I still standby what I said about this mix being very good.
I just gave it a good listen on my reference monitors. The first thing that stood out was the arpeggio patterns at the beginning of the verse on the acoustic. I wished there was a more wild ambience behind them. (Think Eventide Blackhole, SoundToys Crystalizer or Omnisphere). You already lathered them up pretty good, but the overall sound quality of everything else behind the acoustics is so spot on that it makes the acoustic seem bland when it comes in.
After the line “…heaven and earth start to bleed”, when the guitar changes from picking to strumming, there’s something else playing a riff (I think its a piano)…I’d bring that up a little more. Perfect opportunity to use subtle but interesting delays (if they’re not already on there).
Also, I think the part in the middle part when you have the snare strainer off…remember that’s still a snare. You seem to have approached it as if it was a rack tom. I actually really like the concept, but I think its too dark. But careful because if you brighten it up too much, it’ll bury that synth solo (which is also dark).
I also wish the cymbals were a little wider.
The second time that ‘…heaven and earth’ line comes up, the vocals right after that are buried. Its a bit hard to make out the lyrics "God give sight to the blind??’. Maybe automate the vocal up just in that spot? Everywhere else its sitting fine as far as I can tell. And at the very end of that phrase at that super high note, a crazy chorused out phased out one-off delay throw might sound super cool.
The part after ‘…has been taken away forever’. During that really cool cue where the a gritty gnarly bass drives you for a couple measure…The open hi-hat seems too distant. Its too washed out, and begins to sounds like its not a cohesive part of the drum kit. I think if you just pulled the direct mic forward, or removed some of the verb, it would fall right in place. Ultimately, I think its distracting from the groove a little.
And when you’re bashing the snot out of that China cymbal after (I assume its a china cymbal), I wish there was just a little more shimmer and air on the top of that one cymbal). But you might not be able to get it, depending on how you mic’d the kit.
OooooH…‘every time a homeless child is abducted’. Have you thought about doing a low-fi distorted radio transistor type effect there! ?? Just during that one pass where you’re sort of doing a couple spoken sung lines? Maybe run it through ‘starving and poor…(though) struggle’ Just a suggestion.