A few years ago I was asked to compose a song entirely on drums without any input from a guitarist or bass player. It was an experiment to see what the drums might inspire in someone writing guitar as Loincloth were trying to wrap things up for what would be our final album, 'Psalms of the Morbid Whore'. I could appreciate the experimental idea behind it but I felt like our writing process, which was even more nuanced and micro-analyzed then Confessor's, would render most of what I might come up with completely unrecognizable. Plus, I was well aware that my composing style was in such stark contrast to the composing style of the person asking that it would slow things down at a time when there was mounting pressure to get things ready to go into the studio. What I offered instead was a chance to explore some basic polyrhythmic exercises that I had wanted to dive into for years. They say patience is a virtue, and in this particular case waiting for the right time to try to process these exercises into riffs worked out wonderfully. Three years later I am still chipping away at the tip of this riff iceberg.