Hey thanks for the apology but you can keep it because this was totally enjoyable. That quick diminished change before the loop is a nice break from the main melody, reminded me of super sentai composition styles from the 60's/70's.
You know when you're close to the final boss and there's sometimes that little pre-boss level thats not really as hard but just sets the tone, like the calm before the storm? Thats what I heard, and totally loved it! Oh and your apology is REJECTED!!