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

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