Greatest Christian Thrash Metal BandsThe Christian thrash is one of the most famous genres in Christian metal.
It's right where it belongs at #1. Most of these bands aren't even thrash metal. As I Lay Dying? Demon Hunter? Theocracy? Evanescence? Also Megadeth and Testament aren't Christian bands. Iron Maiden? Might as well add Deicide and Justin Bieber to this list. It's a complete mess outside the top 5.
Amazing band and to see them live was incredible. The quality of their work is amazing and it's a shame it's not more well known in secular, cause it really high quality music.
Tourniquet is the best!
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There first three albums pit um on the map!
Sorry, but this band has always had the edge, I'm not going to compare them to other Christian bands, but if you listen to Deliverance, you get such a feeling of satisfaction that no other thrash band will ever give because, they kill any thrash non-christian bands with song writing and musicianship. Yes bands like Slayer and Metallica are great awesome bands but, they don't have that edge like Deliverance has because of one main ingredient and that is God.
Their debut album (like the VR's) is a legend in Christian metal. Just hear some songs, and you will understand what I'm talking about.
Their first two albums were thrash, and several others have thrash elements. Their last few albums have been a weird blend of groove, thrash, and death metal. So they qualify, I think.
Living Sacrifice is one of the most influential Christian Thrash bands out there. Their first album is definitely deeply rooted with Slayer influences and that is what makes it the best
They may have only been thrash for their debut release, but they immediately got comparisons to Slayer. Not bad for just starting out.
Obviously they're death metal, but still, they have more skill than most other thrash bands, Christian or not.
One of the few Christian thrash bands who non Christian thrashers would rate. Lyrically uncomprising in their faith and musically adept as well as not afraid to push the boat out. Could hardly be branded the Christian equivalent of... (name whatever secular band). Too many Christian bands are 2nd rate imitations but you certainly can't say this of Believer. Thought Ultimatum would have warranted a top ten slot even though they sound uncannily like Overkill.
Listening to "Gone" was one of the best Christian songs I have ever heard in my life so far. They were great back in the 90s before I was born. Should be no. 1 on the list.
1 - Believer
2 - Vengeance Rising
3 - Deliverance
4 - As I Lay Dying
5 - Tourniquet (Would be 3, but Swarming Spirits was a terrible song)
Sanity Obscure and Dimensions were their best albums by far. Love those. I think it's a little annoying when they still use the name "Believer" when they sound like they don't believe anymore...
Made a few great albums. Wish they had played for longer.
Their first two albums are classical in the Christian metal music, just hear great songs like "Human Sacrifice". The only thing that they did wrong, was that Roger Martinez (the singer and rhythm guitarist) led the band to atheism and them to satanism.
Not only were they a Christian Thrash Metal act, but they were doing things NO ONE ELSE was doing at the time in the Thrash Metal scene! Their a band, no matter if you're Christian or not, to definitely give a listen to
Great band and just so you all know...the rest of the band are still Christians and played with Scott waters of ultimatum in a reunion band called "Once Dead" the only one who isn't Christian anymore is Roger Martinez AND none of the members are satanists...geez.
My brother and I listened to early Christian metal from the start. But in 1987, while we were listening to Stryper, Whitecross, Bloodgood, and Bride (which bordered on thrash), one day we went to the bible store and saw Human Sacrifice. When we brought it home and cranked it, the intensity of it blew the backs of our heads right off. That was year 1 for Christian thrash. The combination of full-tilt thrash with a bluesy groove was irresistible. Once Dead is also classic.
The only other Christian thrash I'd heard at the time was the Crucified, but only because I lived in their hometown, they hadn't released their first full album yet. And they were closer to punk at that time. Which reminds me, how do I add the Crucified to this list? Their remaster of the Pillars of Humanity album is my all-time favorite metal album, period.
I absolutely love this band. They sure get the message across. I'm so thankful for bands like this. Music is the main thing that converted me and these guys made a big impact. I was an atheist for about 5 years and a lot of things happened in my life to make me change my ways. If it wasn't for Christian music in a genre that I listen to EVERY day I feel that I would still be lost.
Great band, very underrated. Of coarse they're not as good as Tourniquet or something, but they are still a great band. I think they are a lot too similar to Metallica though, they need to be more original.
They are known for their similarity with Metallica (they vocals are similar). But, I think they have a great style; just hear some of their songs.
