Best Christian Rock Bands

The Top Ten
1 Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

There are two forms of singing: high and low, and light and deep. The lead singer can sing high abd deep, making him sound lower. Both women have amazing range, and the drummer, though female (not bashing women, just saying most are guys), puts some of the best drummers to shame, and the backup guitarist can do some of the best picking I've ever heard. Overall, almost every song they've made is a hit and huge success, and all their instrumental music is amazing and their voices match their music perfectly, and despite all their heavy rock, you can perfectly understand the lyrics. All in all, each one is super talented and has unique skills, and as a band, they make incredible music, impactful lyrics, glorify and love Christ, and despite all this, unlike most bands, they have outstanding singing ability worthy of professional choirs. They are the best Christian band of all time!

Fireflight's awesome! But then again it's just an opinion. And everyone has a different opinion. So then what's the point of this rating competition? So that others know what to listen to. Fireflight, Skillet, Kutless, Seventh Day Slumber, Ashes Remain, Sent By Ravens, The Letter Black, Silverline, some of Red, and some of Disciple are some really awesome Christian hard rock bands. Most of their songs don't have screaming except for some of Red and Disciple. Most of the vocalists sing some pretty high notes that could be interpreted as screaming but it's really not. These bands have great beginnings, guitar rifts, build-ups, bridges... These bands are the best Christian hard rock bands out there.

Another thing I like about them is that they have strings, cellos, pianos, and violins in their songs. Listen to them if you like Christian hard rock. These bands are amazing.

Skillet Rocks! I Love them and they are a great Christian band.
Also Top on my list of favorite Christian bands are Hawk Nelson, Unspoken, The Afters, Tenth Avenue North (Mike is so funny, inspirational, and cool. + the whole band & team of course! :), and 12 Stones.
I LOVE music and find a relief having good Christian bands out their who produce inspiring yet cool music.
If ever any of you read this and want an additional member to your band, let me know!
Growing up I've always thought Switchfoot or Skillet would be the best bands to join. Yet know that I'm a little older I guess I've realized God may just have something/some-other-bands in mind.
Anyway. My playlists contains all of the above listed as my favorite bands to find inspiration from.

Skillet is a great Christian rock band and it's one of the top Christian bands of today and don't get me wrong here, I love this band, but there's one band I believe should be on the top. During the 1970s, there was no Christian rock like there is today. Bob Hartman started it all with Petra and add the vocals of Greg X. Volz on vocals, you have a classic band in the making. Petra is the Greek word for Rock. Many of these albums pictured guitars flying way before Boston added guitars flying on their albums. Then you add John Schlitt on vocals in 1986, "Back to the Street" and the rest is history. "This Means War" and "On Fire" really rock! "Beyond Belief" may be just over 30 years old, but it still rocks today. I don't care what anybody says, Louie Weaver is one of the best drummers around and John Lawry did an outstanding job on the keyboards. Mark Kelly is an excellent bass guitarist and Ronny Cates added much energy on the bass guitar as well.

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2 Red Red is an American christian alternative rock/alternative metal band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002 by brothers guitarist Anthony Armstrong and bassist Randy Armstrong, with lead vocalist Michael Barnes.

As a kid, the only Christian music I thought was out there, was whatever was played at church on Sunday mornings, because that was what played on the christian radio stations at home. My mind was blown in middle school when I was introduced to Christian Rock bands. I had no idea that Christian music could sound so cool and amazing! It started mild with Barlow Girl and Superchick and gradually grew into Skillet, Flyleaf and Fireflight. One day, I came across "Breathe Into Me", and "Pieces" by Red, and fell in love! The depth of the lyrics and the difference in the sound between these two songs, coming from the same band was incredible! That was ten years ago. Even with bands such as Thousand Foot Krutch, The Protest, Kutless, Skillet, and We Came as Romans all at my disposal, Red is still my all time favorite!

