Forbidden are the greatest of the great bay area thrash bands. "Twisted Into Form" is a masterpiece in every sense and should be in every metalhead's collection. While some prefer the debut, I find the better production, songwriting, and musicianship of Twisted to be more enjoyable. "Distortion" shows the band continuing in fine form, despite having label problems. "Green" is a departure from their previous sound, and is considered by many (myself included) to be their worst. They opted to go for a more down-tuned, Pantera-ish style, which works to some degree but is a disappointment in comparison to the others in their catalog. Yet, I still really enjoy it, which should say a lot about their other releases. This is my personal favorite band, and I have no reluctance in recommending them to everyone, especially "Twisted" and "Distortion" which are both in my top 20 all-time list. Several members moved on to other projects (most notably Calvert who played on Nevermore's masterpiece "Dreaming Neon Black"), which should all eventually be documented here.
Current (or Last Known) Lineup
|Musician||Instruments||Currently Also In||Used To Be In||Guest Appearances|
|Russ Anderson||Vocals||Forbidden Evil, Parking Lot Prophets|
|Matt Camacho||Bass||Forbidden Evil, Manmade God|
|Steve Jacobs||Drums||Manmade God|
|Craig Locicero||Guitar||Death, Forbidden Evil, Manmade God|