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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

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