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.

The Top Ten Christian Death Metal Bands

1 Mortification Mortification is an Australian Christian extreme metal band which was formed in 1987 as a heavy metal group, Lightforce, by mainstay Steve Rowe on bass guitar and vocals.

Mortification's first 3 albums are the best Christian Death Metal albums of all time.

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

Listen to mortification every day!

They are shining in the dark.. They are lambs in the middle of the wolves

2 Impending Doom Impending Doom is an American Christian deathcore band from Riverside, California. The group has released five full-length studio albums and are currently a five piece with vocalist Brook Reeves as one of the two original remaining members along with Manny Contreras who left the band in 2010 but returned more.

I love Impending Doom. They are number 2 on my list of best Christian Death metal bands of all time.

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!

3 As 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.

I have an interview with this band they are not Christians they are just on a Christian record label great band anyway

4 Extol Extol are a progressive extreme Christian metal band from Bekkestua, Norway that was formed in 1993. The band is known for playing a variety of different styles of metal which include progressive metal, death metal, black metal and thrash metal.

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

Just one word describes extol... AWESOMENESS

Top quality Christian death metal!

The best album is Extol from Extol.

5 Becoming 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.

These guys were awesome up until they put out "I am" which basically has all new members. They used to have killer piano breakdowns. It was melodic metal with feeling. I love that stuff. Another good band that isn't in here is Haste the day. Their early stuff was great...Burning Bridges.

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.

in my opinion, this is the best; they have great songs like "Ex Nihilo", "Endure" or "Dichotonomy"... and their sound is great! - rock2metal

6 Crimson Thorn

Best Christian brutal death metal band!

True Christian death metal

Most brutal, hands down. Sounds are fat as Luke Renno

Number 6

7 A 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

Although they havn't brought out many songs they have written incredible compositions.

8 Shadows 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!

True European blackened death metal with a message of Christ, great drummer, great band!

Number 8

9 With Blood Comes Cleansing

On of the best death metal bands I've heard.

Great under rated death metal band! - Grundapants

Definitely one of the best deathcore bands ever!

Number 9

10 Living Sacrifice

These should be just below Mortification as 1.5 because of Nonexistant and their third album.

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!

These guys are absolutely amazing. Debatably the best Christian metal band of all time. Their album Ghost Thief is probably my favorite album of all time. Every single song on the album is outstanding and never gets old.

These guys should be at the top! They are the best death metal band ever

The Contenders

11 Deuteronomium

This band should be much closer to the top


12 Underoath Underoath is an American rock band from Tampa, Florida. Founded by Dallas Taylor and Luke Morton on November 30, 1997, in Ocala, Florida; subsequently its additional members were from Tampa.

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

Act of depression and cries of the past are both fantastic examples of brutal death metal with thought provoking lyrics

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

Based on their first two albums.

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

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.

Awesome band, great sound, great lyrics. They're constantly improving their sound to be more complex and powerful.

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

14 Sacrificium

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

For me is the best



15 Betraying 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!

Just because they cuss in their songs doesn't mean they're a christian band. BTM is the best christian band ALIVE!

Need s to be higher

16 Crimson 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!

This is Unblack metal not Death metal

17 Hilastherion

Moore Christians death metal from Finland

18 Deicide Deicide is an American death metal band formed in 1987 by bassist and vocalist Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim. They are known for their blasphemous and satanic lyrics which have resulted in bans, lawsuits and criticisms from religious groups and the public. Frontman Glen Benton is also known for more.

I couldn't stop laughing. This is the total opposite. It's satanic.

This band is amazing and Christian bands suck


Nuh uh these guys are legit

19 7 Horns 7 Eyes

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

My favorite death metal band, including both Christian and secular. They're so talented, I can't believe they're not higher!

People need to listen to shines more of the unnone. They are better then the top ten. These guys are awesome. own unique sound.

20 Antidemon

That vocalist gives me chills, and as a 14 year old cannibal corpse fan this is a good alternative

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!

Th artwork looks very Satanic but if you look closely the demon is always being tortured and the pentagram has a cross over it.

