Top Ten Christian Death Metal Bands


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The Top Ten

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!
[Newest]Best Christian death metal band of all time

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!
[Newest]These guys have an incredibly brutal sound that brings the Word of God to an audience that doesn't usually have as much exposure to it. They are the hardcore angels of death!

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.

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!


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.
[Newest]What a great band. Brutally heavy and technically excellent. Awesome.

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.


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!


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

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


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.

Great band especially their new album crown of thorns I love their rich and powerful lyrics about the one true God.
[Newest]Nobody cares about your opinion

14Living 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!


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.

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?


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

24Righteous Vendetta
Clear structured heavy and victorious sound. Nice transitions.
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.

Indonesian black metal that now turns to avant garde specialist

26Abated 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

27The 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!

Technical/Melodic Christian Death Metal

Crushing Christian Death Metal!


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

32Hope for the Dying
The best band and music there is

33Your 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.
Another unnone. One of the best ouy there. A must have. Better then the top ten given easy.


35A Hill to Die Upon
The top ten list is all wrong without these guys there. Brilliant stuff.
CRITICALLY underrated blackened death metal band.

36In 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...

37Broken Flesh

38Feast Eternal

39Tortured Conscience

40I Built the Cross

41Mortal Treason

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