Becoming what? That is the question I pose to Abigail Williams. What started out as a somewhat melodic black metal/deathcore project morphed into a symphonic black metal affair. And now we have what? A lo-fi and raw form of black metal? At close to sixty minutes in length "Becoming" is a challenge even for the most hardcore black metal fan. This mental exercise is not just depressing mood wise. No, that would be justified given the very nature of black metal. It is depressing how truly tiring the whole affair is to sit through. With vocalist/guitarist Sorceron (Reign of Vengeance, Aborted), guitarist Ian Jekelis (God Dethroned, Abysmal Dawn, Artisan) and studio drummer Zach Gibson (The Black Dahlia Murder) it isn't like you don't have the talent. That much is obvious. Instead that talent seems wasted as it is stuck behind a wall of tiresome black metal sludge. Wait, is it sludge or slime? Either word is fitting as this six-song album leaves a lot to be desired.