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God Forbid - Determination (5,5/10) - USA - 2001

Genre: Death Metal
Label: Century Media
Playing time: 46:58
Band homepage: God Forbid

Tracklist:

  1. Dawn Of The Millenia
  2. Nothing
  3. Broken Promise
  4. Divide My Destiny
  5. Network
  6. Wicked
  7. Determination Part 1
  8. Determination Part 2
  9. Go Your Own Way
  10. God's Last Gift
  11. A Reflection Of The Past
  12. Dead Words On Deaf Ears
God Forbid - Determination
This formation hails from New Jersey and fires off a myriad of complex Thrash-tunes. Many riffs sound familiar, but still they are effective. The vocals are rather monotonous and remind me of a mixture between SEPULTURA and EXHORDER. To be able to soak up the music and eventually understand it, you need more than a few rotations, but the result of this "effort" is a stirring, super-heavy and uncompromising attack on the emotional level of the individual.

The album is very varied, if you exclude the vocals. GOD FORBID combine the sterile coldness of FEAR FACTORY and the riff-attacks and energy of AT The GATES. Maybe it would be better for everybody, if the band more came to the point on their next album. Don't get me wrong, the riffs and breaks are very fat, but just too many of them within one song! The breaks and changes are unnerving sometimes, because once you managed to start banging, you have the next break.

You should keep an eye on this interesting band, the potential is immense!

Ralf Henn



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