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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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Becoming the Archetype

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

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