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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

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God Forbid

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

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