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Becoming the Archetype

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Christian rockers bringing a progressive sound and compassionate message to full-on death metal, Atlanta-based Becoming the Archetype were founded in 1999 under the name the Remnant. After recording a self-released album as the Remnant, the group retooled its sound and re-emerged as Becoming the Archetype, a name that references Jesus Christ as the only man who lived without sin, standing as the ideal model for mankind. In late 2004, the band signed with Solid State Records, a metal-oriented subsidiary of Tooth and Nail, and the group -- Jason Wisdom on bass and vocals, Sean Cunningham and Jon Star on guitars, Seth Hecox on guitar and keyboards, and Brent Duckett on drums -- went into the studio to record their first album as Becoming the Archetype, Terminate Damnation, which was released in the summer of 2005. The band toured extensively in support of the release, though Becoming the Archetype would go through some changes before they would enter the studio again. Star left the band to pursue a career as a recording engineer in 2006, and Alex Kenis, whose band Aletheian had toured with Becoming the Archetype, was recruited to join the group; in addition to playing guitar, Kenis also sings with BTA, with his melodic vocal style contrasting with Wisdom's gruff bark. A few months later, Cunningham resigned from the group, and Becoming the Archetype opted to work as a four-piece rather than replace him. BTA's second album, The Physics of Fire, was released by Solid State in May 2007. ~ Mark Deming
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  2.   O Holy Night
  3.   Path of the Beam
  4.   Beyond Adaptation
  5.   The Ocean Walker
  6.   Great Fall
  7.   The Resonant Frequency of Flesh
  8.   Breathing Liquid
  9.   Into Oblivion
  10.   I Am
  11.   The Sun Eater
  12.   The Machine Killer
  13.   The Eyes of the Storm
  14.   Elemental Bond
  15.   The Magnetic Sky
  16.   Music of the Spheres: Requiem Aeternam, Pt. 1
  17.   Invisible Creature
  18.   Internal Illumination
  19.   St. Anne's Lullaby
  20.   Ransom
  21.   End of the Age
  22.   Dichotomy
  23.   Artificial Immortality
  24.   Autopsy
  25.   The Trivial Paroxysm
  26.   Denouement
  27.   Necrotizing Fasciitis
  28.   Cardiac Rebellion
  29.   One Man Parade
  30.   Reflect/Refract
  31.   Fire Made Flesh
  32.   March of the Dead
  33.   The Planet Maker
  34.   The Weapon Breaker
  35.   Space Refraction
  36.   We Ride
  37.   Xenosynthesis: Requiem Aeternam, Pt. 3
  38.   Elemental Wrath: Requiem Aeternam, Pt. 2
  39.   Breathing Light
  40.   Mountain of Souls
  41.   How Great Thou Art
  42.   Deep Heaven
  43.   Nocturne
  44.   Construct And Collapse
  45.   Endure
  46.   Second Death
  47.   Elegy: Deception/Lament /Triumph
  48.   Night's Sorrow
  49.   The Epigone
  50.   No Fall Too Far
  51.   Ex Nihilo
  52.   Balance Of Eternity
  53.   Self Existent
  54.   Epoch Of War
  55.   Evil Unseen
  56.   Invisible Sitar
  57.   The Sky Bearer
  58.   Monolith
  59.   The Time Bender
  60.   Magnetic World
  61.   The War Ender
  62.   Immolation

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