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From 0:00-0:08 is the regular beating of a solo bass drum, which carries on throughout the entire piece. This sounds like the ba-dum of a heartbeat and is suggested to in fact be the Doom Drum, which is the sound of Lorkhan's Beating Heart from within Red Mountain. This sets the mood of the piece and holds the entire track together, much as Lorkhan holds Life together, and as his Tower, Red Mountain, helps hold Life on Tamriel.