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

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