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Metal Songs of the Day – The Great Fall + Dichotomy (Becoming the Archetype Month. Lyrics Included)

06 Feb

The Great Fall and Dichotomy by Becoming the Archetype are two equally amazing tracks. The former from 2007’s The Physics of Fire and the latter from is the self-titled track (and one of the most amazing song ever. Period) from BtA’s third full-length album Dichotomy.

I thought that these songs went well together because both of them talk about the Fall of Man, and both of them seem to complement each other well in theme. The Great Fall is one of my favorite tracks from Physics of Fire with an absolutely epic intro (I absolutely love the part leading up to the growl of “CORRUPTION!”) and this line “In exchange for the keys to knowledge/Mankind gave up their immortal souls” is one of my favorite lines on the entire album (especially the way its growled), while Dichotomy is an absolute masterwork. Every single aspect of this song is utter perfection, including the fact that Ryan Clark of Demon Hunter sings the incredible slow section of the song. This song is pure, utter, metal bless, and impresses from the incredible, thought-provoking lyrics to the last pulverizing note. A song that makes you think, rocks your face off, and soars in both melodic beauty and epic sound… If any song can get a perfect 10 from me, it is this one!

The Great Fall Lyrics by Becoming the Archetype:

In the time before the great fall
The power of fire was known to man
Imparted at creation as a vital component of the human soul
And the only knowledge that the enemy did not possess
And the reason that he deceived humanity
Many ages have passed since that time
When the evil one made his pact
When men were yet ignorant to the truth and easily deceived
In exchange for the keys to knowledge
Mankind gave up their immortal souls
CORRUPTION
Corrupted by the enemy
The souls were held
Encased in ice
Indefinitely

Dichotomy Lyrics By Becoming the Archetype:

IN THIS HOUR
THE TOWER SHALL FALL!

Initially they rationalized
With FUTILE SPECULATIONS
Which brought about their ultimately
FATAL CALCULATIONS

They sewed their own eyes shut . . .
TO PROTECT THEM FROM THE LIGHT
Closed the doorway of their minds . . .
BARRED AND SEALED IT TIGHT

Their foolish hearts were darkened
Their vacant minds deceived
The lies that they exchanged for truth
Became all that they believed

They exchanged the incorruptible
For the image of fallen man
Worshiped creature rather than Creator
THE IMAGE RATHER THAN HIS HAND

The heavens wait in silence
For the coming of the end
As man perfects his own imperfection
Destruction closes in

IN
THE
GRAVE They choose to make their beds
Now all that they’ve created
Comes crashing down, down, down
Down upon their heads
DEATH IS WAITING

IN THIS HOUR
THE TOWER SHALL FALL!

More Becoming the Archetype Month Songs
February 1st 2013: March of the Dead, Into Oblivion, Epoch Of War, Mountain of Souls, Resonant Frequency of Flesh, Magnetic Sky, Ocean Walker
February 2nd 2013: Artificial Immortality
February 3rd 2013: The Epigone
February 4th 2013: Breathing Light
February 5th 2013: Autopsy
February 6th 2013: Dichotomy + The Great Fall
February 7th 2013: No Fall Too Far
February 8th 2013: The Sky Bearer

About Becoming the Archetype Month
February 2013 is dedicated to the Christian metal band Becoming the Archetype, arguably my favorite band (Along with Demon Hunter and The Showdown, both signed to Solid State Records) and follows January 2013 which was Demon Hunter Month. February will feature songs from BtA’s entire catalog featured daily throughout the month, one a day. Whether you like metal, believe in God or not, check these songs out as you may be pleasantly surprised and hopefully you will discover some new-to-your-ears music to enjoy. Becoming the Archetype’s sound is extremely heavy, and metalheads will be in Heaven. However all songs are deep with powerful lyrics that will make you think and ponder, as the sound takes you to new spaces between time and existence, Heaven and Hell. Enjoy!

