Tag: Seth Hecox

March 12, 2019

Who Is This God Person Anyway?

Lee Brown who was a writer and prominent member of the IVM family here (not to mention a Pastor), has written his second book and it is available via Amazon right here. The book is titled “Who Is This God Person Anyway?”. The forwards of this book were written by Leanor Ortega Till of Five Iron and Seth Hecox formerly of Becoming The Archetype. I think you’ll all find something of great depth here in this book and some challenging questions that are raised. The book is available both as a paperback and as a digital copy via Amazon here.… Continued →

February 28, 2017

February 14, 2017

INTERVIEW : Seth Hecox (BTA) interviews Jason Wisdom (Death Therapy)

This is Part 3 of the “Seth Hecox interviews Jason Wisdom” interview series. *Links to Parts 1 and Deux at the end of the interview.   Seth Jason, you’ve done a great job of telling us about your new project and album in the first 2 parts of our interview. Now we begin Part 3, for the wonderful online community at indievisionmusic and I’ve collected a few questions from members of that community and I’ll start off with one of their questions: Scott asks “I would like to know how he got into heavy Christian music.Continued →

January 4, 2017

Impending Interview with Jason Wisdom (Death Therapy, ex Becoming The Archetype)

Hi, I’m Seth Andrew Hecox and I am conducting a 4+ part interview with Jason Marshall Wisdom right now. Part 3 will post exclusively to IVM and that part of the interview is where you come in. Send me questions, ideas and conundrums that you want to ask Jason. For instance, if you’ve ever wanted to know if he’s farted so strongly that he blew a hole in his boxers, this is the time to find your answer! Fire away!… Continued →

January 31, 2014

June 25, 2013

REVIEW : Brandon Michael Williams presents The Brandonborg Concertos

This is a magnum opus.  And it’s free. The Brandonborg Concertos is an exercise in several different aspects, some musical, some recording, some psychological.  There are 5 movements and these movements are titled: 1. Inspiration 2. Implementation 3. Accumulation 4. Disintegration 5. Assimilation Download it here: http://brandonmichaelwilliams.net/2013/06/the-brandonborg-concertos-out-now-2/ The 5 movements cover a significant spectrum of music.  The first 3 tracks are very classical in nature.  Driven by piano and various sections of a string quartet (if you know anything about concertos, this will make sense), the first 3 movements are enjoyable listens and are recorded raw and in the flesh.  … Continued →

May 14, 2013

REVIEW : Blaster The Rocket Man/Destroy Nate Allen - Split 7"

Whenever someone offers you the chance to review a vinyl copy of Blaster songs, you are required by intergallactic code #471.QZB to reply “Absolutely!”  So when Nate reached out to me inquiring about just such a possibility, I did my civic duty and replied with the above response.  A week later, I received a package with the dread-inducing return address of “DNA.”  Until I figured out that these were the initials of Destroy Nate Allen, I was mildly concerned that my world was about to change for (probably) the worse.… Continued →

February 18, 2013

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. Recently, scientists discovered a galaxy that is much, much larger than any galaxy was expected to be capable of. The physical limits on the size of a galaxy that scientists previously held were horribly outdone by this newly discovered galaxy.… Continued →

January 28, 2013

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. It’s taking longer than it did in the book, but so far, I am successful: my body is slowly turning into a bug. A beetle, actually. Sadly, not a Beatle. Anywho, the point of all this is that I’m planning to write Metaphysical Monthday once every month.… Continued →

November 12, 2012

August 13, 2012

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. At the priory, my thoughts turned to Thomas Merton, one of my favorite authors.  I’ve made no secret of my affection for the writings of C.S. Lewis, and Merton is another in this line of spiritual thinkers that come from a different background than I do.  … Continued →

August 6, 2012

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). Transhumanity, shortened to h+, “is an international intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to eliminate aging and to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities.”… Continued →

July 23, 2012

Metaphysical Monday: The Aftermath *SPOILER ALERT*

*SPOILER ALERT* READ NO FURTHER IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE YET! Well, now that some of us have seen The Dark Knight Rises, let’s look at what we’ve viewed. I have to say up front that the movie didn’t deliver like I expected it to. I hate to admit that some people were correct in having mediocre expectations. After 4 straight Christopher Nolan films that exceeded my absurd expectations, I just couldn’t imagine a scenario where I was let down. I had tempered my expectations and I knew from the beginning that this movie wouldn’t be as good as The Dark Knight.… Continued →

July 16, 2012

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. He is mysterious. He is virtuous. He is conflicted. But most importantly, he is more than a hero. He has willingly taken the fall for a crime he didn’t commit for the good of a city he loves.
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July 9, 2012

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. And I’m here to tell you that his new movie is his best yet. I went to see Moonrise Kingdom with my drummer Chris and bass player Codey. We had a blast as the movie made us laugh and as it wowed us with mesmerizing colors and superb, unique shots.… Continued →

