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

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