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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.   Denouement
  4.   We Ride
  5.   Elemental Bond
  6.   Xenosynthesis: Requiem Aeternam, Pt. 3
  7.   Dichotomy
  8.   The Trivial Paroxysm
  9.   Ransom
  10.   No Fall Too Far
  11.   Path of the Beam
  12.   The Sky Bearer
  13.   The Ocean Walker
  14.   Invisible Sitar
  15.   Into Oblivion
  16.   Elemental Wrath: Requiem Aeternam, Pt. 2
  17.   The Magnetic Sky
  18.   Space Refraction
  19.   March of the Dead
  20.   The Weapon Breaker
  21.   Reflect/Refract
  22.   Cardiac Rebellion
  23.   Breathing Light
  24.   End of the Age
  25.   Immolation
  26.   Autopsy
  27.   Endure
  28.   Epoch Of War
  29.   Beyond Adaptation
  30.   The Epigone
  31.   Night's Sorrow
  32.   Artificial Immortality
  33.   Mountain of Souls
  34.   The Time Bender
  35.   The Resonant Frequency of Flesh
  36.   Second Death
  37.   The Machine Killer
  38.   How Great Thou Art
  39.   The Planet Maker
  40.   The War Ender
  41.   Fire Made Flesh
  42.   Self Existent
  43.   St. Anne's Lullaby
  44.   Ex Nihilo
  45.   I Am
  46.   Deep Heaven
  47.   Music of the Spheres: Requiem Aeternam, Pt. 1
  48.   Internal Illumination
  49.   Elegy: Deception/Lament /Triumph
  50.   Nocturne
  51.   Construct And Collapse
  52.   Evil Unseen
  53.   The Eyes of the Storm
  54.   The Sun Eater
  55.   Invisible Creature
  56.   Breathing Liquid
  57.   Balance Of Eternity
  58.   Necrotizing Fasciitis
  59.   One Man Parade
  60.   Great Fall
  61.   Monolith
  62.   Magnetic World

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