Strong rhythm guitar throughout. Chugs at 1:04 are groovin'. I do find myself wanting a little more busy instrumentation on these sections.
My only real complaint is mixing. Drums are a little flat. Probably could use tape saturation to liven up that snare. Orchestral elements are seemingly louder than rhythm guitar and bass.
Siiiiiick guitar riffage at 2:10. Seems to be alternating between locrian or phrygian and harmonic minor.
Overall, the writing of this track is just great, a nice blend between electronic, symphonic, and metal elements. You've made a lot of really brave compositional decisions, and they have paid off. Now, if only someone would get on that master bus and pump it, my life -- I mean this song -- would be complete.
Thanks for turning out to this year's competition!
Ps, smoking lead at 5 minutes. Really drove things home.