Although I voted for Red, this band and Skillet are really a tie for the number one spot. What really was the deciding factor between this band and Skillet was the overall work achieved by these bands to date. And after a number of minutes thinking it over, I realized that while "Alien Youth, " "Collide, " "Comatose, " and "Awake" are amazing, the other CD's were just not as good. I still have to listen to "Rise" to know my opinion of that album. The point is, ALL of Red's albums have been outstanding where as Skillet took a little time trying to find their "groove. " However, now they've nailed it!
So like I said earlier; Skillet and Red really are a tie, but seeing as how Skillet is already number one, I'm giving my vote to Red.

Wow. A lot of great reasons. I'll list mine. Red is the only band, and I mean the only band, that I feel like every song was made entirely for me. I can relate to every single song in some way. Most bands just go through the motions and just try to make catchy sounds and rhythms but Red not only does this, they put in much raw emotion from the voice of Michael Barnes, the guitars and bass and drums, and the strings and piano and other orchestra elements that fit in and fuse perfects with them. Each song is carefully and expertly woven to perfection. They bring me ever so close to the Lord, they make me want and desire the things of the Lord. When I hear their songs and sing them, it feels like I'm right next to Him, worshipping Him in total truth and obedience. And only Red does that.

This is my favorite band right here. I love how they relate to the struggles of a Christian living, and life without being melancholic. It points towards the Lord as not only an outlet, but the author of true LIFE. "Pieces" is one of the first songs that comes to mind as I write this comment. It just speaks to how broken we as individuals can be after just living life. Then it points to Christ, and how he can pick up the pieces, and makes us completely whole again. The lyrics aren't the only thing that reflects the mentality of their songs. The actual music portrays the message that the lyrics are saying. Love the musicianship, and how they relate to people in general.

3 Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch is a Canadian Christian rock band formed in 1995. They have released eight albums. They have also released two live albums and three remix albums.

This is my favorite band by far. They are such a great band with AWESOME people! I like Skillet too but they just aren't as rock, they have a lot of slow songs. And I'm sorry but I do not like John's voice. Trevor's is so AWESOME! I love Thousand Foot Krutch so much they are my role models (musically). And if any of you haven't listened to them before I would recommend listening to War Of Change, Phenomenon, Move, Welcome To The Masquerade, Fire It Up and Fly On The Wall.

It was difficult because I like Red, Disciple, Skillet (who are seasoned veterans since the 90's), Pillar...

THAT BEING SAID, my vote went to Thousand Foot Krutch for their versatility, depth of lyrics, incorporation of hip hop into hard rock (needed a new Linkin Park vibe since they've gone too soft), & consistency with the quality of most of their songs. I believe they are from Canada, which hurts my American pride to make them number 1... but it is what it is.

So good! This is the band that, underneath the skin, brought me to Jesus. I was never a believer when listening to this band and once I started listening god truly spoke to me, this band is good for non believers to become believers because they don't just spew gods name, they wean him in, which is how I became Christian because Jesus wasn't forced on me from their lyrics.

Of all the christian bands, I feel their content as far as lyrics is considered is the most consummate one. Trevor is a phenomenal vocalist and there's barely anyone who can align with him. Great band altogether, the music just pours you with energy and inspiration. I am a moderate as far as god is concerned but TFK's faith has never appeared conspicuous or flatulent to me in their songs.

4 Switchfoot Switchfoot is an American alternative rock band from San Diego, California. The band plays as a quintet.

Rare band- maybe the only one- whose every song I could listen to. Studio and live, musically and lyrically, there is zero I've come across to "silence my love" of Switchfoot.

I thought nothing could top U2 live. Switchfoot (and Relient K) in Cleveland blew them out of the water. This in 2017, when they're supposed to be past their prime.

Fading West was decent, but I thought it may have signified the beginning of the end. Then they explode again with Looking for America. Making a grown man cry.

I am 70 years old and just a couple years ago when I was going through some very difficult health problems, and my youngest son gave me a cd of this excellent group...'Switchfoot'. I just love them and all their songs Hit the Spot to least in my mind and heart. The physical stuff is still around, BUT I have more hope and faith and positive outlook on life with their music that met my needs at the time.

