God Forbid guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle has been addressing concerns that the band have gone “djent” following yesterday’s release of their new single, “Don’t Tell Me What To Dream“.
Speaking through his Twitter, he offered:
“I’m gonna rant for a minute so bare with me. I think it’s hilarious some people think GF went “Djent” on the new album, and that we are trying to cash in on a new style of music. Here’s why this isn’t true 1.) We aren’t that smart. 2.) We actually do a little thing called WRITING DIFFERENT KINDS OF SONGS. Did you know bands could could do that? Have a ballad and a thrasher on the same album? Not have a formula
So for the cheap seats, the new @gforbid album is quite diverse. Please don’t make your mind up yet. FYI, we started using 7 strings on our last album Earthsblood. And DTMWTD was inspired by a song my brother wrote called Bat The Angels which has a doomy section at the end which is tuned to G. I never even thought of Djent but I love a lot of those bands.
Just hate when people try to head shrink your song writing. Sometimes, something is just groovy and heavy. No need for labels. Last I looked, God Forbid has been that for years.”
Addressing other Twitter users in later comments he stated:
“I bet if A Life Once Lost came out today, they would be called a derivative Djent band, but they were way ahead of the curve. Get no credit”
“If every staccato palm mute chunky part that’s tuned low is now considered Djent,I fucking quit. Can’t own stuff after the fact ”
“I don’t mind if people call it Djent. Just don’t say we’re plotting some scheme to stay relevant. Ala Diabolus in Musica Slayer”
God Forbid‘s new album “Equilbrium” is due in stores on March 26th through Victory