Son of the Morning was recorded in 2009 at Planet Red Studios in Richmond, Virginia. The album is a concept album based on the epic battle between Satan and God. Described by Kinard, the lyrics to the title track are the Devil calling out with threats to God and the chorus to the song is God's reply. The rest of the album as follows is based on God talking to people of the earth and gathering upon angels before reaching the final track "The Finisher" wherein God prevails in banishing Satan and cuts off his horns.
The cover for the album is known as a "broken pentagram". It follows exactly the same design as an inverted pentagram, but with the horns atop of it missing hence the final line of lyrics on the album. The broken pentagram was designed by the band and, since the release of Son of the Morning, it has become their trademark symbol.