That intro is the bollox mate, really dark and sinister....I'm feelin this one! Hmm.....I have to agree about the sidechained pad, it's ok, but I think it would be better without it. You've got some really well crafted sounds in here, just think they need to be brought together better.
This thing has to sound weird, but i must say, i'm really agreeing with you guys, doing it all , to get that pad sounding nice in the mix.
Somehow, i seem to be failing with it right now. It doesn't sit that well somehow. Hmm. I'll fuck around and try to get it sorted out, thanks for helping out!