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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.   A Thousand Suns
  4.   I Am (God)
  5.   Smoke and Mirrors
  6.   The Cold Lines
  7.   Hope The Great Betrayal
  8.   Beyond the Veil
  9.   Three Days of Darkness
  10.   Infernal Divide
  11.   Final Destiny Of The Gods
  12.   Watchtower
  13.   An Echo In Our Legends
  14.   In Death comes the Great Silence
  15.   Acolytes
  16.   I
  17.   The Conqueror Wyrm
  18.   Floods
  19.   A Semblance of Life
  20.   The World Beyond
  21.   Empyrean: Into the Cold Wastes
  22.   What Hells Await Me
  23.   Waiting for the Rain
  24.   Elestial
  25.   Malediction
  26.   Ascension Sickness
  27.   Like Carrion Birds
  28.   Of the Outer Darkness
  29.   Path of Broken Glass
  30.   The Mysteries That Bind The Flesh
  31.   Procession of the Aeons
  32.   Radiance
  33.   Will, Wish & Desire
  34.   The Departure
  35.   Into the Ashes
  36.   Lost Communion
  37.   Watchtower Revisited
  38.   Nuummite
  39.   Godhead
  40.   Forever Kingdom of Dirt
  41.   Infinite Fields of Mind
  42.   Psalm 69

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