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