Vocalist Frank Carter (From Kerrang! magazine April 18, 2009): "Simply put, I was at my lowest ebb probably that I have ever been in my life. I didn't wanna be around much anymore, and I wrote that song and it made me feel better." He added: "There is a lot to be said for taking some time out and going to a dark place."
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."