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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

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God Forbid

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