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

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