I think this is the most blatantly recycled NEUTRiNOS song. We used to jam the core of this one as a warmup at practice as far back as 2012. It sounded really cool because the three (sometimes four) of us would get really into it and just go wild. Then I started writing lyrics to it and Andrew vetoed it because he got freaked out by me wanting to deliver a love spell in Latin during the break.
I eventually lost the spell I wrote when the "water proof" phone I had the lyrics saved in got wet.
When I started KiSSiNG KONTEST, I knew this was going to be on the Halloween release, paired with a medley of "Archangel" and "Just Like Heaven" (and maybe "Ex-Lion Tamer"), so it was just a matter of locking down a suitably spooky arrangement to compliment it.
Compositionally, I think this is some of my finest work, but I am not well enough versed in music theory to tell you why I like it outside of being proud of working Johann Pachelbel into a spooky bubblegum song about using black magic to get girls to like you.