I call it sci-fi...it's a concept set in "the future" that incorporates genetically engineered Messiah figures, genocidal test-tube clones, global war...
Test-tube kid is born. Hes stolen by a woman clairvoyant who understands his life has some kind of martyred purpose. She raises him under horrible circumstances, and the kid is influenced by all the bad stuff around him. He becomes a small-time criminal, is sent to jail, has no remorse or sense of history. But then he has a near-death experience, and then a conversion experience. He realizes he has to connect himself to a higher purpose.
At the time hes having these experiences, the world is undergoing an apocalyptic war led by this Brother 33 character, who is sticking his fingers into ethnic conflicts around the world. So Vadikyn (the test-tube guy) goes off to war, becomes a war hero, and then his genetic background is revealed to him. He realizes he is made of some sort of engineered perfection, and if he donates his body to science, the world will basically be perfect.
It is a BRILLIANT album. Conceived and delivered as well as anything I've ever heard. It's Generation X's "The Wall," but for whatever reason, it stayed quiet.
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