Before I heard their third full-length album Becoming, I didn’t consider myself a fan of LA-based black metal band Abigail Williams. If you haven’t kept up with the band simply because of some stupid notion that they were a metalcore band, then think again. They’ve evolved into a full-fledged atmospheric black metal band and would fall comfortable on the ears of fans of Agalloch and Wolves in the Throne Room. This record is their best work yet for sure, and you can stream it over at Hails & Horns.

I’ve been working on a review of the record for a while now, as it’s taking some time to gather my thoughts on it because black metal isn’t really my forte, but you can expect that later this week. Becoming is due out January 24th on Candlelight Records.

And if there’s any chance someone in the band or Candlelight reads this; release Becoming on vinyl. I’d buy it in a heartbeat and having this gorgeous album art in a larger physical size would be awesome.

– JR


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