asked vocalist William DuVall to comment on this song. He replied: "We thought that was a good one because it immediately sort of throws down a gauntlet: 'Here's a seven minute-plus hunk of metal to chew on – take that!' That's kind of how we looked at it. This is gonna sorta separate the wheat from the chaff as it were in terms of who's with us and who isn't. It's a real sort of test of endurance to play the thing and I think it also, as I say, you're definitely not going for radio friendly when you choose that as your opening salvo. It just kind of made what we thought was a cool statement that reflected our mind set. Like, 'Here it is; it's about as undiluted as you can get. And if you guys dig this, then you're liable to kind of be in for the ride, you know?' And what's interesting about it is we really figured radio is not gonna touch that. And sure enough the thing went Top 15 or Top 10 like Active Rock in America; stations all over the nation were playing the thing. No edit and no call for an edit; if anybody had asked, we would have refused (laughs). You know? And it got such a great reception and we see people sing along to it every night."