I like it!
I'm more of a techno person, like you said, but I'm always open to other genres! This definitely fits the title - very foreboding, yet heroic!
As for the orchestra hits, I didn't mind them very much. They work here, kinda set the tone. I think without the hits, the song wouldn't fit a spy/detective theme. I mean, all loops get repetitious, but everything seemed to work for you!
I really liked the beat and introduction to this, I also like the effort put into this and the backgrounds changing often and basically the overveiw of the music, so i'm going to give this a 8/10 :)
thanx. I was trying to cram a lot in a short period of time. I appreciate that you seemed to get the point. I'm gonna tweak this til it sounds better to me. It still needs something but I'm not yet sure what.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.