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Celestial Completion

Becoming the Archetype

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With savage finesse, Becoming the Archetype moves beyond their Christian metalcore comfort zone on Celestial Completion. Even compared with BTA’s blistering earlier releases, Celestial Completion is an album of violent contrasts, rendered with fearless spirit. Bassist Jason Wisdom’s harsh vocals are paired with newly recruited guitarist Daniel Gailey’s clean-edged singing to stunning effect. Even more striking are the bold arrangement choices the band makes — from the pizzicato strings and massed vocals opening “The Resonant Frequency of Flesh” through the cinematic sweep of the closing number “Breathing Light,” the album’s instrumental shifts are as dazzling as they are unpredictable. Most radical of all is “Cardiac Rebellion,” a dreamy, dirge-like number that breaks into a ska interlude (complete with trombone by ex-Five Iron Frenzy member Dennis Culp). Skull-piercing riffage and pummeling drum work keep Celestial Completion brilliantly brutal, even as Becoming the Archetype crosses the threshold into bold new territory.

Customer Reviews

Requiem Aeternum.

Most of this album is just okay to good, but the trilogy of songs Requiem Aeternum are quite the masterpiece bridging many styles and genres. Otherwise, I quite enjoyed the jazzy flair of Cardiac Rebellion.

Biography

Formed: 1999 in Atlanta, GA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s

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...
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Celestial Completion, Becoming the Archetype
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  • $7.99
  • Genres: Metal, Music, Rock
  • Released: Mar 25, 2011

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