This is an official NGADM '18 Round 1 review
Beginning comments: Great sound overall. I really dug this and it's definitely my style of music that I enjoy listening to. I think you handled yourself well and created a high quality song. The drop creates a sound I've been personally chasing to recreate at the first drop. It has a very Nero - My Eyes vibe which I can't get enough of, and you 've made me slightly jealous there. However, this being a contest and all of that, here's some of the shortfalls.
Production and Mixing: Well balanced, and carefully mastered. I never thought it was out of control anywhere and it head a good sound overall. It did lack in some low end though. For the intro and the builds you were fine, but I had a small issue here and there particularly at the drops. They were missing some punch and depth, and I think the problem is that you were a little too constrained with the volume. I'm not asking for a loudness war competitor, but I'm guessing maybe you didn't finalize the mix with a master multiband compressor (Maximizer is my friend in FL). The second drop especially felt underwhelming.
Composition and Structure: In retrospect, I can't think of many ways to make it better. This is definitely a longer song for a NGADM piece, but I never felt that it overstayed it's welcome. You divided sections and theme changes well with your dynamics. Nothing in the composition was really that complex, but I think this a good case of using something basic to make a good sounding song. You have a good amount of details to make the song full and you kept an overall theme constant throughout the song. It has a slight M83 vibe going on too (take that as a compliment). Good work
Sound Design: The synths you've picked are perfect. They're all so smooth when they need to be, and the kick and the snare (granted missing some low end) fit the synthwave style really well. Love it.
Ending comments: Great work. Almost sounds like a finished product, but a very good attempt.
Total - 7.5
Production - 1
Sound Design - 2
Composition - 1.75
Structure - 1.5
Replay - 1.25