Greatest Christian Metalcore Bands

The metalcore is a fusion between extreme metal and hardcore punk. Many of the metalcore bands are Christian. What do you think is the best?

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1August Burns RedAugust Burns Red is an American metalcore band from Manheim, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2003, the group began their first performances while a majority of the members were attending their senior year of high school, and soon began playing shows around Lancaster, before being signed to CI Records. Afterwards, more.

Man, this band is the most openly christian band in this whole world. They even shout the name of Jesus, God, Holy Spirit, or they even pray for the crowds after their concerts and they would even cheer me up. As I Lay Dying just plays christian music that's all. They are not too open. But abr is.

They inspires me so much every time I see them. They give you so many positive messages and give you hope. My emo friend got over his troubles after listening to the song "Composure" and "Meddler". Abr can change so many people's lives. If abr is reading this, I wanna tell thank you so much for giving me stronger faith and changing my friend

An extraordinary band, they are very talented. Creativity of them seem to have no end, their songs are the amazing and charming. I like listening to August Burns Red, but I miss a clean vocals on some songs. They, however, are not limited to just listen Constellations that we were impressed. His later projects are also great. We can say that they are one of today's best bands.

There is no question these dude love Jesus. There is also no doubt these guys are straight master's at their craft. With possibly the exception of Rambler, if your trying to assemble a metal band, these are the guys you want in it. Nothing short of amazing every album.

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2As I Lay DyingAs I Lay Dying is an American metalcore band from San Diego, California. Founded in 2000 by vocalist Tim Lambesis, the establishment of the band's first full lineup, which included drummer Jordan Mancino, occurred in 2001. As I Lay Dying has released six albums, one split album, and two compilation more.

Hard to say whether this band is truly Christian. From what I know, they professed the Christian faith openly in the past. They called themselves Christians. But honestly, I have my doubts. Currently, the singer is arrested, leaving the band on hiatus, and he revealed he became an atheist. For those who do not believe, look at the lyrics of some songs, like "This Who We Are"; it may seem that they are not practitioners of Christianity, but I think they had a different view on religion, unusual way of interpreting and expressing their faith. All indications are that the remaining players will continue to make music without bringing Christian references in his compositions. There was a change. But we must know that they were a Christian band. The statements of the singer about his atheism concern the change he suffered later. Despite the controversy, we must consider the As I Lay Dying a Christian metalcore band. Only giving the lyrics we can draw clearer conclusions. The ...more

I don't know how to say how much this band influenced my life in good way. Their music is so inspiring to better yourself, and it helps you to find out your way in life. After listening of As I Lay Dying and Still Remains I have become better person and it helps me to feel closer to God

All the memebers here have great christian faith, and the power of G*d. God bless you all! :D.
Actually, TDWP and ABR are really awesome too but I like this band better

No matter if they are not really Christians. What matters is that they are an amazing band and their songs pass a positive message. That's what makes them a great metalcore band

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3The Devil Wears PradaThe Devil Wears Prada is an American metalcore band from Dayton, Ohio, formed in 2005. It consists of members Mike Hranica, Jeremy DePoyster, Andy Trick, and Daniel Williams.

I don't really listen to any Christian bands other than The Devil Wears Prada and I only actually listen to them because of A Day To Remember, but, yeah, THEY'RE AWESOME!

I Love The DEvil Wears Prada.! They Are Really Awesome. - ravicupcake

The Devil Wears Prada are in my opinion the best metalcore band out there but a little un-original

This band is the best metal core Christian band and inspire me

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Probably THE most well known Christian metalcore band out there and for good reason! Had one of the most talented clean vocalists in the Metalcore Scene and has well written songs, music and lyrics wise!

Personally, extremely overrated. Their only chasing safety was amazing, but almost everything that followed was some sort of Circa Survive-ish attempt at innovation. I love what these guys brought to the table, but all in all, very expected. All I can say is, I pray that whenever August Burns Red disbands, they receive as much accolades as these guys, because what ABR has done throughout their album's to include their faithfulness is truly remarkable... - Iamscience

Come on! It's Underoath. Even though they aren't necessarily a Christian band right now, they've made plenty of songs during their time.

Underoath set the scene for Christian metalcore and metalcore in general more then any other of the bands on the list

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5Haste the Day

Haste the Day -When everything Falls.. I think its #1myself.. Although the others are nice also this is my favorite band although I did not think it was a Christian band when I first herd it.

This is a great band with great melodies and magnificent choruses. Their songs are incredible. I just think that the vocals could be improved, but they are great! All of them work often bring excellent choruses and fantastic break downs... I love them

Truly an epic band.I listened to every one of there albums for months at a time before I eventually settled on Dreamer and Pressure The Hinges.
I love this band!

6Oh, Sleeper

This band is definitely my favorite metalcore bands out there. Every one of their songs has a deeper meaning behind them. Like son of the morning and the finisher. At first I didn't get either of the songs songs until I looked it up and it blew me away. I am so proud of this band I can tell you listen to any one of theirs songs and you will like it! Check me out they are sick!

Love this band, Children of Fire is one song you must hear before you die

7For TodayFor Today is an American Christian metalcore band from Sioux City, Iowa, formed in 2005. They are currently signed to Nuclear Blast Records.

