well for me, it all starts with the initial riff that is catchy. Sometimes it’s a chorus, or verse, etc. However, I’ll build the song from there. Believe it or not, vocals come last. Once I have a completed musical composition, Alex, Russ (both vocalists) and I will sit down and try to get a grasp on how the song makes us feel. And the rest is history. As a producer and engineer, I’ve always tried to write very cinematic feels within my music. I want the listener to have that feeling. In essence, it’s not just a song, it’s a short story film that they’re listening to. Additionally, heavy music and melodic choruses have always been my type of music to listen to.