God Forbid – Equilibrium (2012)

Album Review

Packing all of the technical fun and exploration into a surprisingly concise package, God Forbid continue to explore a progressive sound on Equilibrium while scaling back some of the prog leanings from their last album. Equilibrium feels like the bandmembers have figured out how to expand their songwriting while “getting to the point” faster. With the longest songs clocking in at just over the five-minute mark, God Forbid are able to cultivate an urgency while still getting to… Read more on allmusic.com

About the Band

Building up a following in the late 1990s by touring with bands such as GWAR, Nile, Cradle of Filth and Candiria, God Forbid’s first full album Reject the Sickness was released by 9 Volt Records in 1999.[3] This album received heavy rotation from WSOU-FM in the New York City area and the band was subsequently signed to Century Media Records, releasing the album Determination in 2001.[3] They played on the MTV2 Headbangers Ball tour with Shadows Fall and Lamb of God.[4]

In 2004, they released Gone Forever, which along with a slot on Ozzfest’s second-stage, increased their profile considerably.[4] The next year, they released IV: Constitution of Treason, a concept album about the end of the world.[1] It was their first album to enter the Billboard 200, debuting at number 118.[1] In 2005 and 2006, they supported Trivium on their UK tour along with Mendeed and Bloodsimple.[5][6] In late 2006 and early 2007, they headlined the Chains of Humanity tour.[7]

In 2006, God Forbid’s “To the Fallen Hero” won the Independent Music Award for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Song.[8] They released a DVD on June… Read more on wikipedia.org

Tracks

tracks

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
Don’t Tell Me What to Dream
Doc Coyle / Byron Davis
God Forbid
                        3:07
2
My Rebirth
Doc Coyle / Matt Wicklund
God Forbid
                        4:51
3
A Few Good Men
Doc Coyle / Byron Davis
God Forbid
                        3:49
4
Scraping the Walls
Byron Davis / Matt Wicklund
God Forbid
                        4:01
5
Conquer
Doc Coyle / Byron Davis / Matt Wicklund
God Forbid
                        4:14
6
Equilibrium
Doc Coyle / Byron Davis / Matt Wicklund
God Forbid
                        5:01
7
Overcome
Doc Coyle / Byron Davis / Matt Wicklund
God Forbid
                        4:38
8
Cornered
Doc Coyle / Byron Davis / Matt Wicklund
God Forbid
                        4:19
9
This Is Who I Am
Doc Coyle / Matt Wicklund
God Forbid
                        4:12
10
Move On
Doc Coyle / Byron Davis
God Forbid
                        5:17
11
Pages
Byron Davis / Matt Wicklund
God Forbid
                        3:44
12
Awakening
Doc Coyle
God Forbid
                        2:35
13
Where We Come From
Doc Coyle / Byron Davis
God Forbid
                        3:59