Top Christian Metal Bandsrock2metal Christian metal bands exist in all the metal subgenres. What is the best band?
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The best metal band that I've ever heard... Their vocals have great range and clarity, their guitarists are very talented, and their drummer is probably the most skilled I have heard. On top of that, their lyrics are the most moving of any metal band. All those who agree with me, help bring ABR to the top of this list.
Best band ever. Them and For Today
One of the best "Christian metal" and "metalcore" bands that I've heard. The riffs and breakdowns just set them apart. Quality lyrics and music.
It’s not a question anymore... Like, maybe As I Lay Dying music’s better, but after the things that happened... there’s no other way then voting for ABR. - MixerV 28 Comments
As a Christian, I absolutely love this band because of their out in the open love and passion for Jesus Christ. They don't beat around the beat, or sugarcoat anything. They are very upfront. Disregarding the lyrics though, it's hard not to be impressed with the amazing unclean vocalist that is Mattie Montgomery. One of the few that you can really feel emotion and power through his voice. The energy these guys give off at their concerts is absolutely intense. Sad to hear they are breaking up, but extremely happy that I have and will continue to call them my favorite musical act.
For Today is the best lyrically, and musically! They are always challenging me in my walk with God, and they are always encouraging me. Their music never fails to uplift the Lord. Plus, they are actually metal. I love Skillet, but Skillet isn't a metal band!
For Today should definitely be #1. Their music is amazingly brutal, and they are one of the most talented bands out their. Besides that they never fail to praise God in their songs. Have you ever been to one of their concerts? It is an unforgettable experience. The music is rocking but you can tell that God is in the building whenever these guys plug in. For Today definitely deserves the #1 spot.
They are awesome and I think they should be #1V 22 Comments
I love metal because it calms me down. I find myself concentrating on all the different parts of the song other than the wailing and squawking. 'Collapsing' is definitely my favourite Demon Hunter and Metal song of all time. The only problem I face is trying to explain to my, non-metal fan, friends, their album covers.
This IS the greatest Christian metal band out there. Sure they have made better songs in the past, and yet that's what should set them apart from all the others. They are inspiring and instrumentally they are awesome. Alongside Oh, Sleeper they should be at the top.
My favorite Christian Metal band ever. Their newest album, True Defiance, has some of the best songs they have, like Dead Flowers, Tomorrow Never Comes, and Crucifix.
BEST BAND EVER!V 33 Comments
They describe my entire philosophy in their songs. Amazing band! Most underrated because of their sound. Their message is amazing, but not EVERYBODY can tolerate the screaming. I love the passion though!
I love The Devil Wears Prada! And for me they're the best (melodic) metal band. I love how they play, Mike's screams, guitar riffs, EVERYTHING. This band fits my soul.
Best Of them all! Vocals and musIc are unparrelled in Amy band besides maybe Stryper or demon hunter.
The Devil Wears Prada Deserves 1st Place The only Bands that compare is Oh,Sleeper, Red, Wolves At The Gate, And Fit For A KingV 10 Comments
One of my favourite bands ever. Their musical creativity knows no borders and their lyrics touch me every time. And yes, they ARE a Metal band. It is Alternative Metal/Nu Metal with influences from Rock music and a lot of symphonic and electronic elements.
Just hear to them and you will realise. It should be at least top 3. Definitely a more deserving band. They have the most emotive and dark sound ever heard. Yet melodious. A great combo of anger and melody. Hear lost, let go and fight inside and you will understand.
You didn't listen to this I suppose. Not just the best christian metal band but its the..., beyond words man
Definitely a solid bandV 14 Comments
Epic times ten. Tourniquet, living sacrifice, and strong arm before a dirtbike race. Real metal that gets you pumped and lets you feel the power of god with there lyrics and sound.
Living Sacrifice is Stellar! Been listening to them since they first hit the scene.
A great band, killer music and great lyrics.
Started the Christian extreme metal scene! KillsV 4 Comments
Just listen to songs like "Ark of Suffering", "Swarming Spirits", "Ready or Not", and "Broken Chromosomes". Then you might consider them as good as the big four. I'd probably say Ark of Suffering would rank up to songs like "Master of Puppets", and "Symphony of Destruction". Swarming Spirits is a good song, and my personal favorite by them, even though one of their riffs sounds like Metallica's "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)". "Ready or Not", is basically the "PAINKILLER" or Christian Metal, and they were both released the same year. "Broken Chromosomes" was also really good.
