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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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God Forbid

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