The song was written by keyboardist/bandleader
Tuomas Holopainenand is about the Columbine high school massacre. It features a dialogue between Tarja Turunenand Ike Vilof Babylon Whores. It also includes a line from William Shakespeare's " The Tempest" which is said to have been heard during the massacre. ("Good wombs hath borne bad sons.")
The song may also be written in reference to the
Dragonlanceseries of fantasy novels. The line "Even the dead cry, their only comfort" is found in the book The Test Of The Twins, and the Kinslayer War was a major historical event in the Dragonlance universe.
"The Kinslayer" is also the name given to the character
Lews Therin Telamonin the Wheel of Timeseries.
# The Kinslayer
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