No, no, no, no, no.My only issue with this song is that the piece recycled for Empire of the Clouds fits the latter song more.
That's your issue with first hearing Empire of the Clouds and that being your favorite songs and THEN hearing The Legacy after that.
To paint the picture on riff fitting the songs, I'll compare feelings when that riff comes in the song:
In The Legacy, it's like you're high on top of the the roller-coaster on midnight of New Year's Eve.
In Empire of the Clouds, it's like your hangover swaying in a very small boat on a foggy Monday morning.