Holds potential, truly sparks imagination.
I loved that intro! It reminded me of Terminator though for some reason. But the songs power does not stem from that alone!
Then you have that progressive flute going up and down, a great and powerful mix of instruments! I felt however that the loop shifts energies too much for a 49 second loop.
I mean the intro and starting from 0:13 you have these wicked reverbed deep kick, that adds so much to the piece, and then at 0:23 you kinda let everything die, and then the kick disappears entirely after that. I wish you had kept that kick :(
The song loops in an acceptable manner, though not perfect. It is still however fine, so kudo's on that.
At 0:27 that flute going up and down reminded me of the intro song for FF12 *used previously in another FF game, I forget which one*, but i'm sure this is only because of the progression you picked, otherwise the flute in all the other parts help a great deal in provoking a sinister feel.
All in all it's a good loop loogiesquared, and it holds power, but I feel it also holds a lot of unfulfilled potential. Good luck with the contest, I wish you well!
Keep up the good fight and keep em coming, i'll see you on the battle field >:}!