Solid guitar riff at the beginning. Drums are pretty loud and crisp, too. I like the atmosphere and melodies at :22, but I think the pads are distorting the mix a bit. The composition gets a little repetitive after a while (at least during the first half), and also might need a little more textural fill. The breakdown at 1:20 worked well, and the melodic content at 1:45 really helped give the piece more drive and energy going into the more climactic section towards the end. I think there are a couple transitions in here that could use some smoothing over, notably :22, 1:44, and 3:07. The fade-out at the end also seemed to come on a little too fast. That said, I really like the energy, production, and structural variety on this one. Strong work overall.
I remember really liking your work back in the day (I think you submitted something to the NGUAC back in 2015 or so...). I'm excited to see what you produce in the next round! ^_^