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Becoming The Archetype is a Christian / band on Solid State Records that formed in 1999 out of Atlanta, Georgia. Their name refers to the Bible verse Genesis 1:26 which says, “God said, ‘Let us make man in our image’” which coincides with the concept that Jesus Christ was the only person to ever be sinless; he was the ultimate archetype of humanity.

Before joining Solid State Records, they existed as a band called “The Remnant” and released an independent self-titled album which can still be purchased at Becoming the Archetype shows.

In 2005, the band signed with Solid State and released their first nation-wide album Terminate Damnation. The album was critically acclaimed for blending elements of , , and with their sound.

In early 2006, the band announced that long-time guitarist Jon Starr would be leaving the band due to pursuing a career in recording. He was replaced with Alex Kenis of the death metal band Aletheian. The band also announced that they would be writing new material in the Spring.

It was announced on July 30, that longtime guitarist Sean Cunningham will be leaving the band to pursue his last semester in college and pursue a full-time career.

In late 2011, the remaining founding members Jason Wisdom (bass, vocals) and Brandon “Duck” Duckett (drums) left the band.


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  • Sanity_Theorist

    Even the lyrics on Celestial Completion are starting to piss me applied to religious themes (ESPECIALLY rapture) just somehow make it worse. I'm really trying to like this band like I did in the past, not sure I can get past the lyrics/production in the case of Terminate Damnation.

    16 Dec 2:22pm Reply
  • Bowtiepunk

    Jason Wisdom is currently working on a PHD, just saying.

    30 Sep 3:36pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    v Touche, I forgot how much better the lyrics were on Celestial Completion. I still prefer a vocalist that hasn't shown signs of being anti-science (referring to Evil Unseen in particular.)

    13 Jun 12:57am Reply
  • spideralex90

    "You're right, now we don't have to deal with lyrics like the album Dichotomy." We already moved away from Dichotomy lyrics with Celestial Completion.

    24 Mar 6:57am Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Becoming the Archetype

    21 Mar 10:19am Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    "BTA just isn't the same without Jason Wisdom." You're right, now we don't have to deal with lyrics like the album Dichotomy.

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Line up changes happened...really, I Am is a good album if you are a djent fan. If you aren't, well, I understand your disappointment.

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
  • aernoudts

    I just feel sad while listening to the new album..

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Fallingup1986

    the new album is generic metalcore/hardcore, period.

    11 Sep 2013 Reply
  • brootall

    what happened to this band :/ [2]

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • J-Mikee

    Despite of amoumt of death/metalcore bands its, BTA is one of the bands without lack of quality.

    15 Jun 2013 Reply
  • DamienCallisto

    One of 2 decent christian bands I know of.

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Mars312

    Great concert Tuesday! They ended up staying at my place that night. Awesome guys. Can't wait to see them again.

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • bones2flesh

    the new album wore on and it's definitely a banger.

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • metalmasterman

    BTA just isn't the same without Jason Wisdom. Thankfully he is doing Solamors with ex BTA guitarist.

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • AHFall

    последний альбом немного скучноват,но в целом-прекрасно!

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    =THE WAR ENDER= awwwwww (・ω・✿)

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • blueprismacolor vote up the pic for the latest line up

    7 Apr 2013 Reply
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  • Althrioan

    check out Jason Wisdoms (ex BTA Vocalist) new band:

    25 Feb 2013 Reply
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