In the Absence of Light

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In the Absence of Light
Studio album by Abigail Williams
Released September 29, 2010 (2010-09-29)
Genre Black metal
Length 49:52
Label Candlelight
Producer Ken Sorceron
Abigail Williams chronology
In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns
(2008)
In the Absence of Light
(2010)
Becoming
(2012)

In the Absence of Light is the second album by black metal band Abigail Williams. The album was released in North America on September 28, 2010.[1] The album moves away from the symphonic black metal sound and keyboard usage featured on In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns to a more pure black metal sound.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Hope the Great Betrayal"   6:44
2. "Final Destiny of the Gods"   8:16
3. "The Mysteries That Bind the Flesh"   6:51
4. "Infernal Divide"   4:59
5. "In Death Comes the Great Silence"   6:17
6. "What Hells Await Me"   4:47
7. "An Echo in Our Legends"   4:59
8. "Malediction"   6:58
Bonus tracks
No. Title Length
9. "Psalm 69" (Ministry cover) (iTunes Bonus track) 5:36

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [3] 3/5 stars
BW&BK [4] (9/10)
Lords of Metal [5] (81/100)
Thrash Hits [6] 2/6 stars
Metal Hammer (de) [7] (4/7)

Personnel[edit]

  • Ken Sorceron – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Ian Jekelis – guitar
  • Ken Bedene – drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET – ABIGAIL WILLIAMS To Release New Album In September". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  2. ^ D-FLOx. "'Upcoming Abigail Williams album reviewed'". The Gauntlet. Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  3. ^ In the Absence of Light at AllMusic
  4. ^ bravewords.com (2012-02-15). "> Hardwares > ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – In The Absence Of Light". Bravewords.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  5. ^ "Abigail Williams – In The Absence Of Light | Review | Lords Of Metal metal E-zine – issue 107". Lordsofmetal.nl. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  6. ^ "Album: Abigail Williams – In The Absence Of Light". Thrash Hits. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  7. ^ "Review zu: Abigail Williams – In The Absence Of Light – METAL HAMMER". Metal-hammer.de. 2010-10-22. Retrieved 2012-02-24.