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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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Albums by
God Forbid

Top Songs by
God Forbid

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

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