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

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