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

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