hehe, yeah, I can relate to that. It took me six months just to get the riff right, but all comes with good practise as they say. What did it for me was I started using a pick that was practically bendable, the sort of thing you use for jazz songs and all that. Once I used that the riff came along quite nicely, then all I had to do was to perfect it so it sounded like the real deal. So start out with a soft guitar pick and then move on to normal guitar picks once you mastered the timing and so on..
as for the song itself, there is no way to describe it that'll do it justice, it is THE STOCKHOLM SYNDROME..a monster..
and the video used live is awesome! does anyone have that by the way?