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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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God Forbid

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

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