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

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