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

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