Pure christian... Pure death metal... That's what this list is about, right?

21 Miseration

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

22 Abated Mass of Flesh

Awesome Christian Death Metal band. They're sadly underrated given just how great they are. In my mind they're the best Christian Death metal band ever.

Undoubtedly one of the best Christian Death Metal bands ever. I don't know why they aren't number 1. I think their best song is Violence.

This band is one of the most brutal and guttural Christian death metal bands I've ever heard!

Abated Mass of Flesh is a slamming awesome band with some fantastic Christian lyrics.

23 Broken Flesh

This is probably the best death metal band I've ever heard. And what's best is that they're christian!

Broken Flesh is more brutal than Living Sacrifice, Mortification, Abated Mass of Flesh, and any other christian death metal band. They're more brutal than Cannibal Corpse too!

I am absolutely in love with this band. They absolutely crush! The closest thing I can compare them too is Crimson Thorn meets Cannibal Corpse and Disgorge, with a bit of their own style mixed in. They are unabashedly pro Jesus Christ in their lyrics and imagery! I place them right up there with Impending Doom and Crimson Thorn.

They are so heavy I can't believe it

24 In The Midst Of Lions

Holy cow, I can't say enough good stuff about this band. Their sound is great. Their message is great. I feel like I'm fighting Satan and getting closer to God when I listen to these guys.

I am appalled that this band is so low down on this list especially considering a lot of the bands above a neither Christian or death metal bands. They have brutal breakdowns with highly technical lead guitar and incorporate a lot of sweep picking in their music.

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...

Insulting that they are so low. They should be in top ten at least.

25 Opprobium

Formerly known as Incubus, Opprobrium is death/thrash, which is very nice for the ears, great riffs and great vocals

26 Sympathy

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.

27 A Hill to Die Upon

The top ten list is all wrong without these guys there. Brilliant stuff.

CRITICALLY underrated blackened death metal band.

Fantastic! Uncompromisingly heavy!

28 Saving Grace

One of my favorite Christian death metal bands. Such a pity they're not so well known...

Christian metal band from New Zeland. Awesome.

29 Separatist

Very divers and unique sound

This band is like a mixture of progressive/brutal/technical death metal! it's so amazing! - Vortexeo

30 Syringe

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

Great musicians and full of memorable riffs. their album also comes with a booklet of wonderful lyrics that bring the word and truth of Christ. they have a great blend of European and American melodeath, thrash, and death metal.

31 Righteous 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.

32 Mortal Treason

Absolutely underrated.
Even though is over 14 years since their last release. Their music can stand out even today. These guys are simply great, lyrically, technically, and fully-speaking

33 As I Lay Dying As 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.
34 Kekal

Indonesian black metal that now turns to avant garde specialist

35 InExordium

Crushing Christian Death Metal!

Besd Christian death/doom

36 Hope for the Dying

The best band and music there is

37 Feast Eternal

Definitely best Christian death metal band, although Crimson Thorn is good too. A melodic death metal band that isn’t overly melodic to the point where it almost isn’t even metal.

38 Fit for a King

Deathcore and metalcore not death metal

All of the yes...

39 Behemoth Behemoth is a Polish blackened death metal band from Gdańsk, formed in 1991. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Polish extreme metal underground.

These guys aren't Christian in the slightest

Not Christian at all.

Two screams, three peeves

Polish Viking Metal

40 Darkness Divided

In the style of For Today and August Burns Red they have some punishing breakdowns look up A Well Run Dry they only have one album out sadly but overall they're brutal

But is it divided?
That's the question

41 Krig
42 The Empty Tomb

To the person underneath me I would have to say that it would be The Empty Tomb and Abated Mass of Flesh!

Heaviest Christian Death Metal ever.
Enough said.

43 Aletheian

Technical/Melodic Christian Death Metal

44 Wali
45 Soul Embraced

Great underground band. Wish they got the recognition they deserve. Every release slays!

46 Martyrs Shrine
47 Searching Serenity

Deathcore band from Jacksonville Florida! Really heavy and melodic as well!

48 Drottnar

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

49 Your 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.

50 Tortured Conscience
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