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Abigail Williams - Legend EP

Discussion in 'Metal Reviews' started by circus_brimstone, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. circus_brimstone

    circus_brimstone Forest: Sold Out

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    Abigail Williams – Legend EP
    Candlelight Records – CDL324 – January 23rd, 2007
    By Jason Jordan

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    For better or worse, it’s become acceptable to place the word “core” after a genre when attempting to classify a band’s sound, and in the case of Phoenix, Arizona’s Abigail Williams, blackcore is actually an apt description. While AW’s claim to fame, thus far anyway, is their tie to the now-defunct Vehemence, it’s easy to tell the two apart since Legend is part black metal and part metalcore, with a smidgen of death metal thrown in for good measure. But, due to several factors, a significant portion of the EP sounds like Cradle of Filth, which does get distracting.

    Instrumentally speaking, the players involved are well-versed and quite accomplished, even if line-up changes abound with Phoenix-rooted groups like this. Out of the five tracks on the EP, the bland ‘From a Buried Heart’ and the overanxious demo ‘Procession of the Aeons’ are the most inconsequential. The others, however, are going to please those who enjoy Cradle of Filth/Dimmu Borgir-esque keyboards and Dani Filth-like screams wrapped in a metalcore shell. I can envision songs such as ‘Like Carrion Birds,’ ‘The Conqueror Wyrm,’ and ‘Watchtower’ becoming favorites of people who secretly listen to CoF as a guilty pleasure.

    It’ll be interesting to see what Abigail Williams make of studio time with James Murphy (ex-Death, ex-Testament), and I’m optimistic that their full-length will be superior to Legend. Despite the wallet-friendly price tag, I’m betting most can and should wait for the proper debut. That Ken Sorceron is one sexy bitch, though.

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  2. Alteredmindeath

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    I enjoyed this album I am looking forward to the debut.
     
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    I liked the song Watchtower.
    This band is decent and produces their music well.
    The vocalist needs to take some singing lessons.
     

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