Tag: Becoming The Archetype

December 6, 2016

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5 Up and Coming Christian Metal Bands

Today, I’m doing something a little different. These bands are bands that people should know and that are on the rise. Check them out! And here you go!

5. Saints Can Lie

Metalcore acts have become very common in the United States. But Saints Can Lie seem to be doing something sort of fresh. The band formed in 2012 with the original lineup of brothers Vocalist Jake and Guitarist/Pianist Hunter Shaw, Guitarist John McDonough and Drummer Bryce Garland. The band comes from Texas, home to many amazing metal bands including Pantera and The Famine. On April 26, 2013, John, as well as Jake and Hunter, got into a car accident. John died that day, but the Shaw brothers survived. To this day, the band has memorialized him permanently on their Facebook page. The band is independent and has released an album titled Trial & Tribulation.
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February 18, 2013

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Metaphysical Monthday: Martians Matter

Sometimes, as Stephen King said, the most mind-boggling thing is size. Size conquers all. The sheer size of the known universe, for example, crushes the mind when you just consider it.

As I think about the mysteries and wonders in creation, usually my mind turns to the insanely vast reaches of space. Continued →

January 28, 2013

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Metaphysical Monthday: Month 1

You may have noticed a subtle change in the title of this column. You may have also noticed I haven’t posted a Metaphysical Monday for several weeks. Both of these situations exist because I’m working hard at turning Kafka’s Metamorphosis into a reality. Continued →

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August 13, 2012

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Metaphysical Monday: Thomas Merton

Last weekend, my wife and I visited a Benedictine Priory. We were able to attend the nightly Compline service they had, which is a nightly music service meant for meditation and evening prayers to end the day of work in which the monks have labored. Continued →

August 6, 2012

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Metaphysical Monday: Transhumanity

The issue of Transhumanity is of great interest to me and it’s something I’ve given a good amount of thought to over the past few years. The song “Artificial Immortality” is about this issue and my thoughts have changed since then (4 years ago). Continued →

July 23, 2012

July 16, 2012

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Metaphysical Monday: Event of the Year

In a few short days, The Dark Knight Rises will open in theaters. This is an event that you are either 1) anticipating or 2) in need of a wake up call so you can anticipate it.

I’ve spoken before about what Christopher Nolan’s Batman represents on a universal, artistic level. Continued →

July 9, 2012

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Metaphysical Monday: Moonrise Kingdom

This article will address several topics, so if you happen to be disinterested in the movie titled Moonrise Kingdom, be not afraid!

But yes, first of all, Moonrise Kingdom was fantastic. I’ve written here before about my feelings on Wes Anderson movies. Continued →

July 2, 2012

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Metaphysical Monday: Nonstop Touring

Becoming The Archetype is on the road right now and I’m reminded of how much work every band on the road is going through. If you haven’t noticed, the nation is blazing hot right now. And if you didn’t already know, lots of bands our size and smaller frequently sleep in their vans for lack of other lodging accommodations. Continued →

June 25, 2012

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Metaphysical Monday: Day Off

Everyone needs a day/week off, I suppose.  So I’m writing this on my computer a couple hours before it goes live just to say I couldn’t find time the last week to write a new MM post.  Between touring and recording, an opportunity just hasn’t presented itself to create anything I feel compelled to write about. Continued →

June 18, 2012

June 11, 2012

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Metaphysical Monday: Christian Literature

It seems like all the main brains in Christian theology right now are self-proclaimed Reformed guys.  Preachers and authors such as John Piper, R.C. Sproul, John MacArthur, Francis Chan (sort of), Tim Keller, J.I. Packer, Mark Driscoll (also sort of), and David Platt are all either part of the Reformed tradition or are closely related to that family of theology. Continued →

June 4, 2012

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Metaphysical Monday: Great Christian Authors

Christianity has given the world a hefty volume of great authors and books.  Obviously, you’ve got the Holy Bible, which is by far the best-selling book in the world.  And outside of that, you’ve got a rich tradition of the Church producing excellent literature.   Continued →

May 28, 2012

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Metaphysical Monday: Festival Tragedies

This article is about a touchy (and somewhat trendy) subject right now.  A lot of people are talking about the state of Christian festivals and I can perhaps shed some light on this subject.

Christian festivals (and mainstream festivals as well, I assume) have been experiencing declining ticket sales for years.   Continued →

May 21, 2012

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Metaphysical Monday: New Music

Monday is a magical (or muddled) day, so it’s fitting that Monday (today) is when Becoming The Archetype starts tracking drums for a new record.  Now, this isn’t a self-praising article meant to make you look at me.  But it is a celebration of new music being made, Mondays being awesome for once, and the joy of fresh sounds. Continued →

May 14, 2012

Metaphysical Monday: The Life Aquatic

Anyone who’s seen a Wes Anderson movie knows how quirky, yet glorious, some of his shots can be.  Unique style of filming mixed with unusual dialogue are trademarks of Wes Anderson films.  But one of my favorite aspects of his films is the focus on the family (pun intended, sorry Dr. Continued →

May 7, 2012

Metaphysical Monday: Movie Magic

IVM is mostly about music, but I think this community also cares about movies, right?  So why not have some Metaphysical Monday posts that relate to movies and their message?  Ok, ok, you’ve convinced me.  Let’s do it!

Let’s look at Christopher Nolan films, mainly his 3 titles in the Batman franchise, since there’s a new Batman movie coming out.   Continued →

April 30, 2012

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Metaphysical Monday: Southtown

There was a time when rap-rock ruled the world.  Although I don’t want those days to come back, there were some pretty sweet albums made during those years that I still enjoy.  I think the best of that genre/era was “The Fundamental Elements of Southtown” by P.O.D.   Continued →