Gone Forever

Gone Forever

by God Forbid
     
 

Gone Forever is the heavily anticipated follow-up to God Forbid's 2001 CD Determination. Since the release of that album, their Century Media debut, they moved up the ladder from being an opening act on several package tours to scoring a spot on the MTV Headbangers' Ball tour (with likeminded bands See more details below

Overview

Gone Forever is the heavily anticipated follow-up to God Forbid's 2001 CD Determination. Since the release of that album, their Century Media debut, they moved up the ladder from being an opening act on several package tours to scoring a spot on the MTV Headbangers' Ball tour (with likeminded bands Shadows Fall and Lamb of God) and finally emerging as headliners in their own right. They come out with their guns blazing on this album, as opener "Force-Fed" throws everything they've got at the listener: racing Swedish death metal riffs, tightly synchronized dual-guitar leads à la Carcass' Heartwork, "chugga-chugga" hardcore breakdowns, and a bloodletting of harsh, screaming vocals. It is an impressive, punishing song that comes at you from about five different directions. They proceed to do the same thing eight more times on the album, with only the brief quiet intros on "Precious Lie" and "Judge the Blood" offering any reprieve. Apart from these moments, the intensity never lets down, although the melodic vocal refrains on "Better Days" and "Precious Lie" add some welcome contrast (and unlike many hardcore-metal bands that try to incorporate clean vocals, God Forbid can actually sing). There is a lot to digest on this album, and the relentless attack, combined with the chiseled production and the music's unyielding harshness, make for a grueling listen the first few times through. In fact, even though it's only about 40 minutes, the album is a song or two longer than it needs to be. God Forbid were at the forefront of the new wave of American hardcore-metal circa 2004, but some listeners still found it easier to respect the band's talent and digest the songs a few at a time as opposed to sticking around for a full album's worth of punishment. [The 2005 edition included one bonus track.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2004
Label:
Century Media
UPC:
0727701816623
catalogNumber:
8166

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

God Forbid   Primary Artist
Byron Davis   Vocals,Group Member
Tom Cummings   Guest Appearance
Jeff Loomis   Electric Guitar
Michael Pinnella   Keyboards
Jason Suecof   Electric Guitar
Dallas Coyle   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Doc Coyle   Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Byron Davis   Composer
Eric Rachel   Producer,Engineer
Tom Cummings   Composer
Tom Bejgrowicz   Art Direction,Concept
God Forbid   Composer
D.A. Struble   Composer
Dallas Coyle   Composer,Producer,Concept
Doc Coyle   Composer,Producer
Travis Smith   Concept,Illustrations,Logo

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