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Abigail Williams

The American symphonic black metal band Abigail Williams was founded in 2005, in Phoenix, Arizona, and borrowed its name from an infamous girl accuser who was partially responsible for the Salem Witch Trials. Ironically, the group's early history was checkered with similar (if far less deadly) acts of "treason" as more than a dozen musicians sifted through their ranks, making vocalist/guitarist Ken Sorceron the only mainstay. In fact, Abigail Williams even broke up for a spell after recording 2006's metalcore-inflected Legend EP, but was resurrected the following year, relocated to New York, and signed to Candlelight Records for the release of 2008's debut album, In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns. This set the group's course on the road to black metal and led to a sophomore opus, 2010's In the Absence of Light, which featured the lineup of Sorceron, guitarist Ian Jekelis, and drummer Ken Bedene. Most of that lineup remained for 2012's Becoming, an album that shifted the band's sonics toward dark, atmospheric, post-psychedelic black metal. AW toured in support and the set received more praise than previous outings. Sorceron was restless, however. Formerly a member of Lord Mantis himself, he enlisted former drummer Charlie Fell and bassist Will Lindsay (also of Indian), along with former Wolvhammer guitarist Jeff Wilson in late 2014. After rehearsals and collaborative writing sessions, Sorceron took this version of Abigail Williams into the band's home studio in Olympia, Washington and cut The Accuser in five days. A more intensely focused black metal offering than they'd issued before, it was released by Candlelight in the fall 2015. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia & Thom Jurek
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  1.   Song
  2.   From the Buried Heart
  3.   Smoke and Mirrors
  4.   Path of Broken Glass
  5.   Floods
  6.   The Departure
  7.   Radiance
  8.   Waiting for the Rain
  9.   Malediction
  10.   Lost Communion
  11.   Ascension Sickness
  12.   Final Destiny of the Gods
  13.   Nuummite
  14.   The Cold Lines
  15.   Procession of the Aeons
  16.   I
  17.   Psalm 69
  18.   Like Carrion Birds
  19.   Will, Wish and Desire
  20.   Watchtower Revisited
  21.   Into the Ashes
  22.   Acolytes
  23.   Empyrean: Into the Cold Wastes
  24.   An Echo in Our Legends
  25.   A Semblance of Life
  26.   What Hells Await Me
  27.   Infernal Divide
  28.   Of the Outer Darkness
  29.   I Am (God)
  30.   In Death comes the Great Silence
  31.   Beyond the Veil
  32.   Infinite Fields of Mind
  33.   Watchtower
  34.   Forever Kingdom of Dirt
  35.   Elestial
  36.   Hope the Great Betrayal
  37.   Godhead
  38.   Three Days of Darkness
  39.   The Conqueror Wyrm
  40.   The World Beyond
  41.   A Thousand Suns
  42.   The Mysteries That Bind the Flesh

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