I took the original post down soon after I realized I'd once again made the fatal mistake of not waiting till my ears stopped ringing before posting... GROAAAAAAN!
Soooooooo... Completely re-did the vocals. Upped the bass in the mix. And played more with the bussing throughout. I do believe the result is a much more coherent and cohesive mix. Judge for yourself.
A bit controversial this piece. SPOILER ALERT: the next one will be even MORE controversial. Then perhaps I can relax for awhile and try merely to entertain. We'll see...