Scott says: “This song is written about the film ‘Event Horizon’. I remember being blown away when I first saw this film. It’s a slow burner, in so far as it takes some time for things to get going (essential for the tension to build), but when it does get going things go from intense to just damn dark!
Enlightenment is always sold to us as a positive thing which arises from discipline, dedication, and peaceful reflection; in this film, however, Dr Weir (Sam Neil) gains enlightenment through utter darkness, from literally going to hell and coming out on the other side.
The mistake he makes, in my opinion, is letting this darkness consume and control him. We all have darkness in us – call it Thanatos if you want – however, we don’t have to let this eat us up and destroy us”.