---=== NGADM Round 1 Review ===---
Well this is catchy. I think that's what was most reflected in my score in the end. I admit I was slightly blinded by that since I had just listened to so many tracks as, listening again, I've noticed a couple of things that should have changed my score a little. Having said that, this is still a very good piece of music, and here's why...
On the composition side - you have written well built up intro which immediately hooks the listener and then builds again. The whole thing works together to create a sense of relentless rhythm which you played with well when you added another synth around 1:15. Good idea to add a short pause around 1:30 to give the listener a chance to relax and breathe. You're very good at using short breaks and rhythm to keep the listener interested - I was grateful for the 2 others later in the track, also.
The break later one was lovely and added another dimension to the track.
Production is very good, everything fits and is clear and coherent. It definitely works as a whole and directs your attention where it matters.
Now what I missed originally is just how loud this track is. The loudness war is over, you don't need to (and can't) compete for how damn loud it can be any more. Streaming sites will definitely drop the volume of this track over all because of how loud it is which defeats the purpose. Might as well go for dynamics these days! You're better off and it's more comfortable for the listener.
So, over all, this was a strong entry to round 1. Congratulations on passing through to the next!
Scores are weighted so that comp and prod are 75% of the score:
Enjoyment, atmosphere, replay and all the other odd stuff: 9