This is an NGADM 2015 review.
The strings in the intro are nice, but what really impressed me was how you transitioned into the breakbeat percussion! That major chord leading into the gradually increasing tempo of the percussion kind of blew me away - the way everything came together when you introduced the beat and then the piano chords. It resonated with me pretty strongly - it's so god damn cinematic and powerful; especially with the riser and pad chords on top of it all!
I think the only thing that disappointed me after that was your use of the supersaw in the chorus. I don't think it's an appropriate sound for what you started with, and how we got to this point in the song. It's just too harsh imo. That said, the rest of the chorus is fantastic. The choir/pad is great. Your percussion is strong, pretty good kick (could use more high end and impact, though) and the snare is pretty good; perhaps a little middling though. Maybe bring out that low main frequency a bit and give it some gloss; maybe even some noise with a short attack/release layered on top.
Great breakdown. The portamento pad/string (something) around 2:45 really got me! The modulated bass in the intro and how different this part is from the rest of the song works quite well - it's a great buildup. I might have appreciated some highpass work or something to flavor it up, as the chorus hits with very little impact imo; but it's still good stuff. As said before, I feel that the supersaw lets you down. You could probably remove it entirely and you might end up with a better song, but I'm unsure. I say this not to your detriment to be honest though because it's more that the rest of the elements are so well put together/constructed.
Chorus at 4:39 mixes things up once again! This is a much better use of the saw, where you've got longer notes, and I think it works better here by a lot. It's just less screamy and tense, and fits the song thematically a little better.
Despite the fact that I had a few negative things to say, I believe this is one of the best entries of the round, probably top 5. When it came down to your entry and skyewint's entry, I found it impossible to choose between the two of you. This song is fantastic.