Top Ten Christian Death Metal Bands

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The Top Ten

1
Mortification
This band is the pioneer of Christian Death metal Genre.... and the most successful too
Scrolls of the megilloth! The Christian alternative to cannibal corpse!
Listen to mortification every day!
[Newest]Best Christian death metal band ever!

2Impending Doom
Top christian death metal band with a powerful message seen in every song
You guys are one of my absolute favorites! No. 2 on my list behind For Today! I love how you guys glorify God through your brutal music! Keep it up! Keep on worshipping Him with your lives!
I love you guys you are also my favorite and iam glad that you are christian bands and I would like to see you guys in concert somday and I liked how you guys changed over the years you guys rock and your music is incredible
[Newest]I have listened to some heavy metal Christian and secular, Impending doom is by far the heaviest that I know of.

3As They Sleep
As They Sleep has amazed me since the first time I listened to them. If you are looking for a good death metal band than check out As They Sleep. I personally like the song a thousands deaths. Look it up if you have never heard of it.
It's a shame this band is relatively unknown. They are one of the most talented Christian bands out there, almost better than bands like the black dahlia murder
As They Sleep is an amazing band!
The vocalist, Aaron, does both high screaming and low gutturals that sound brutal. And the music itself is very fast, heavy, and hard hitting. If you want a band that is super awesome, yet also has meaningful lyrics, listen to these guys.

4Extol
Their entire discography is stellar, but "Burial" and "Undeceived" are masterpieces.
Just one word describes extol... AWESOMENESS
Great band that deserves recognition. Love this band. I have one question though, how is Pantokrator not on this list?

5Becoming The Archetype
While I am a huge fan of Mortification and Extol, they are unfortunately older bands who aren't exactly still playing Death Metal. Becoming the Archetype is falling out of the genre to, but so far, they have not be topped in technicality, brutality and melody.
in my opinion, this is the best; they have great songs like "Ex Nihilo", "Endure" or "Dichotonomy"... and their sound is great!

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Just awesome in general. They may not be straight up death metal, but they always manage to pump good, innovative material into my ears every time I listen to them.

6Crimson Thorn

7A Thousand Times Repent
This is the Most unknown Christian metal band out there. They have the beautiful instrumental sections and also the brutal death metal sound to boot.

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Brutality at its finest, thanks lord for outlets such as this
Although they havn't brought out many songs they have written incredible compositions.

8Shadows Of Paragon
Absolutely amazing unblack metal. I first heard them in 2009 and have been listening ever since. Beyond the music, the lyrics are very deep. Amazing group!

9With Blood Comes Cleansing
On of the best death metal bands I've heard.
Great under rated death metal band!

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10Underoath
Not really Death Metal. More post-hardcore in there early days to metalcore later on.

The Contenders

11Sacrificium
So much awesomeness! Now this band can play death metal!

12Deuteronomium

13For Today
Have deep, clear lyrics with the awesome metal sound that we all love. Every song is filled with meaningful lyrics that everyone should enjoy!
I love this band and I'm a little upset to find out they're Christians. in my opinion, Christianity is the worst thing to ever plague the Earth. As far as grind core goes though, this is some great stuff. I'll keep listening and pretending it isn't a sermon.

Cheers.
Great band especially their new album crown of thorns I love their rich and powerful lyrics about the one true God.

14Crimson Moonlight
All I can say is not for those with sensitive ears, this swedish band is dripping in blackness. The Christian philosophy never sounded so brutal. My personal favourite is 'Painful Mind Contradiction' from the album 'veil of remembrance'.
A black/death metal band with a really brutal sound. Though they are more on the black metal side their album 'Veil of Remembrance' does have death metal influences, and sounds really awesome!

15Hilastherion

16Living Sacrifice
A great band and one of the pioneers of the Christian metal genre! They are still putting out music and The Hammering Process and The Infinite Order are phenomenal albums!
Amazing band. Why isn't August burns red on this list?

17Miseration
A very brutal band, great guitars, great vocals, a very all-around band

18Betraying the Martyrs

19Opprobium

207 Horns 7 Eyes
Amazing atmosphere, crushing riffs, and great meaning. Check out Monotheist too its the vocalists other band.

21Sympathy
Dharok is a genius and he knows how to combine raw and brutal rhythms with fantastic guitar work. This is augmented by his deep and inspiring lyrics that are brought with versatile vocals. The rhythms sound as if you're standing in a factory with pounding and raging machines blowing out your ears, while guitars wail above these waves of sound. It is so beautifully balanced. Never imagined that I would call any mayhem beautiful, but Sympathy taught me how.

Sympathy made me understand how metal can bring praise to God, bring His Word to the world, let people think about what they're doing and explain the spiritual realm to christians that have a little grasp of that.

22Syringe
Largely unknown band who released their first full length Summer of 2012. They are a self-proclaimed Christian Prog Metal band. Very talented band. Guitarist Derek Corzine, most recently performed and recorded with, N.C. based Bloodline Severed. Solid CD and best of all it is 100% free. Stream it or download it here @ syringeministry. Bandcamp. Com

23Antidemon
In my opinion, Antidemon is the closest Christian-alternative you'll get to the secular Death Metal band Deicide. So if you're a fan of Deicide, but looking for a Christian alternative, DEFINITELY check out Antidemon!
Pure christian... Pure death metal... That's what this list is about, right?

24The Empty Tomb
Heaviest Christian Death Metal ever.
Enough said.
To the person underneath me I would have to say that it would be The Empty Tomb and Abated Mass of Flesh!

25Righteous Vendetta
They may not be the best death metal band but they are pretty good. My two favorite songs of theirs would probably have to be John, the Revelator and Lawless. Check'em out I garuntee it won't be a waste of your time.

26Kekal
Indonesian black metal that now turns to avant garde specialist

27InExordium
Crushing Christian Death Metal!

28Abated Mass of Flesh
This band is one of the most brutal and guttural Christian death metal bands I've ever heard!
So brutal sounding and with the most spiritual lyrics:
In submission from who I was
And in that moment, defined through death
I knew that man

29Aletheian
Technical/Melodic Christian Death Metal

30Drottnar
By adding Drottnar to this I am refering to their earlier more Death metal sounding releases. I'd you want to vote for them cause of their later Black metal sound then go to the best black metal bands list, I doubt there's a best Christian black metal list. Anyway on this list look at them as their early deathly selves. Awesome band either way

31Hope for the Dying
The best band and music there is

32Your Chance to Die
I have only noticed this band recently but I listen to their album the American Dream every day. There songs such as All Consuming Wealth and Conscience are my favourites.

33Wali

34A Hill to Die Upon
CRITICALLY underrated blackened death metal band.

35In The Midst Of Lions
They only released 3 albums, but all of them are powerful, well written and brutally heavy. Many of the band's on this list would struggle to compare in heaviness...

36Broken Flesh

37Feast Eternal

38Tortured Conscience

39I Built the Cross

40Mortal Treason

41Deicide

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