it occured to me later that the main riff is pretty close to one by Converge, a band I like a lot and have seen several times live. at first it bothered me but then I realized it was just another form of sampling! also this track is VERY different from Converge's. when I first played it, I knew it would need to be a long one, with a a trance inducing feeling. hopefully, that's what I achieved.