The Physics of Fire

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The Physics of Fire
Studio album by Becoming the Archetype
Released May 8, 2007
Studio Planet Red Studio, Richmond, Virginia
Genre Progressive death metal, metalcore
Length 51:23
Label Solid State, Century Media
Producer Andreas Magnusson
Becoming the Archetype chronology
Terminate Damnation
The Physics of Fire
Alternative Cover
Europe Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Cross Rhythms 8/10 stars link
Jesus Freak Hideout 5/5 stars link
Pivotal Rage Webzine 4/5 stars link not rated link
Wise Men Promotions 4.5/5 stars link

The Physics of Fire is the second album by the progressive death metal band Becoming the Archetype. 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.

Track listing[edit]

  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


  • 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."