You know, they say that silence is what really makes music beautiful. Those well placed moments of pause between the notes seem insignificant, but without them we would only hear the solemn drone of funeral marches. The music is long and drawn out, and it looses its vitality. There's no bounce, there's no hope, there's no future. Silence heals. It prepares for what is to come, and at the same time provides the best kind of closure. What is better after a boisterous, overwhelming chord than grandiose silence?