The Physics of Fire

The Physics of Fire is the second album by the progressive death metal band Becoming the Archetype. Released on May 8, 2007, the album features a departure from the band's previous metalcore sound and shifts to a more progressive death metal sound. While the metalcore influences are still there, they are not as prominent as they were on Terminate Damnation. This is also the first and only album featuring Aletheian guitarist Alex Kenis.

The Physics of Fire
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 8, 2007
StudioPlanet Red Studio, Richmond, Virginia
GenreProgressive death metal, metalcore
LabelSolid State, Century Media
ProducerAndreas Magnusson
Becoming the Archetype chronology
Terminate Damnation
The Physics of Fire
Alternative Cover
Europe Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Cross Rhythms[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout[2]
Pivotal Rage Webzine[3]
SonicFrontiers.netnot rated[4]
Wise Men Promotions[5]

Track listing

  1. "Epoch of War" – 3:16
  2. "Immolation" – 5:29
  3. "Autopsy" – 4:08
  4. "The Great Fall (The Physics of Fire Pt. 1)" – 4:10
  5. "Nocturne" (Instrumental) – 3:19
  6. "The Monolith" – 3:46
  7. "Construct and Collapse" – 4:57
  8. "Endure" – 2:50
  9. "Fire Made Flesh (The Physics of Fire Pt. 2)" – 4:29
  10. "Second Death" – 6:03
  11. "The Balance of Eternity" – 8:49



  • Jason Wisdom – bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Alex Kenis – guitar, backing vocals
  • Count Seth Hecox – guitar, keyboards
  • Brent Duckett – drums


  • Invisible Creature – art direction
  • Andreas Magnusson – producer, engineering, mixing
  • Chris Dowhan – engineering
  • Troy Glessner – mastering
  • David Stuart – photography
  • Ryan Clark – design, artwork


This album was well received by the Christian metal community and critics alike. gave it 5 stars out of 5, saying that "The Physics Of Fire is among the most phenomenal records in its category and is destined to delight the ears of each metal listener captured."


  1. "Review: The Physics Of Fire - Becoming The Archetype - Cross Rhythms". Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  2. "Becoming The Archetype, "The Physics Of Fire" Review". Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-02-19. Retrieved 2008-12-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2007-06-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-11-11. Retrieved 2008-12-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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