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Becoming the Archetype – I Am

American progressive metalcore band Becoming The Archetype are an interesting sort. Their earlier albums featured standard metalcore enhanced by death metal musings (in a different manner from regular deathcore). Conversely, their previous album Celestial Completion was heavily influenced by popular progressive deathcore and post-metal bands. It had a different sound that was simpler but also more ambient, featuring clean vocals and post-metal style instrumentation accented by syncopated guitars. Now they've come out with a new record just a year after Celestial Completion, but they've also lost many members in the transition. Now armed with a new singer, bassist and drummer; their new album I Am offers the potential for yet another change in direction. But does the end result actually sound different? Never mind that, is it good? Let's take a look.