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

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