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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

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