Abigail Williams In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns
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Egarran
May 12th 2010


357 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

An obvious target for haters, but it's pretty good for what it is - mainstream symphonic black metal. Thankfully i'm too old and hardcore to be bothered by such a label :p

Quen
July 12th 2010


1633 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This was ok, band really isn't my style, but still good.

Hawks
July 12th 2010


35837 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Well judging from your tastes in metal you like more of the core stuff so it makes sense that it's not your style. At least you still like it a little bit though.

only4theweak
March 12th 2011


22 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Possibly my favorite black metal album of the last few years.

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
April 27th 2012


1922 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Besides the monotonous nature of the vocals and the largely unnecessary 'A Semblance of Life', i believe this album to be one of the best examples of modern day symphonic black metal. People may argue that nothing here is really new, but the performance of the instruments themselves more than make up for any disappointment found on 'In the Shadow...'. The opening barrage of riffs and power chords galore on the wistful 'The world beyond' and the grandiose overtones of 'Departure' set the otherwise impressive musical stance of this album, and though the quality of these songs are not always met, they certainly still show perfect balance between Melody and Brutality.

Digging: Execration (NOR) - Morbid Dimensions

Hawks
April 27th 2012


35837 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i believe this album to be one of the best examples of modern day symphonic black metal.

You probably haven't heard Nokturnal Mortum or Carach Angren.

Feels
August 9th 2012


270 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

mmmm cheeeese, who tha fack doesn't like cheese!?

Digging: Full Of Hell and Merzbow - Full Of Hell & Merzbow

FR33L0RD
September 22nd 2012


1466 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"A triumph in the face of adversity"
Agreed.
IMHO, deeply good metal album delivered by a just fine polish production.
Returning to it, often.
LIke it a lot

DotEight
December 18th 2012


5643 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Their drummer is an absolute machine. Jesus Christ.

Flugmorph
October 10th 2014


887 Comments


Brvtal screams, brvtal drumming. Very brvtal overall. Brvtal and trve

TalonsOfFire
October 10th 2014


9674 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The last three songs on here rule

Brometheus
October 10th 2014


310 Comments


Band rules, the trve kings of scene black metal.

zaruyache
October 10th 2014


7419 Comments


why is that even a thing though.

Digging: Maybeshewill - Fair Youth

Negator
October 10th 2014


794 Comments


Agreeing with Hawks here. Carach Angren have pretty much set thge new standard for how symphonic bm sound. Epic, stunning and brutally twisted with a scourge of offsetting lyrics. But Abigal Williams rule face too.

zaruyache
October 10th 2014


7419 Comments


Carach Angren are exactly what sympho bm shouldn't be because they're lame.

Negator
October 10th 2014


794 Comments


if you think carach angren is lame then youre.........


youre something something something



their lyrics to start with ae the shit

Negator
October 11th 2014


794 Comments


just to rephrase what i was saying



if you think carach angren are lame then youre as weak and naturally prude as Humphrey van Wayden. If I was your captain id enslave you until the onset of scurvy crept over your body, and then thrust you off the side of my ship when you became worthless. Youre cold corpse would appreciate the watery grave.

zaruyache
October 11th 2014


7419 Comments


metal

Alkemest
October 18th 2014


297 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I still like these guys, it's a bummer they broke up.

zaruyache
October 18th 2014


7419 Comments


They got back together and are finishing up a new album, actually.



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