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

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