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21 Extol 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.

People, do any of you try new bands? Everyone here is claiming that the band they listen to is the best, when actually the band isn't even metal and should be in this list in the first place. Give this band a try. Also, mortification needs some votes, crimson moonlight, crimson thorn. Come on people, are you really metal fans?

Love Extol check out Of Light and Shade documentary!

22 Disciple Disciple

ARE YOU KIDDING ME...in dead last 'come on. Skillet isn't metal it has no right to be here. at its hardest skillet is hard rock, and lately they've been becoming symphonic hard rock more and more

Jesus is very Happy when Disciple releases a new album. These guys are a Force for The LORD!

Listen to Outlaws by disciple.. Just amazing.. And By God is their best metal song.. Followed by scars remain.

Oh my word... behind Skillet... Red... they are not Metal! And TFK is DEFINITELY not metal, but these guys are. They deserve at LEAST 5th place, just saying. - LarkwingFlight

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23 Antestor

Only 16th place? It makes me sad to see bands like The Devil Wears Prada and August Burns Red (neither of which are metal) in the top two spots, while one of the most recognized Black Metal bands - in both the Christian and secular world - are not even in the top ten.
This band cleared the way for Christians in the Black scene while enduring death threats and assaults. Seriously people, more respect for a good band.

Without question the best Christian metal band of all time, in my opinion. These guys strike a near perfect balance of absolute ferocity and introspection-promoting melody I've ever heard; secular and Christian alike. And where is A Hill to Die Upon? There really should be separate lists for metal and the rest of the "core" stuff.

For all the history behind Antestor, as the only Christian band that released an album with Christian lyrics in on of the most satanic record company (cacophonous records), and they are preaching the gospel for over 20 years, and the album return of the black death one of the most influencial metal albums of all time.

Simply the most atmospheric of music there is!

24 Vengeance Rising Vengeance Rising

Vengeance was a great band! Their first two albums were among the best two metal albums ever produced! It's a shame about Roger and all, but it still doesn't change the fact of how good they were. Farkas was one the best guitarists I have ever heard and the same for Glen on the drums.

The band that first made Christian Metal extreme.

25 Betraying The Martyrs

The band's style is a mixture of different aspects from multiple sub-genres of extreme metal. The band takes the breakdowns, blast beats, and low growls that are main elements in deathcore. They supplement them with clean vocals, choruses, and programming that are key parts in metalcore and post-hardcore bands. They also occasionally blend odd time signatures that exist in progressive metal. Keyboards are also used to mimic the orchestral elements that reside in symphonic metal. However, deathcore elements within their music are the most predominant features.

Best christian band I had ever heard! These guys should be number one! Even though these guys cuss sometimes, they are still considered a christian band in my opinion! These guys really showed me the light and made me believe in God even more! Love these guys!

BETRAYING THE MARTYRS is a 6 piece Metal/Hardcore band from Paris, France with a new and refreshing attitude to modern metal that is certain to take the music scene by storm.

They have been my favorite band for five years, and I can't get over their songs, they are so good!

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26 Love and Death

Brian is truly talented and the music and lyrics are just powerful and moving to the soul. The songs are just blessing and motivating, and on top of that, the band is excellent and wonderful. Looking forward to their second album.

They may just be starting out but Brian "Head" Welch has had plenty of experience. I believe that we will see these guys at the top in a few years. Keep rocking Love and Death!

Korn's Brian 'Head' Welch doing Christian metal is what got me into Christian music. my favourite song by love and death has to be "Chemicals" when I first heard it I instantly fell in love with this band. If you don't know them I highly recommend you look them up!

Absolutely great music with edifying lyrics!

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27 In the Midst of Lions

Best Christian metal band I have ever heard besides for today this band should be number 1 with the songs, Herod's Demise, an. Offering, The Machine and the whole shadows album

No way you they are this low down. People need to look up more stuff. Dig and you will find great bands better then the top ten here. This band put out great metal

"The Machine" is one of my top favourite songs. Beautifully brutal vocals and a powerful message!

28 Barren Cross

I can't believe they are ranked this low! Amazing band, great musicianship, great lyrics.

Only band in this line up that mirrors Iron Maiden, and that's saying a lot.

80s metal in a similar vein as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden.

29 War of Ages

War of Ages has only gotten better since their early albums. They should be #1 on any list of Metal-core bands, and most lists of metal bands in general. As I Lay Dying has a few songs that compare, but War of Ages is simply the best.

By far my favorite metal band ever, the Christian aspect is a bonus. I've looked around but I cannot find anything that even comes close.

Saw them twice, and these are some great musicians - as well as people!

30 Sacrament
31 Immortal Souls

Immortal souls should be higher on the list

32 Flyleaf

Best band out there not just in the Christian category, sick instrumentals, best vocalist. It deserves the number one spot here by far listen to their latest project 'between the stars'. It sold pretty well, and did well on billboard 200. not to mention how good the past albums are, just incredible.

Flyleaf should be number 2 after red Lacey Sturm is my heroin and I'm a 15 year old boy

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33 I, the Breather

Their lyrics are right on with what being a Christian bands should be singing about.

34 Signum Regis
35 Seventh Angel
36 Saving Grace

How do you forget this band? Songs like Shekinah and Ablaze are so brutal and amazing. They are easily in my top ten.

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37 Wolves at the Gate

Wolves at the gate are hands down my favourite band...having listened to nearly all the bands that are listed here. Theocracy as well. But Antestor? Extol? Devil wears prada? come on! Heavy guitars don't a good metal band make. You also need some bloody skill. Then again, I'm not a big fan of doom/black/death, but the devil wears prada can suck ...they aren't half as talented as wolves at the gate.

I went to a show specifically for them, and the number of people that had heard of them was disappointing. Personally one of my top favourites! Great vocals, instruments, and a powerful message. I remember after one song Steve stopped and gave a short message to the crowd about the Lord's grace. The response was amazing! It also happened to be Nick's birthday, and everyone discovered what horrible singers they were when they weren't screaming...

Wolves at the gate is the best! They are really awesome guys! Everyone should listen to them!

Wolves at the Gate is an awesome band, definitely should be in this top ten. Great vocals, great music, great lyrics! Just an awesome metal band preaching!

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39 Trouble

Trouble is the ONLY christian metal band that is worth listening to.

Sadly but not surprisingly, Trouble is not on this list! From the eighties thru early 2000’s Trouble has been making and influencing some of the greatest heavy metal ever. There is a reason bands like Tourniquet and players like Dave Grohl consider them a major influence. From Psalm 9 to Run to the light, you’ll find some of the greatest down tuned heavy riffs and blistering guitars of all time. Know your roots people!

40 Antithesis
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