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Becoming the Archetype

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

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