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God Forbid

God Forbid forges the gritting, teeth-baring bile of American death metal together with the melodic overtones of the so-called "New Wave of Swedish Death Metal" promulgated by bands like In Flames, Arch Enemy, and the late, lamented, and legendary At the Gates. Equal parts Pantera, Hatebreed, and early Sepultura, the central New Jersey based band have carved out a name for themselves touring with the formidable likes of Cradle of Filth, Nile, and Candiria, and playing gigs with bands as diverse as Sevendust, Sick of it All, Soul Brains, and Shadows Fall. God Forbid's music cuts a clear, brutal path through metal's inter-genre barriers as swiftly as the band's diverse ethnic makeup cuts across color lines. The men of God Forbid -- hulking, imposing vocalist Byron Davis; bassist Beeker; drummer Corey Pierce; and the brotherly guitar team of Doc Coyle and his older sibling Dallas -- first emerged with the Out of Misery EP in 1998. Their debut full-length album, Reject the Sickness, followed in 2000 through the small but fierce indie imprint 9 Volt Records. The album received a ton of spins on New Jersey/New York-area metal radio powerhouse WSOU, and eventually garnered the attention of the L.A. offices of Century Media Records, who quickly signed God Forbid to a worldwide deal. The result was 2001's Determination album, a sharp, crisp, and incredibly focused effort showcasing the band's songwriting talents and penchant for diverse musical interplay and technical wizardry. Subsequent touring with some of the biggest acts in metal and hardcore music followed, solidifying God Forbid's position as an up-and-coming contender for a highly regarded position amongst metal's most elite. Even Cradle of Filth vocalist Dani Filth was suitably impressed, reveling in the band's intensity and commenting on it nightly from the stage while touring across the States alongside them. That same year, the Reject the Sickness EP was reissued with extra tracks as the band embarked on tours with Opeth and crossed the pond for sold-out U.K. and European shows. ~ Ryan J. Downey
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Albums by
God Forbid

Top Songs by
God Forbid

  1.   Song
  2.   Better Days
  3.   Anti-Hero
  4.   Chains of Humanity
  5.   Living Nightmare
  6.   Divinity
  7.   Into the Wasteland
  8.   Force-Fed
  9.   Nothing
  10.   Go Your Own Way
  11.   Precious Lie
  12.   Walk Alone
  13.   The Discovery
  14.   Bat The Angels
  15.   War of Attrition
  16.   Gods Last Gift
  17.   Equilibrium
  18.   Shallow
  19.   Weather the Storm
  20.   To The Fallen Hero
  21.   The End of the World
  22.   Broken Promise
  23.   Move On
  24.   This Is Who I Am
  25.   Cornered
  26.   Earthsblood
  27.   Empire of the Gun
  28.   The Century Fades
  29.   Heartless
  30.   Under This Flag
  31.   Inside
  32.   Dead Words on Deaf Ears
  33.   Constitution of Treason
  34.   Dawn of the Millenia
  35.   Where We Come From
  36.   Pages
  37.   Scraping the Walls
  38.   Don't Tell Me What to Dream
  39.   Gaia (The Vultures)
  40.   The New Clear
  41.   Master Killer
  42.   Crucify Your Beliefs
  43.   Lonely Dead
  44.   Out Ta Get Me
  45.   Judge the Blood
  46.   Gone Forever
  47.   Nosferatu
  48.   N2
  49.   Reject The Sickness
  50.   Divide My Destiny
  51.   A Few Good Men
  52.   Awakening
  53.   Network
  54.   Overcome
  55.   Conquer
  56.   The Rain
  57.   Dark Waters
  58.   Ashes of Humanity (Regret)
  59.   Assed Out
  60.   Amendment
  61.   Welcome To the Apocalypse (Preamble)
  62.   Soul Engraved
  63.   Washed-Out World
  64.   No Sympathy
  65.   Madman
  66.   Habeeber
  67.   Mind Eraser
  68.   A Reflection of the Past
  69.   Wicked
  70.   Determination, Pt. 2
  71.   Stockholm Syndrome (Muse)
  72.   My Rebirth
  73.   Determination, Pt. 1

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