Switchfoot is definitely the best! They have amazing music with wonderful, thoughtful lyrics. They should definitely be #1. They make rock music, but unlike Skillet (which I have no idea why they are at the top) who play loud, obnoxious rock that doesn't sound good with a lead singer with a croaky voice, they make beautiful rock. It sounds great. They're also really awesome people.

They are my favourite band and are the soundtrack to my high school life. I do not understand why they are so low in the list. They have amazing lyrics that appeal to both Christians and people of other faiths. There lyrics really make you think. That mixed with their outstanding musicality makes them a band I want to listen to again and again.

5 Relient K

The best of all christian bands, especially from "The Anatomy of the Tongue in Cheek" to "Mmhmm" albums. They have been my favorite band since I first heard them. The order on this list should be:

1. Relient K (Nothing can beat "More Than Useless" and "Be My Escape")
2. Thousand Foot Krutch (The only band that I like almost as much as Relient K. The album "The End is Where we Begin" made me really like this band. )
3. Hawk Nelson (I love there podcasts)
4. FM Static (Another great band from Trevor McNevan)
5. Petra (The band that started it all. )
6. Family Force 5 (Let me see you WOBBLE! )
7. TobyMac (Even after dc Talk he's still great. Acually better. )
8. Dc Talk ("Jesus Freak" is probably the most known christian rock song ever. )
9. Switchfoot (Everyone likes Switchfoot it seems. )
10. Skillet (A great band, but a little overrated)

Hope you all agree!

Relient K is the most clever and intelligent musicians Christian rock has seen. They may not rock as hard as Red or Skillet and may not havethe mainstream play of Switchfoot, but no one writes better music. In my opinion, Matt Theissen is the best song writer I've ever heard. He uses incredible rhyming schemes and original metaphors so you have to actually think about what he's saying to see the beauty of what he does. It's incredible.

Relient K is not only the best christian rock band, Relient K is the best band in the world! The Anatomy of the Tongue in Cheek is the best album ever, every single song in that album is good. Relient K has good rock songs and good softer songs too. Matthew Thiessen is a good singer and he has a good voice. And Relient K always has very good christian messages in their songs.

I have been listening to them for 5 years and they are my favorite band. That being said, they're older stuff is immaculate and has a perfect mix of pop punk riffs and meaningfully yet catchy lyrics, but they're newest stuff sucks. The collapsible Lung is by far they're worst album and to me is a disgrace to they're past genius.

6 Kutless Kutless is a Christian rock band from Portland, Oregon formed in 1999. Since their formation, they have released multiple studio albums and one live album, Live from Portland.

Kutless is one of my favorite bands in Christian music. However, while some of their songs may have a "rock appeal" to them, I don't consider them under the rock category so I can't vote for them here. In all honesty, they were the first Christian music group I ever listened to many years ago. I still think they are one of the best on a consistent basis. They are more contemporary singers than rockers in my opinion.

When I listen to their songs, especially That's What Faith Can Do, I am inspired, and I pay attention to the lyrics, realizing what faith can really do, and what happens when you have faith and you believe in God. This band is really inspiring, and I like listening to their songs over and over, without getting tired of it. I would recommend it to anyone.

First of all skillet? Wow I think in our hearts we all know that kutless is the best! Man there's non Christians who don't know this is a christian band and they love it! The name is awesome dude they've been to my church once they are way better then nobodies like skillet and all those other crap bands. Kutless for life!

There are not many of their songs that I can say that I don't like (maybe some of their real early releases). Great contemporary and rock songs! Personally my favorite. My next two favorites would be Switch foot and Pillar (I'm really surprised that Pillar is not in the top 10 on here. I also like some of TFK's (Thousand Foot Krutch) and Red's music.

7 Disciple

Greatest Christian band heck any band of all time. Their new album horseshoes and Hand grenades is one of the greatest pieces of work. Are they lacking in their live performances? No not even close they are BETTER live than they are on the CD. All of their live performances on YouTube were given a 100. Lead by Kevin Young at the mic they truly seem like a genuine group of guys that are worshiping god through their music. You would be foolish to not put them in your top Christian bands and even more foolish to not give their music a chance. Go out and buy Horseshoes and Hand Grenades today.