A good Christian band that proves that you can be a Jesus Follower and still Rock Out!
Tourniquet's musical composure and aggressive thrash style surpasses all Christian metal bands. The heavy but cleaner vocals communicates the message more clearly, and the clever, metaphorical lyrics always broadens my knowledge on what the bible has to say about things. Grab a dictionary for those medical terms though; it can get pretty brutal
Laugh out loud at the current top 2. Tourniquet is easily the most talented Christian band ever and one of the very few that can compete with secular bands. Their first three albums are as good as the best releases by the big 4 thrash metal bands.
If you don't know Touriquet, you don't know METAL! Pioneers, not just in christian, but in music PERIOD!V 9 Comments
Underoath at 20? They should be number one. They changed the christian metal scene into what it is today.
Half these bands, or more wouldn't be on here if it wasn't for these guys.
I'm sorry, this page is not accurate. I agree with the first two, seeing as As I lay Dying, Devil Wears Prada and Underoath have all been debated among many as being the best Christian metal bands out there. But Stryper, Tournaquet and Demon Hunter don't even deserve to be on this list. Sorry.
Skillet is my favorite band in the world and I admire everything that they do. They should be number one. John Cooper can wail and Jen Ledger can drum amazing for someone so young and her voice is like an angel. Korey Cooper knows how to wail on the keyboards and guitar and as for Seth Morison, you are an amazing guitarist. I love Skillet. I have everything they have ever made from the first album in 1996 Skillet to the last album Awake 2009 and am getting the new one that is coming out in April or March.
Best Band ever! Their songs are awesome and Christian orientated. Feel in love with the ban first time I heard Awake and Alive. Then I heard Monster and every song is as good as the last. Awesome!
Their simply the best. Tell me how many bands has 10-15 great songs as skillet. Awake and alive. Monster. Hero. Falling inside the black. Whispers in the dark. Yours to hold. Lucy. Dead inside. Comatose. The older I get. The last night. Live free or let me die. Rebirthing. Never surrender. Its not me its you. The list never ends. Simply greatt
Skillet are the bestV 24 Comments
Their leader hired a hitman to kill their wife. All of the members have said that they are Atheistic now. Please remove this from the list and not vote for it.
Just have to say that vengeance rising should not be on here. The band is now satanic. I don't care if they used to be Christian, they're not a Christian band. Skilled is not metal any way you twist it. And August Burns Red should be way up here.
AS I LAY DYING should be right at the top, but I feel that this band is best among all metalcore bands. The songs that it creates are full of Jesus's ideologies but the meanings are so deep and beautiful!
And the music quality is beyond extraordinaire!
As I Lay Dying was great and dis-appointing all in one. But one of the great quandries of Christian life. While the music is true and well intended, they are all indeed men and will ultimately fail. See the music for what it is and what it means to you, not lesser from the actions of foolish men.V 17 Comments
Really good band, SO FAR FROM METAL THOUGH. This band is NOT metal in anyway.
Awesome band! One of the best in my opinion, they have so many albums and I've listened to them all so many times.
I love them and you can understand what they are saying and it's all about GOD.
Heck, I'm listening to 'Born Again' as I'm typing this. Need I say more?V 7 Comments
This band is one of the best Christian bands I've listened to. The lyrics are awesome and Micah's screaming is very clear yet aggressive as Shane's clean vocals will blow you away.
Sick band! I'm a fan of both Oh Sleeper and The Devil Wears Prada and I have to say Oh Sleeper's music is way better The Devil Wears Prada. And as for vocals, Micah beats Mike!
Oh sleeper is the best love it so much. Skillet is NOT a metal band
Oh, Sleeper is Amazing Its Comes As 2nd As My Favorite Christian Metal Band The Devil Wears Prada Takes 1stV 4 Comments
No band is more technical or progressive than stryper. I am a fan of all metal, not just christian, and these guys have blown me away since the 80's with their incredible guitar work and unbelievable vocals. Over the years they have only gotten better; the album "murder by pride" is on my top ten lists of greatest albums of all time of any music style, nudging out their previous album "reborn". Hey Stryper, thanks for SPECTACULAR music, keep rocking, I will keep listening.
