Lead singer Jon Oliva told Holland edition Aardschok/Metal Hammer
in February 1990: "'The Unholy' is also based upon such a short horror story written by me. Pure fiction also. The subject is the origin of evil. One day, thousands of years ago, evil must have settled itself within humanity and that's what 'The Unholy' is all about. It's about the way evil came to earth, along with the arrival of extraterrestrial beings from another universe. I had the title in mind for a long time and it was about time to write some lyrics to go along with it."
DeeTheWriter - Saint Petersburg, Russia Federation