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