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

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