Top Ten Christian Death Metal Bands

Christian Death Metal is becoming more popular now a days. Here is a list of Christian Death Metal bands.

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This band is the pioneer of Christian Death metal Genre.... and the most successful too

Listen to mortification every day!

Scrolls of the megilloth! The Christian alternative to cannibal corpse!

Best Christian death metal band of all time

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2Impending Doom

Very powerful, and progressive sound. And very deep messages that stay true to the word, yet allowing them to speak their own personal conviction. Baptized in Filth is my personal favorite album. While I love each and every song within it, and being hard to pick a favorite, I would choose My Light Unseen or Death. Ascension. Resurrection.

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!

Been listening to them for years. They saved my faith time and time again.

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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

Maybe leaning more toward melodic death metal but still amazing metal which blows me away whenever I listen.

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Their entire discography is stellar, but "Burial" and "Undeceived" are masterpieces.

Just one word describes extol... AWESOMENESS

The best album is Extol from Extol.

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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! - rock2metal

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.

This band is my favorite but A thousand times repent is right behind them

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6Crimson Thorn

Best Christian brutal death metal band!

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. - thedying12

Brutality at its finest, thanks lord for outlets such as this

Very brutal they put in the midst of lions to shame

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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! - Grundapants


This isn't death metal. Great band, but it doesn't belong on this list

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

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Waat? How are these guys not #1? They're the only real metal here anyway

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

For me is the best

13Living 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?

My favorite metal band of all time! - AngryByrd

14For 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!

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

For today is bad ass band! I have seen them two times now &they spoke to me! Like my life

Nobody cares about your opinion

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15Crimson 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!


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

18Betraying the Martyrs

On of the best live bands ever, they always put on a good show, have amazing vocals, clean and screaming, and instrumentally very talented. Betraying the Martyrs is one of the best bands of this generation without a doubt!

197 Horns 7 Eyes

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


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.

Hard to find there stuff but the most unnone best brutal Band there is. A absolute must have if you like death metal. Christian or not.

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List StatsUpdated 10 Oct 2015

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1. As They Sleep
2. Mortification
3. Extol



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