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

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