July 2, 2012

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. The result is a mixture of bad smells and zombie-like brains. The positive side is that if you enjoy sticking to the fake leather lining of the front seat, life has never been finer!… Continued →

June 25, 2012

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. So enjoy a week off and read other good articles on IVM instead of MM.  I hope the summer is underway and already spectacular for you.  I hope July 4 is filled with lots of grilling out and fireworks.  … Continued →

June 18, 2012

Metaphysical Monday: The Monster Who Ate Jesus

You can file this one under the Classic Christian Albums heading for Metaphysical Monday.  Released in 1999, this album is second only to MxPx’s Life in General as far as Christian punk albums go (in my opinion).  While remaining fairly obscure in the underground, Blaster the Rocket Man created an album of incredible musical and lyrical excellence. The music of Blaster the Rocket Man was a mix of punk/horror punk and rockabilly.  It was eery and fast and fun.  Otto Bot’s voice had a giant dynamic range, swinging from a wolf-like growl on “I Like Lycanthropy” (fun fact: I once ordered 250 stickers with “Equal Rights for Werewolves” on them and sold them at the BTA merch table in honor of this song) to an almost Elvis-like croon on other songs.… Continued →

June 11, 2012

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. Reformed theology can be very controversial, but just to overview the basic emphasis, Reformed theology shoots to unite the modern church with the basic tenants of the Reformation.  … Continued →

June 4, 2012

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.  Some of it is philosophical, some of it is allegorical fiction, some of it is straight fiction (and sometimes even science fiction), some of it is poetry, some of it is revolutionary ideology aimed at the church and of course, some of it is theology.… Continued →

May 28, 2012

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.  Like every other part of the music industry, sales of units are caught in a nearly decade-long nosedive.  Bands feel the effects of this nosedive as their album sales decrease even thought they’re trying as hard as ever to make good music.  … Continued →

May 21, 2012

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. New music isn’t easy.  Humans are creatures of habit and we get used to what we’ve already heard.  Every time you do something new, you’ve got to step out on a limb and risk ruining your reputation, your relationship with your fans (who are your fans because they like your previous material) and your perception of yourself.  … 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. Dobson). Family is an important part of culture and is an important part of understanding the Bible.  Paul says in the New Testament that we are a family and are the Bride of Christ.  He also calls us joint heirs (siblings) with Christ.  … 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.  Not only is he the best director of our time, I sincerely think his movies will go down in history as some of the best and most creative movies ever made.  … Continued →

April 30, 2012

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.  Since P.O.D. is still around, I assume we’re all familiar with who they are and what they do.  But when TFEOS came out in 1999, it shook up the Christian music scene in a huge way. The Christian underground was coming out with lots of great heavy bands at this time.  … Continued →

April 23, 2012

Metaphysical Monday: Life in General

Next in our series of “Classic Christian Albums” is an MxPx masterpiece.  “Life in General” was the crowning achievement for Christian punk, in my humble (but very correct) opinion.  MxPx owns the title as kings of Christian punk and this album is their zenith. My earliest memories of anything related to MxPx were browsing through my local Christian Bookstore when I was only 13.  I had a pretty rad Christian Bookstore that would let you sample CDs in little listening booths with CD players.  They also had an aisle of the craziest assortment of uber-underground metal, hardcore, punk and ska CDs.  … Continued →

April 17, 2012

April 16, 2012

Metaphysical Monday: "Undeceived" Beauty

Ok, it’s time for another series, don’t you think?  This article is the first in a series of what I would call “Classic Christian Albums with an Incredible Message.” First up in this series is an album that for a long time I considered to be the best Christian metal album of all time.  Heck, I kinda still feel that way.  And that album is “Undeceived” by Extol.  I would assume that most IVM readers are at least somewhat familiar with Extol, but just for the fun of it, I’ll do a short recap on the band before I get into the beauty of the album.… Continued →

April 9, 2012

Metaphysical Monday: The Music of Nature

I live in the remote mountains of extreme north Georgia.  I grew up in Gainesville, GA which is about an hour north of Atlanta.  But now that I’ve got a family of my own, we’ve settled ourselves in a more rustic setting.  Our home is a cabin nestled between mountain peaks and beautiful valleys.  The peaks are the beginnings of the Appalachian Mountains and in fact, the Appalachian Trail starts just a few miles from our house.  It takes us 20 minutes to get to the grocery store and any sort of civilization.  … Continued →

April 2, 2012

Metaphysical Monday: Love Your Enemies

This is the third and probably final installment of the current series:  Unsexy Biblical Principles.  This week we’ll look at a principle the Bible speaks clearly on, but that often goes unpracticed and untaught in Christian circles.  Listen to what Matthew 5:43-44 (NIV) says: 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you“ Those are the words of Jesus and they are not merely an encouragement:  they are a command.  … Continued →