This is the band that really got me into metalcore. I was quite surprised when I saw that their lyrics were similar to those of the artists we play in my church. When I listened to My Confession for the first time I just loved the lyrics as well as the music. The message was clear and I really felt that I could relate to it. In my opinion it's the best Christian metalcore band along with August Burns Red and Demon Hunter.

My favorite of all time. Met Mattie Montgomery at a show and watching him pray with every individual fan had me in tears. He and the rest of the band are True inspirations and they speak truth to troubled youth. They have shown me through god that I am not useless and I have a purpose

Aight, these guys are a bit of an enigma. They lost 2 guys who quit to become missionaries, but have also almost dissolved due to doctrinal differences as well. Is For Today a Christian band? For sure, but at times they feel almost scripted in their presentation. They have a couple of gems no doubt, but a large swath of their material is little more than polished hardcore all the way down to Matty Montgomerys vocals. I don't know, they are definitely interested in God's Kingdom, but at the same time, some kind of social uprising that runs along side much of their album's too; there's something I just don't get with them.
While bold in Christ, they are really ordinary in metal. I just wish Montgomery would change his vocals far too often. - Iamscience

I really want to like these guys more than I do. They are openly Christian, however, album after album their their sound remains static with few exceptions. I love their breakdowns, love their ministry, but have outgrown their formulaic and predictable approach.

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8The Chariot

This band belongs to a particular style of metalcore, known as mathcore. It is a very technical and experimental style ( and very chaotic, I would say ).

9War of Ages

More people need to listen to this band hands down way better august burns red and all other bands above it

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These guys are straight hardcore. They bear no relation to ABR at all. However, they are actually really solid in most ways. As is the case with most hardcore, their style can get stale and clunky but what's nice is how rare that actually is with WoA. They have some really slick and balanced breakdowns and their singer does actually do more than talk scream. Lyrically, they touch of Christian struggles and contemporary issues musically, they fall in between Snapcase and maybe A Day to Remember...
B- all day - Iamscience

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It is a Christian band, and a great one!

These guys are marginally Christian. Sure, Jake Lurhs has a cameo on a song off Hollow Bodies, but their song content is very wordly (for lack of a better word). These guys walk the line, but musically, BTF are tight, heavy and trendy. If your looking for nebulous, Christian metal, with a little Memphis may fire and of mice and men with a splash of I see stars, these your guys. - Iamscience

Seriously one of my favorite bands :) Was very happy to see they fell under Christian metalcore

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The Contenders

11Demon Hunter

I like Demon Hunter because they just get me motivated to seek the ways of God! These guys have a gift! I also like August Burns Red, As I lay Dying, The Devil Wears Parada, Wolves at the Gate, and Oh, Sleeper the same way!

Ryan is one of the best ever
Their songs touch my heart
Personal favorites are I will fail you and the last one alive
Great difference between songs
Go demon hunter

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12Wolves at the Gate

They are absolutely amazing. Great sound, inspirational lyrics and awesome message!

One of my favorite bands! Powerful and inspirational!

Amazing Sound. Amazing Lyrics! Amazing Group of guys spreading the gospel!

My favorite metal core band of all time!

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13Living Sacrifice

Best band n lyrics are to-the-point following the music. you gotta listen to this band to know... - lcjlf

Original, brutal, unrelenting. Like nothing else. Absolute pleasure to listen to.

they are one of the most influential Christian metal band - rock2metal

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14Fit For A King

Very amazing Band that follows the lord and proves to push through the metal scene to show people the word of god

This is my favorite metalcore band ever since I heard WARPATH and HOLLOW KING

The lyrics hit home. If more people could get past the sound, they'd love it.

Just recently discovered them, but I really enjoy their music!

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15Impending Doom

100 % Brutality,100 % Gospel of Jesus Christ driven...

16Norma Jean

I've had a long long "love" affair with these guys. There isn't a genre that quite fits them. These guys library is quite extensive and covers a lot. These are some albums that scream the gospel and others that seem like aimless noise. These is no question these guys have a uniqueness to what they bring to metal, a constant to their heaviness; they are literally pioneer's, but at times, I feel like I'm being taken advantage of too. Look, just know Living Sacrifice, The Chariot and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster all came from or became who NJ is today...never judge a book by its cover - Iamscience

a great tune from 'em is "I Used to Hate Cell Phones, Now I Hate Car Accidents". When I heard it for first time, I knew they were a great metalcore band! - rock2metal

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18Sleeping Giant

I've never seen them live, but I've watched them on YouTube countless times. Tommy is an amazing man of faith and pure love for people. He loves Jesus so much, and it is shown in praise dancing, bowing, and full outpour at every show. This band is thick with the Holy Spirit and never fail to give praises.

19My Heart to Fear

These guys have amazing and technical breakdowns

They are very good with there instruments

20Memphis May Fire

With their newest album, Unconditional, there is no longer any question regarding these guys devotion to Christ. If your looking for heavy without the radio flair, these are the guys you've been searching for. Look for that super heavy, breakdown band you can show off to your friends? Boom, got em...
Highly recommend The Hollow as an introduction...

My best band so far. Their songs have been inspiration in my life. I thank God for for their music everyday!

This is my favorite Christian Hardcore band. Listen to the lyrics on one of their songs.

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List StatsUpdated 28 May 2016

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1. Underoath
2. August Burns Red
3. Oh, Sleeper
1. As I Lay Dying
2. August Burns Red
3. For Today



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