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Okay, this is gonna be slightly tough for me to explain...


Wiki says

A Thousand Suns is a concept album dealing with nuclear warfare and themes of war in general.

This obviously does make a lot of sense, let's have a look at some of the tracks and as to where that theme could fall in, but first...


The album's title comes from the Hindu Sanskrit text Bhagvad Gita, "If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one.", a quote made famous by J. Robert Oppenheimer in reference to the atom bomb.

The Requiem - "burn inside the fires of a thousand suns."

The Radiance - not only the title, itself, reflects on somewhat nuclear war, but the words are from Oppenheimer himself.

Burning in the Skies - possible title reference.

Empty Spaces - war sounds.

Jornada del Muerto - atomic explosion in New Mexico.

Wisdom, Justice and Love - "burning human beings with napalm."

The Catalst - "burn inside the fires of a thousand suns."


So where does Fallout fall into this? Ever since the tracklist leaked, the song title always reminded me of the video game Fallout (more specifically Fallout 3) - but would this fit? Of course, why wouldn't it? The game is set after the worlds longest and largest nuclear war, where nuclear elements and references are still present in the game - such as sickness from radiation and the majority of America destroyed due to the fact of the nuclear war.


With some of the members of the band being gamers, maybe they got this idea of the title from the game?

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