Like a lazy mix between cast-out Pantera, Megadeth and Metallica songs with less production. Not a bad band at all just need some spice
Seventh Angel has a great sound to them, but I need to find a good place to buy their albums, because I want to hear more. As a Christian they sound almost as good as Metallica. Probably the best Christian Thrash band I have heard.
Whoever said they have explicit albums must have them confused with someone else. I know them and their music is pure. Great band and deserve to be higher on this list.
I don't know who has said they have explicit albums - definitely not. I know these guys and all their music is pure. Should be at number 1 on here.
This is the best christian thrash band in my opinion. And not much preaching either, and that is good for me as I am an agnostic.
Their music is awesome. And none of us is sinless so we should stop making fuss about Tom
This is one of the best band that I like. Their musics are awesome
Great band! Have their own style
Demon Hunter can't write a bad song. They have a few thrash songs like Beheaded, but for the most part they are metalcore.
Such a gifted band, but would not count it as a trash metal band. Anyway, I would really love to see them live one day.
Very good band. Just not thrash.
Let me tell you a story.
My brother and I started off on Christian Rock like everyone else, following Petra through the early '80s. Then Stryper came out and we were huge fans. Then Whitecross and Bloodgood and Bride (Bride was awesome, Live to Die was was an insane album). But still we thirsted for something more aggressive.
In 1987, Vengeance released Human Sacrifice. We went to the local bible store looking for new releases and saw the album cover with the nailed hand on the cross. We took it home and it blew our tiny sheltered brains right off. Soon we were listening to the Crucified (who we saw multiple times while living in Fresno), Deliverance, Tourniquet, Betrayal, Living Sacrifice, Seventh Angel, Detritus, and probably more that I'm forgetting. But eventually, Mortification hit the scene, and in my world, it was the final word. Scrolls of the Megilloth was so heavy, so intense, so totally metal that I felt my thirst for metal had been quenched and at that point, ...more
I don't listen to much Christian metal but Mortification's album Scrolls Of The Megilloth is probably my favourite "non modern" metal album. Its crisp, punchy, fast guitars and drums, and consistent throughout the entire track list. The vocals too are pretty killer. The the growls at the beginning of the song Terminate Damnation are some of the coolest I've ever heard and my favourite part of the whole album. that's my opinion.
Best thrash metal outfit ever. They were da thing back in the 90s. Awesome lyrics and musicianship... and that crazy logo
I've always dug their awesome music.
Finally someone mentioned theocracy this is a great band that deserves to be higher in the list in my opinion expecially after the release of the new album ghost ship.
The best melodic metal that I've ever heard, including secular bands.
Absolutely Fantastic Band. Matt Smith is a real artist.
No thrash metal but progressive powermetal. An amazing band though
Into the Pit is the best Christian metal album ever. And I don't care who you are, Mortal Stomp is one of those songs everyone should know.
I think they fit in good, in the Christian thrash/metal area.
OIL should by far be rated number on the Christian metal list; simply because they broke all the rules of Christian metal; never had any financial backing from their label and still sold over a million records overseas. Also; listen to the production on their first major release "Refine" and it is world class; the produciton is solid as a Pantera album; and then listen to the production of the majority of the bands listed above OIL. Their producitons are horrible. OIL took Christian metal to a higher leverl. And yes the band had Ron of Darkn Angel; but did you know that guitarist Blake Nelson used to play with David Lombardo of Slayer? And that is what influenced Daivd to pursude metal.
They sounded like Metallica so does eternal decision, judah first, thresher, tourniquet did a little but most of there songs were corny aside from carried the wounded and 4 or 5 other songs by them
Really? Dark angel vocalist? I'll have to check out. Thanks dudes.
13th place is not enough for Bloodgood. Has made many good albums. Position 4 or 5.
They are a great hard rock band, and they have experimented with thrash!
A true to the word band always had a strong message.
What? This should be in the top10!Who agree with me guys?
Their a great band don't get me wrong, but they neither thrash nor Christian
British Thrash. Reasonably debut but fantastic second album (If But For One)! Check them out.
Best thrash band. But not christian
An extreme Christian metal band from Oslo, Norway. They are classified as thrash, death, and progressive metal. They sing with the growled/scream vocals and have the virtuoso-epic tendencies of the aforementioned genres along with the heaviness of thrash. "Undeceived" is one of the heaviest pieces of Christian metal ever recorded and "Ember" is the perfect slice of thrash from their 2000 Undeceived album
They should be higher on the list. AILD, Demon Hunter, and Theocracy are nowhere near thrash metal.
Memphis May Fire is great but not Trash Metal. It's a Metalcore band. by the way the frontman of the band is Christian