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

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