Disciple is the very best Christian rock band in this era of the last 15 years whom are still active. In my opinion, no Christian rock albums have such a strong and powerful message for the Lord Jesus Christ, as well as great rock music as compared to Disciple's "The Scars Remain" and "O God Save Us Now." Disciple is my most favorite Christian rock band among active Christian bands. They consistently make great music that lifts up praise to God, and encourages Christians to walk and witness for the Lord.

So many of their songs have helped me see God in times of struggle. "Scars remain "has been my song for a while reminding me that I am not going through life alone but Jesus is right by my side feeling the same pain I do. "Battle lines" have helped me keep fighting against satin when I just don't want to fight anymore."dear ex" is a song that helps me relize my old self has no power over me and does not own me anymore. "Erase" has been a song I go to when I fall on my face and feel unworthy to be called a Christian. And it helps me see that nomatter how much I mess up God still loves me. "Draw the line" has been the song that God keeps on using to get me back on the right track.there are so many more. if it weren't for God using disciple in my life I don't know what kind of person I would be today

I grew up listening to bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. This is one of the only Christian rock bands close to this type of music. Basically, Power Metal would be the category I would call it. I hope they still have the fight to keep going on since the Power Metal scene is slowly drifting away! The only thing lacking is power guitar solos. They have some but not very many. Still Disciple rocksm/m/!

8 Anberlin Anberlin was an American rock band formed in Winter Haven, Florida in 1998. Since the beginning of 2007, the band consisted of lead vocalist Stephen Christian, guitarists Joseph Milligan and Christian McAlhaney, bassist Deon Rexroat, and drummer Nathan Young.

They've got good instrumentals in every song, whether it's a solo or not. You can tell they know their instruments very well. The songs were deeply written, inspiring and rocking. The vocalist's voice is unlike any other and can easily be identified as an Anberlin song. They are in my Top 4, Skillet, Red, Thousand Foot Krutch, and then Anberlin. For me, their best work is Feel Good Drag. Just listen to this song then you be the judge.

One of the most underrated bands. Simply one of the best. They are in touch with their fans from some of the footage I have seen on youtube. Powerful and driving their music artistry delivers clear positive messages to all ages. If you haven't heard Anberlin's music. Make a point to hear them today. You won't be disappointed!

I have followed thir music from beginning to the end. They are a great band their lyrics especially from their earlier albums will really move and tug at you emotions. Awesome band 5 stars!

Curently my second favorite band in the world. Their music has so much depth and meaning to it, not to mention the quality of their musicianship. Stephen Christian is one of the greatest musical geniouses who ever lived!

9 Disciple Thirteen

Disciple Thirteen Christian Rock Group really touched a lot of people with their music at Spirit Celebration Fest. I hope to see them on a Rock and Worship Tour someday. They have a great Live show, or any Christian Rock tour that comes to our area I would like to hear them next to bands like Switchfoot or Mercy Me they would fit with any modern chritan Rock genre.

Singer/songwriter Robert Orndoff of Disciple Thirteen draws on his experience and past life stories as he put real emotions in his songs. All of the songs he writes are based on how God has intervened in his life and brought joys through His love! Disciple Thirteen is sure to be the next Top-Ten Christian Rock Band in the USA!

The songs 'One Day at a time', "Lord Find me' and The Face of God really have great messages in the music and lyrics, Most of their music is influenced by Celebrate Recovery and Twelve steps programs. They found a way to make it Rock and show Victory.

This band Rocks, But the best part is it soulful message about recovering from life's hurts and mistakes. They give me the feeling they been there and done that! Lots of sincerity. But a kick in the pants to listen to, I guarantee you will be on your feet!

