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

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