Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Abigail Williams/Becoming/Candlelight Records/2012 CD Review

  Abigail Williams are a band from New York that has had their previous recording reviewed before in this zine that plays a very mainstream form of atmospheric black metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "Becoming" which will be released by Candlelight Records.

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown into the music, while the keyboards have a very dark, progressive and atmospheric sound with some violins being thrown in at times, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast mainstream black metal riffs that also have some progressive, thrash and death metal influences with some dark sounding melodies and clean playing being thrown in at times and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams mixed in with a small amount of deep growls and clean singing, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and professional sound to it.

In my opinion this is another good album from Abigail Williams and if you where a fan of their previous recordings, you will not be disappointed. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ascension Sickness" and "Bestial". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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