 horsemen recast as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (left to right; Death, Famine, War and Conquest). Conquest, riding the white horse, is also sometimes associated with Pestilence, so as a happy medium I imagined him as Chemical Warfare, demanding the conquest of other lands at all costs (even the land's own fertility). As they enter the scene, the POV naturally flee in fright.