Abigail Williams - Walk Beyond The Dark



8.2 | 86 votes |
Release date: 15 November 2019
Style: Atmospheric black metal

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01. I Will Depart
02. Sun And Moon
03. Ever So Bold
04. Black Waves
05. Into The Sleep
06. Born Of Nothing
07. The Final Failure

Additional info
Cover art by Mariusz Lewandowski

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
8.7
Abigail Williams? My goodness, you've grown.

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published 17.11.2019 | Comments (12)

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18.09.2019 - 13:19
InnerSelf
proofread free
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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18.09.2019 - 13:49
Rating: 8
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Just look at it

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Take off those stupid glasses and kiss me
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18.09.2019 - 15:49
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Not only will I look at it, I will comment that it's pretty and that I like it.
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I have no memory of this place.
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18.09.2019 - 16:26
Rating: 8
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.09.2019 at 15:49

Not only will I look at it, I will comment that it's pretty and that I like it.

Why can't you ever say the same thing about me
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Take off those stupid glasses and kiss me
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18.09.2019 - 16:50
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by RaduP on 18.09.2019 at 16:26
Why can't you ever say the same thing about me

Maybe if you looked like that album cover...
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18.09.2019 - 18:03
Mercurial
IDK, his recent album artworks are starting to look a little samey now. Good, but he could mix it up a bit.
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18.09.2019 - 18:22
Maco
Carnivore
Written by Mercurial on 18.09.2019 at 18:03

IDK, his recent album artworks are starting to look a little samey now. Good, but he could mix it up a bit.

Bring back Seth Siro Anton
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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18.09.2019 - 18:27
Mercurial
Written by Maco on 18.09.2019 at 18:22

Bring back Seth Siro Anton

I'd rather they bring back smallpox.
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18.09.2019 - 18:49
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Mercurial on 18.09.2019 at 18:27
I'd rather they bring back smallpox.

Maybe they're anti-vaxxers.
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18.09.2019 - 23:36
Rating: 9
musclassia
It looks great, but also very Mirror Reaper-y
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19.09.2019 - 05:01
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Maco on 18.09.2019 at 18:22

Bring back Seth Siro Anton

You go straight to hell
I'm with musclassia. Immediately reminded me of Mirror Reaper. Tbh not super interesting
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get that bag
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19.09.2019 - 07:59
Rating: 8
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
I'm gonna go against the grain it seems and say that it doesn't remind me THAT much of the Mirror Reaper one more than it reminds me of most of his other works. Dude just has a very recognizable style. Each picture seems to have somewhat similar concepts but distinct enough to still feel fresh enough for me.

Kinda ungrateful to expect a 60yo man to change his own style that he conjured from a lifetime of experience because after about 10 artworks in recent years you started to notice that they're all in the same style.

He and Elijah Tamu are honestly responsible for most of the best artworks of the past two years.

Also yeah I'm glad we got over Seth.
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Take off those stupid glasses and kiss me
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19.09.2019 - 09:10
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by RaduP on 19.09.2019 at 07:59
Dude just has a very recognizable style.

Kinda ungrateful to expect a 60yo man to change his own style that he conjured from a lifetime of experience because after about 10 artworks in recent years you started to notice that they're all in the same style.

For one reason or another most of my friend circles and relationships have consisted of artists and this comment hits the nail on the head.

These people typically craft out a style unique to them over years based on their own personal influences and interests but because a bunch of other people start using their stuff all of a sudden, it goes from brilliant and mesmerizing to bland and derivative.

Sorry they became successful and renowned so they can pay rent and eat and finally pay off their student loan debt. Is "The Raft of Medusa" any less awesome because it just so happens to adorn the cover of like 50 albums? Please.
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19.09.2019 - 10:49
Mercurial
Written by RaduP on 19.09.2019 at 07:59

I'm gonna go against the grain it seems and say that it doesn't remind me THAT much of the Mirror Reaper one more than it reminds me of most of his other works. Dude just has a very recognizable style. Each picture seems to have somewhat similar concepts but distinct enough to still feel fresh enough for me.

Kinda ungrateful to expect a 60yo man to change his own style that he conjured from a lifetime of experience because after about 10 artworks in recent years you started to notice that they're all in the same style.

He and Elijah Tamu are honestly responsible for most of the best artworks of the past two years.

Also yeah I'm glad we got over Seth.

Wasn't talking about style, more like subject matter and colour palette. At this point he's reminding me of Paulo Girardi, who just became less exciting with each band that used it. To be completely honest though he's too much of a lesser Beksinski for me to be continually impressed. I dig his art, but funnily enough in the serious "art" world he'd probably be laughed out of a gallery for being so similar.

I guess metal heads will always like their glowing, yellow, eerie hooded giant motif, even 5 iterations down the line, though.

Also, Elijah Tamu needs to put down the fucking red paint brush for a moment
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19.09.2019 - 11:28
Rating: 8
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Mercurial on 19.09.2019 at 10:49

Wasn't talking about style, more like subject matter and colour palette. At this point he's reminding me of Paulo Girardi, who just became less exciting with each band that used it. To be completely honest though he's too much of a lesser Beksinski for me to be continually impressed. I dig his art, but funnily enough in the serious "art" world he'd probably be laughed out of a gallery for being so similar.

Also, Elijah Tamu needs to put down the fucking red paint brush for a moment

Maybe I'm not that well versed in visual arts but I don't feel like he overused subject matters or color pallets. The former might have to do with him doing his work commercially and his clients specifically expecting similar stuff. Girardi seemed to be even more in demand and there's only so much variation you can do when so many people want a piece because of the style that you already built.

I'd be curious to hear some visual art expert opinion on him.
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Take off those stupid glasses and kiss me
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19.09.2019 - 11:41
Mercurial
Written by RaduP on 19.09.2019 at 11:28

Maybe I'm not that well versed in visual arts but I don't feel like he overused subject matters or color pallets. The former might have to do with him doing his work commercially and his clients specifically expecting similar stuff. Girardi seemed to be even more in demand and there's only so much variation you can do when so many people want a piece because of the style that you already built.

I'd be curious to hear some visual art expert opinion on him.

Pretty sure this one wasn't a commission, but rather one the band picked out and ponied up some cash for as I've seen it on blogs.

I don't begrudge anyone for making money from their art, but it's still always going to be open to opinion all the same, just like the music it represents. This one just feels like kinda bland at this point, especially compared to some of his other work.

I don't think I'm being too unfair: 5 of his 11 metal album contributions have included a hooded giant figure of some kind. Unless hooded giant is a style, and not a theme / subject, I'd say that rates quite high on the repetition o' metre. This one just feels less evocative than some of his other ones.
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19.09.2019 - 20:27
Opethian
Stellar artwork! The Accuser was a solid release! High hopes
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15.11.2019 - 05:18
Rating: 10
carltonh
This album is awesome. I hope other people recognize it.
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16.11.2019 - 10:51
Rating: 9
Peasant
''Ever so bold'' is one the best songs of the year.
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