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

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