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A GENERATION OF TIME VII

 

RELEASED JUNE 1 1997

IT IS THE WORLDS OLDEST STORY RETOLD IN A POETIC, CONCEPTUAL FORM THAT TRANSPORTS THE LISTENER FROM THE FIRST MELOTIC HOOK TO THE DRAMATIC CLOSE.

A COMPLEAT PRODUCTION IN ROCK-OPERA FORM REMINISCENT OF CLASSIC ALBUMS OF THE PAST.

IT CANNOT BE COMPARED TO ANYTHING PREVIOUSLY MARKETED. IT IS FILLED WITH DIVERSE INSTRUMENTATION, RANGING FROM THE MOVING ACCOUSTICAL THEMES TO POWERFUL ROCK ARRANGEMENTS WRITTEN BY A SINGULAR ARTIST.

A GENERATION OF TIME VII IS AN ALBUM TO BE LISTEN TO IN IT'S ENTIRETY. IT IS MORE THEN A RECORDING IT IS A JOURNEY. 

1. A Creation of Time of Time,

 

2. A Battle in The Heavens 

3. Time Begins  
In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth,
And the earth became void and darkness fell upon the face of the deep.
Cover the land in water.
Water to wash away the sin.
The first earth age has fallen, the second to begin.
Create a new, and give it to the chosen few.
Plant the seed and watch it grow,
In the midst of the beauty below.
Give all life to all that breath,
Though in a short time they begin to greed.
They make gods before themselves
And in time destroy themselves.

4. Two thousand Years

5. The Man 
Set aside a garden
Their to create THE MAN,
The Ha-adham the first of the heritage,
Through him the great “I AM”
Bring to him a mate that will
Bare the seed of salvation for all to feel.
Stay away from the tree of sin,
And the one that lies within.

6. Temptation 

7. The Lie,
Did God really say?
When you partake you will surely die.
Well I’m here to say through me you will be alive.
No I should stay away,
Stay away from you.
You are deceiving in your ways
And through lust I partake of you.

8. Black


9. Adams Cry
God why? Did you bring me this woman.
And why did I turn my back on you?
And why did you give me eyes to see with?
And why did you give me lust to feel with?
And why did I depart from you?
And why was I among the chosen few?
And why must I go down this road?
And why must I carry this load?

 

10. Blood 
On that day we were cast away.
I settled on a new ground.
I knew my wife for what she was,
For a son to help till the ground.
But on that day they did arrive,
Two brothers of a different kind.
Cain and Abel were their names
But of the seed, they were not the same.
Cain went to till the ground,
Abel bears the flock that was around,
Bring to God the best they made.
The first the pure the unshamed.
But anger built within his soul,
Strike his brother with the fatal blow
As his body laid on the ground, his blood cried out from the ground.

 

11. Abel's Death,
I can’t seem to feel.
The breath escapes my lips and I am afraid I may never see the light again.
As it grows colder,
Darkness seems to overtake me.
Am I getting older or have I stopper completely?
I feel like I’m floating away,
Body seems to be on the ground.
See the lights all around.
Forevermore away.

12. The Mark
Cain, where is thy brother?
For his blood cries to me from the ground.
I have warned you of your anger.
Now I must cast you from the ground.
You must go into the world.
A wonderer and a vagabond you will be.

 

13. Generations

14. God's tears 
I don’t know how long I can hold back the tears,
The rain will fall once again.
I don’t know how you can betray,
The love that I have for you.
Forevermore.
It repented the Lord for he made man
Giving him a will to choose his own
And the one who created out of love
Is being thrown from the thrown
As the world lives unto its needs
As we all look forward to our own greed
We miss the truth in what we should see within our soul
As the years went on generations past
Living our life’s in seconds fast
God looked on the earth abound
One tear fell to the ground.
God saw the wicked greed
A sin that forgot his Godly need
Giving them to thoughts who would destroy the seed of love.
There was one man and one soul
That would not give in and would not take of the men of renown
Giants of renown
Noah was found pure of his kind.
His sons and their wifes had not partaken and were not blind.
They were not blind of the truth.
God looked over the world of sin
He said I must wash this world and destroy it once again
They have turned away, away from my love
They have forgotten my love
All I want is to give my love
To all, for all, my love.
And my tears will fall down
And they will fall to the ground
Wash away the sins
The men of renown
My tears will fall down
Fall to the ground.

15. I Will 
I will obey
What is your will?
You’ve asked of me to be set free.
To be set free.
Everlasting family
I will obey you
I will bring to you the chosen few.

 

16. Am I the fool 

Am I the Fool
What do I do?
What can I do?
Am I the fool?
They call me the fool
For I’ve been taken in by choosing you
I have worked so hard so many years
To build this ark to protect me
From you falling tears.
Am I the fool?
Why is this world so cruel?
I still believe
I know that you promised me that you
Would set us free
And I will hold one Give me strength to carry on.
My blood is getting thin
And my sight is growing dim
My mind seems to wonder
The generations I have known
They have all been against me
They have all sworn against me
But what will I do when the time will come
When they all see the water falling on their tongues?
Will I have the knowledge to understand?
When I see the whites of their eyes
When I hear their sins crying again?
Am I the fool?
Are we the fools?
Damn the fools
I was the fool.

17. Rain,

 

18.Generations,

These are the generations of man..

19. In the End. 
As it was in the beginning
it will be in the end...............

One, A Generation of Time VII
Artist: Malachi
Label: Independently Released
Time: 61:02 minutes/41 Tracks (20 empty)

I really enjoy listening to this album. It could possibly be described as a progressive, somewhat symphonic rock and roll journey. Though my familiarity with bands of this style is limited, I think Pink Floyd could be an influence here. The music is written and performed by one person, who simply identifies himself as Malachi. On his web page it says this is Malachi's third album, but it does not give any information about the previous two.

The majority of this album, about 45 minutes and 19 track numbers, could be viewed as one long song with many movements, and begs to be listened to all  at once. The general formula is mellow piano/keyboard intros building to rock and roll movements with pleasing male vocals and occasional violins (real or synthesized), which give way to mellow or spacey interludes, which transform back into rock movements. The lyrics, which are included in the booklet, tell the story of the Bible from creation to the flood, as in the song, "Time Begins."

  • In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
    And the earth became void,
    And darkness fell upon the face of the deep.
    Covered the land with water,
    Water to wash away the sin.
    The first earth age has fallen,
    The second to begin.
    Create a new.
    Give it to the chosen few.
    Plant the seed
    And watch it grow,
    In the midst of  the beauty below.
    Give all life to all that breathe,
    Though in a short time they begin to greed.
    They make gods before themselves,
    And in time destroy themselves.

Apparently this is the first of seven albums from Malachi, which would probably follow the story of the Bible through from cover to cover.

Tracks 40 and 41 are an intro, a song, and then another song. Although it is obvious that these songs are from the same artist, they follow a more standard rock and roll song format. The lyrical subject matter also varies from the rest of the album. I assume these are the reasons why they were stuck out in space at the end of the disc.

One is an enjoyable experience, and I look forward to the next six albums in this series.

By Chris King (3/21/99)