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
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

Scrolls of the megilloth! The Christian alternative to cannibal corpse!

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... read more

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.

Man, this is the second band I really like that I found out today were Christians. That is a serious bummer for me, as I really do not identify with a singular religion. Oah well. I'll just enjoy the music and not focus on the idiocy that they support.

3 As They Sleep

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.

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

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.

Great band that deserves recognition. Love this band. I have one question though, how is Pantokrator not on this list?

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

Top quality Christian death metal!

5 Becoming The Archetype

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.

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.

6 Crimson Thorn

Best Christian brutal death metal band!

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.

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!

9 With Blood Comes Cleansing

Definitely one of the best deathcore bands ever!

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

Great under rated death metal band!

10 Living Sacrifice Living Sacrifice is an American Christian metal band formed in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1989. Over the years, their music has evolved to encompass various styles, including thrash metal, death metal, and metalcore. They are considered pioneers in the Christian metal genre, known for their unflinching... read more

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.

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

The Contenders
11 Deuteronomium
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.

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

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

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.

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.


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.

14 Sacrificium

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

15 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!

16 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!

17 Hilastherion
18 Antidemon

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?

19 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... read more

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

20 7 Horns 7 Eyes

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

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

21 Miseration

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

22 Broken Flesh

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.

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!

23 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!

24 In The Midst Of Lions

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.

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.

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...

25 Opprobium

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

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