I accepted the Lord as my Savior when I was 10 years old. I have been a die-hard Stryper fan since 1985. I found that Stryper music allowed me to express myself as a Christian to my head banging friends.
Strong Music, Strong Message and Still relevant after 30 years of Ministry, Stryper is by far the Best Christian Heavy Metal Band ever.
How are these guys not in the top of this list? 13? Some of these bands would be nowhere without the success of Stryper breaking through so many ceilings! Come on...V 21 Comments
Even after several line-up changes this band keeps pushing the limits Progressive Christian Death-metal genre. They aren't afraid to experiment with different sounds with their albums evolving in different ways every time. Most importantly, you can feel the pure fervor for God displayed in energetic, all-out musicianship.
Becoming the Archetype's intro to some of their songs is what sets them apart in my opinion. Listen to "Ransom", "Dichotomy", "The Epigone", "Mountain of Souls", "How Great Thou Art" and the list can go on.
One of the most progressive, musically talented and creative bands I've ever listened to. Their debut album "Terminate Damnation" belongs to the best albums ever produced. It's close to perfect.V 2 Comments
Are you kidding me?! Impending Doom has to be the best death metal Christian band I had ever heard. These guys deserve to be #1 on the list. 2 things you need to do while listening to this band, pray to God and head bang the crap out of yourself.
Wow no seriously this list is bogus. This band should be top ten
Amazing I live impending dooms new album especially!
They are awesome! This band is one of the best death metal bands I heard!V 9 Comments
There was no Death Metal/Thrash prior to Mortification. They are to Christian Death Metal as Black Sabbath is to Metal. They invented the genre.
Their music is very sub par in recent years, but the first three Mortification albums are fantastic death metal. - surgeonsanic
Death metal from Australia that is recognized as excellent even in the secular Death Metal scene.
These guys basically started Christian death metalV 2 Comments
By far the best Christian thrash band of all time and they have a new album coming out next month with the
Legends Jayson Sherlock on drums, Mike Phillips on guitar, Manny on bass and the man Jimmy.
Very good speed/thrash metal, one of the most important bands in the Christian metal scene.
Hands down best Christian Power Metal band out there. All three albums are amazing, and Matt Smith's singing, songwriting, and lyrics are second to none. "I Am" off As the World Bleeds is without a doubt the most epic song ever written.
If you have never heard Theocracy, listen to them now. If you like DragonForce, you'll like Theocracy. They sound almost just alike, and this band is Christian. Strong faith, all their songs are powerfully written. Listen to "Wages of Sin" "Light of The World" "Laying the Demon To Rest" and "Mirror of Souls" (if you have time) they aren't a super intense death metal band. They are just pure awesome.
Best band period in my opinion. No Christian metal band comes anywhere close to the depth of the Lyrics from Theocracy. Just listen to Mirror of Souls, I Am, or Absolution Day. Their lyrics are like poetic sermons that cut right to the heart. They don't shy away from tough subjects or talking about real battles Christians face. They're provoking, encouraging, uplifting, and they challenge me to be a better Christian.
They are #1 for me. Oh, and most of the bands that are now higher than Theocracy aren't exactly metal bands. - Metal_TreasureV 23 Comments
Excellent progressive Thrash. This band is interesting because they are one of the few Christian bands to influence metal outside of the Christian metal scene. They are also the originators of the female fronted symphonic metal sound that bands like Within Temptation and Sirenia are known for.
Believer's first 3 albums are unmatched in their quality and originality combining technical thrash, classical, and opera influences.
Memphis May Fire should be way up there on the list! They're such an amazing band and their lyrics are always showing me that God loves us. The Sinner is an amazing song talking about how were sinners but God loves us anyway. Also, it talks about God taking away our pride, and other sinful things. Their newest album is amazing too! It's called "Unconditional" great screams, great vocals, they're just awesome! Definitely check them out!
This is easily one of my favorite Christian metal bands. There is great vocals and great instrumentation from everyone else. Plus, Matty Mullins is really a good man of God who even last year (2014) came out with a Christian pop solo career!
This band hits home. Their music is outstanding in all fields. Their music is quite blunt sometimes, coming from the Mullen's emotional state, but also when calling people out. I thoroughly enjoy this band. Especially the song "Not Enough" and "Sleepless Nights" on their "Unconditional" album.
Fantastic lyrics and the vocalist is great both clean and unclean vocals... fantastic.V 5 Comments
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