Yeah, as I noted I was rather bemused by how many people picked similar rhymes, even to the point where the rhymes were actually the same as the song's. When I saw that happened I knew I had a pretty good chance of winning as the dasher, since you couldn't just pick it out because the rhyme was different.
As for Ayreon's music...
The album The Human Equation is just... good. Some more choice picks from that album...Day 3 - Pain
for some reason always pumps me up when I listen to it. It's Agony and Rage 'introducing' themselves to him in his coma, with Love coming at the very end telling him to not lose hope; that he can break out of their hold.Day 12 - Trauma
has one of the few times I really actually approve of black metal 'growl' style voice with Fear telling him he's better off dead, Agony, Passion, Reason dragging him through why
he became what he did, and Pride telling him to go back to repressing his memories/emotions and thrive.Day 16 - Loser
deals with his relationship with his father (who's pretty much a complete and utter bastard). Instrumentals in that song are crazy but good.
And from another album, 01011001.Age of Shadows
, the opener of the album, has an advanced society invest increasingly in machines until the machines run everything, even their lives. Heck, listen to it and think of the Matrix - the song fits perfectly.
And for someone wanting to expand on their musical tastes... I considered using Jill Tracy's The Proof
, Diablo Swing Orchestra's A Tap Dancer's Dilemma
, Stolen Babies' Push Button
, Flobot's Handlebars
, Van Canto's The Mission
, or Machinae Supremacy's Nova Prospekt
You know, at some point, I need to just make a thread in General Chat where I go through all the bands I listen to. There's quite a few I'm fairly sure no one here on the boards have heard of.