Through my adolescence I became fascinated with the works of Dante Aligheri. I read the Inferno a couple times in high school out of my own interest, and I continued to read it in my college years. I have read multiple translations and have become somewhat of an Inferno scholar by doing so.
Spending as much time as I did reading the book, it became a natural source of inspiration for me. Unfortunately, this inspiration came about in the form of terrible recurring nightmares about Hell, damnation, and the Devil. A day came in about 2001, when I was just getting into music production, that I was able to focus all of this emotion into a song that I called “Why I Hate Dante”. I finished the song in an afternoon, and I don’t remember doing much of it. Looking back, creating the song was somewhat of a mystical experience for me.
This song remains to be some of my best work. It has a strong trip-hop groove that evolves throughout the song until it finally reaches critical mass and turns into a thrilling drill and bass monster. This is one of my longer works but I guarantee the tension justifies the entire length of the track.