Deicide, Jungle Rot, Abigail Williams, Lecherous Nocturne All Ages Early Warnings (Music) Member Picks Recommended Soundboard

When: Sat., March 10, 7 p.m. 2012

Phoenix-born, LA-based Abigail Williams, named after an accuser in the Salem witch trials, has yet to establish a really consistent MO—and even by metal standards it's had a hard time keeping a consistent lineup together. But front man and sole remaining founding member Ken Sorceron (ne Bergeron) has a vision that's getting more interesting, not less, all the time. The band's recent third album, Becoming (Candlelight), is darker, dirtier sounding, and truer to its melodic-black-metal convictions than its predecessors—a polite way of saying "no more metal­core bullshit." Though it suffers from a bit of kitchen-sinkism, its diversity feels like the product of creative restlessness, not desperation or lack of focus. Abigail Williams is shaping up to be the sort of band worth paying attention to on an album-by-album basis—if you didn't like the last one, just wait, and like Chicago weather its sound will change. You just might get a pleasant surprise. —Monica Kendrick Deicide headlines; Jungle Rot, Abigail Williams, and Lecherous Nocturne open. $26

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