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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.   Will, Wish & Desire
  4.   Godhead
  5.   The Conqueror Wyrm
  6.   Path of Broken Glass
  7.   Radiance
  8.   Smoke and Mirrors
  9.   Ascension Sickness
  10.   Like Carrion Birds
  11.   Lost Communion
  12.   An Echo In Our Legends
  13.   Infernal Divide
  14.   In Death comes the Great Silence
  15.   Floods
  16.   Procession of the Aeons
  17.   Into the Ashes
  18.   Watchtower
  19.   Malediction
  20.   Hope The Great Betrayal
  21.   Empyrean: Into the Cold Wastes
  22.   What Hells Await Me
  23.   The World Beyond
  24.   Infinite Fields of Mind
  25.   Psalm 69
  26.   Beyond the Veil
  27.   I
  28.   The Departure
  29.   Nuummite
  30.   Three Days of Darkness
  31.   The Mysteries That Bind The Flesh
  32.   Elestial
  33.   Watchtower Revisited
  34.   Final Destiny Of The Gods
  35.   A Semblance of Life
  36.   Of the Outer Darkness
  37.   Acolytes
  38.   The Cold Lines
  39.   A Thousand Suns
  40.   Forever Kingdom of Dirt
  41.   Waiting for the Rain
  42.   I Am (God)
  43.   The Conquerer Wyrm
  44.   No Name

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