Putting The "Wave" in Power Metal
Synthwave and Metal just go together. Who knows why? Does it even matter? Probably not. The important thing is that fans of one tend to be fans of the other. 16 Colors is the Synthwave side project of 1-900, and is also featured in the fictional story.
The sound of (what today would be called) Synthwave permeated the culture of 1980s America & Western Europe. Today, its echo reverberates in the subconscious of those who espy the re-encroachment of Communism and fascist totalitarianism upon individual liberty and freedom.
It's funny how history repeats itself, if you're genuinely awakened enough to see it.