Demon Hunter Month Songs
January 1st 2013: A Broken Upper Hand
January 2nd 2013: God Forsaken
January 3rd 2013: The Wind
January 4th 2013: Ribcage
January 5th 2013: Incision
January 6th 2013: I Have Seen Where It Grows
January 7th 2013: Beheaded
January 8th 2013: Desire the Pain
January 9th 2013: Annihilate the Corrupt
January 10th 2013: Dust & Smoke
January 11th 2013: I Am You
January 12th 2013: Deteriorate
January 13th 2013: We Don’t Care
January 14th 2013: Fiction Kingdom
January 15th 2013: Relentless Intolerance
January 16th 2013: Feel As Though You Could
January 17th 2013: Shallow Water
January 18th 2013: My Throat Is An Open Grave
January 19th 2013: I Play Dead
January 20th 2013: The Tide Began To Rise
January 21st 2013: Thorns
January 22nd 2013: My Heartstrings Come Undone
January 23rd 2013: Carry Me Down
January 24th 2013: Driving Nails
January 25th 2013: I Am A Stone
January 26th 2013: Blood In the Tears
January 27th 2013: Dead Flowers
January 28th 2013: LifeWar
January 29th 2013: Storm the Gates of Hell + Lead Us Home
January 30th 2013: The Flame That Guides Us Home + Not i
January 31st 2013: The Latest & the Last + Grand Finale

Music Album Reviews
9. Between Here & Lost By Love And Death (helmed by Brian “Head” Welch Former Korn Lead Guitarist) [Posted: January 25 2013]
8. I AM By Becoming the Archetype (Posted: September 14th 2012)
7. Find Your Worth Come Home By To Speak of Wolves (Posted: May 25, 2012)
6. Celestial Progression (Remix Album) By Becoming the Archetype (Posted: May 21, 2012)
5 Return to Life By War of Ages (Posted: April 28, 2012)
4. Thousand Foot Krutch – The End Is Where We Begin (Posted: April 20, 2012)
3. KJ-52 – Dangerous (Posted: April 16, 2012)
2. Manafest – Fighter (Posted: April 15, 2012)
1. Demon Hunter – True Defiance (Posted: April 10, 2012)

Videogame Reviews:
5. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (N64) [Posted: January 31 2013]
4. Resident Evil: Code Veronica Review (Dreamcast) [Posted: October 5 2012]
3. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS1, GameCube) [Posted: September 18th 2012]
2. Resident Evil 2 (GameCube) [Posted: September 3rd 2012]
1. Resident Evil Remake (GameCube) [Posted: August 14 2012]

Gilmore Girls Reviews
4. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 4 – The Deer Hunters
3. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 3 – Kill Me Now
2. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 2 – The Lorelais’ First Day At Chilton Review
1. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 1 – Pilot Review

LISTENTOMEPLAY podcasts:
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 0 Part 6
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 0 Part 5
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 0 Part 4
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Zero Podcast Part 3
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Zero Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Zero Podcast. RE0 Intro (Part 1)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Finale (Part 7)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Parts 5 and 6
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Part 4
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Part 3
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Podcast Part 1
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Finale (Part 5)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Part 4
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Parts 2 And 3
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Part 1
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 2 Podcast Final Master Run (Claire Redfield)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 2 Podcast (Leon Scenario A On Normal)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Remake Real Survival Mode Chris
* ListenToMePlay Super Metroid Podcast
* ListenToMePlay Super Metroid Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Oblivion “Through A Virgin’s Eyes” Podcast Part 1 – Guest Mr. Z
* ListenToMePlay Oblivion Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay The Witcher 2 Podcast Part 1 – Guest: RedWinged Angel
* ListenToMePlay The Witcher 2 Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Remake Podcast – Guest: MyDad

WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Let’s Play Videos
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 7 – Empty Bottle GET! Deku Palace And Magic Beans
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 6 – Granny Robbin For Blast Mask And Kamaro Dance
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 5 – The Thief And the Curiosity Shop Dealer
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 4 – Bomb Bag, Bremen Mask, Scarecrow’s Song
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 3 – Bomber’s Notebook
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 2 – Repeating Yesterday
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 1 – Intro and Opening

Other WatchMePlay Series
* WatchMePlay Perfect Dark Xbox 360
* WatchMePlay Super Smash Bros.
* WatchMePlay Super Meat Boy

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