Nice, but lacking in some areas.
First off: While I agree that some songs were not good enough to merit top five (namely ElectroGangrene), I think it very arrogant to make a track around someone elses vocals and expect it automatically to be top five material. Stay humble man, its good for you.
All thoughts aside, heres what it is:
The intro was nice , a little bit dry, but still fitting. It seemed to build up in frequency as well as complexity, as every new instrument you added was just a little bit higher on the frequency spectrum right up to the introduction of the vocals.
The drum samples are nicely chosen for the song. I would have liked to hear a less noisy and more crisp snare layered over (or substituted for) the original during rolls, but the original suffices. Not much to say in the way of drum arrangement, its just another classic techno beat.
The bass was also another classic of the techno genre, but I did notice it seemed to get very quiet and at times the low pass filter over it would make it almost indistinguishable from the other intruments in the song. This may be unavoidable if you were trying to accent the lead, but I decided to point it out in case it was an unintended side effect.
There wasnt much in the way of leads, just one huge lead with a very wide reverb that came out during the refrain. The lead does sound nice though.
There wasnt much else to the song, but I like how you kept everything fresh with the very acid-ish filters. Im very tempted to say that the constant automation of the filters is the main appeal to this track. It does sound nice, but it is a very cheap way to offset a lack of variation in the song itself.
Nothing much to say about the ending, it was different from the normal 'classic' techno endings, so plus points there.
Vocals are usually made last in a song because the vocals are supposed to wrap around the song, not the other way around. But I will acknowledge the effort and discipline you took to make a song in reverse, I know from experience that it isnt easy. I was originally going to mark down because of the lack of 'true' complexity but then I realized that this is a remix. It kinda sucks but I see potential in this track (even if alot of it is already actualized) and it would be nice if you made a completely original version, lyrics and all. This way you wouldnt be tied down to the chord progressions from the lyrics used in the original song and you wouldnt have any kind of preset 'guide' that you have to follow (from the original song).
I will point out that you would make a great sound engineer, and I say this for three reasons: 1) The soundscape you have created is suprisingly clear and interesting 2) The song is well equalized, I cant find any real flaws there 3) The automation of the different filters throughout the song is nothing but pure listening enjoyment. This song is well mastered.
Over all, this is the work of a mastering genius, but it seems to lack any true creativity on your part as far as arrangment goes. I will note that the intruments themselves appear to be chosen by a well trained ear, they are very fitting for how you used them in this peice.
And yes, the vocals you chose were nice, but I am not reviewing the vocals, im reviewing the song :P
The work you put into this was evident, very nice.