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

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