Becoming The Archetype   I Am
3.0 Release Date: 2012
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3.5 greatTrey Spencer STAFF | November 18th 12

This is the first album that I've heard by these guys and it's pretty damn good.

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2.0 poorMicah-Nahum Ferguson is reading again. | August 22nd 13

Messy and obscured by its own shots at progressive metal greatness (yet again). Instead, the band - with their new vocalist - conforms to more of a deathcore outfit, which wouldn't be so much of a problem if they weren't so bad at it. There are some cool moments of instrumental skill, but nothing genius like their previous work. This is album is even weaker considering how it is intended to be somewhat of a concept album. Even the album's epic finisher can't save it.

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2.0 poorbloc | September 21st 12

I Am - Becoming the Stereotypical Deathcore Band

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3.0 goodDeuce8311 | June 28th 14

Never really have followed these guys, but I really enjoyed listening to this album for the most part. The first three songs, especially "The Eyes of the Storm", are the best tracks on the album, but they probably should have spread them out better because the last half of the album doesn't pack as big of a punch. Not really a fan of the instrumental on here either. It just didn't seem like a good segway between tracks and was just kind of random. Regardless, this was a good album.

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2.0 poorKJ Swantko | September 19th 12

Horrendously boring and lacking in creativity. This album is a 1.5/5 as a whole, but lucky for it, a few semi-cool sections bumped it to "average." There is literally nothing to get excited about here.

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0.0 XRez | September 18th 12

While not their original sound (which was nothing short of amazing), it's good to see them leave the murky waters of Progressive Death Metal. They traded in the tired and boring Euro Metal for a more aggressive and accessible sound. Sure to be amongst their best albums. Still think their s/t was their best though.

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2.5 averageskoopy48 | September 9th 12

New vocalist doesnt change much, in fact it doesnt change anything, band shows too little progression in a pivotal album for them at this point in their careers. A missed opportunity.

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0.0 My valentine isn't the only thing that's bleeding. My ears | September 9th 12

Exactly what I expected, sounds like deathcore to me :/

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3.0 goodcisumkintups | September 9th 12

I would rate this higher if this was my first time listening to BtA, but since i know what they are capable of, this is just a let-down..

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