Becoming the Archetype is an American extreme metal band signed to Solid State Records and Century Media Records (Europe) formed in 1999 in Dacula, Georgia. They have released five albums on Solid State Records. Dichotomy, released in November 2008, sold around 2,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The CD debuted at No. 18 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the top 100 of the Billboard 200. The band is part of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal.
As of late 2011, the last remaining original (of The Remant and Nonexistent Failure, as Seth Hecox is an original member of Becoming the Archetype), founding members of the band, bassist/lead vocalist Jason Wisdom and drummer Brent Duckett have left.