Neil Nathan’s “The Folly Of War” is an epic, progressive-tinged track that links together early Genesis, Queen, and just enough James Taylor to make the vocals soar. Strings are incorporated into The Folly of War to add a timeless air. The back and forth between instrumental and vocal-heavy sections provides further gravitas to the composition. The two elements are able to work together at points to weave a story about the titular statement. To that point, the martial drumbeat that rises up at point further ensures that the song will remain in listeners’; brains long after the last refrain concludes.