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