10 Family Force 5 FF5 (formerly known as Family Force 5, The Phamily, Ground Noise and The Brothers) is an American Christian rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. The band was formed in 2005 by brothers Solomon "Soul Glow Activatur", Joshua "Fatty", and Jacob "Crouton" Olds along with their two friends, Nathan Currin "Nadaddy" and Brad Allen "20 Cent" later replaced by Derek Mount "Chapstique". The group has released five studio albums, nine EPs, and two remix albums. They are often noted for their raucous, party-centric personae and eclectic mix of genres, ranging from rap metal to dance-pop.

YEAH! I like U2 and all (They are my favorite), but they deserve to be on different lists. In the mean time, FF5 are full out Christian rock and one of the most fun (and weirdest groups ever). I LOVE THEM! Wobble is an amazing dance song, Chainsaw is hilarious, and Radiator is an epic rocker. Plus, Solomon Olds is epic! Vote FF5!

I don't understand why my favorite band ever is not on the list. These guys are all about having a party for Jesus. They make listening to Christian music actually fun. How can you possibly not resist the power of Love Addict?

These guys are my favorite band in the world and the only reason why I ever gave Christian rock a chance. They're so much fun that even my atheist friends enjoy them, and have the most amazing concerts of any band I know.

Hillsong, Casting Crowns, and MercyMe are not rock. Creed is not Christian. This should be at the top, even though not all their stuff is completely rock, they rock every style they do so they win.

The Contenders
11 Newsboys

The Newsboys - and I'm talking about the John James/Peter Furler + Steve Taylor group, not the new-fangled "Taitboys" - seriously is one of, if not the greatest Christian rock band of all time. They have their classic, already untouchable hits like "Shine" and "Breakfast", but I'm constantly amazed at the quality of their deep cuts. From "Going Public" all the way to "In the Hands of God", the Newsboys haven't released a single bad album, and ultimately have had a huge impact on the progression of Christian music into the 90's and beyond.

I absolutely love the Newsboys. Their songs are fun to listen to, but filled with the truth that comes from the Gospel. God's not Dead is my favorite all time song and movie. I am a long time fan, so their original "Breakfast" was fun to sing when my daughter was 6 or 7. Her first concert she ever attended was a Newsboys, when she was 8. God bless you!

Might be a generation thing, but between Newsboys and Delirious, the only question would be which of these two are number one and two. The rest all pale in comparison to the best Praise band and the best Contemporary band of all time. Those of you who were at the 90's Acquire The Fire's can attest to this.

I first saw the Newsboys open up for Petra back in 1992. They were so full of energy. I still love them with Michael Tait, but I like him better in DC Talk.

12 Stryper Stryper is an American Christian metal band from Orange County, California. The group's lineup consists of Michael Sweet, Oz Fox, Perry Richardson, and Robert Sweet.

Stryper got started in the early 1980s and produced some awesome albums like "To Hell with the Devil" and one of their most recent songs "Yahweh" is very uplifting. This band should be in the top 5 as well.

While I am not pleased with Stryper's recent release, hands down this is the #1 Christian band of all time, bar none. To deny Stryper this honor is to ignore what it took for Christian Rock to be accepted. After all, how many Christian Rock Bands these days have to deal with both the secular world, and the Churches picketing their concerts.

While it is not an excuse, it is hard to be overly critical of Stryper when the churches shut their doors to them, and the Christian bookstores refused to carry them.

No, there is none greater than Stryper in quality, and the road they had to travel.

There is zero doubt that A) Stryper is a Christian band (look at their later lyrics? I have - check out their latest release - Murder By Pride... If you don't think this is Christian, you can't read).. And B) Stryper is the ONLY band that should be tops in this list.. They did it on the world stage first, they opened the door for the rest of these acts, and are still out their today touring the world 20-25 years after their "hey day".

Nothing against the other bands, just like these guys better and I do not agree that the glory got to their heads. They just ran into the 90's when the music industry changed. If you follow Michael and they other guys, they are about as upfront about their Faith as possible. They are not perfect, but they are one of the easiest bands to get into contact with personally

13 Flyleaf Flyleaf is an American rock band formed in Bell County, Texas, in 2002. The band has charted on mainstream rock, Christian pop and Christian metal genres.

I'm surprised Flyleaf isn't at least in the top ten. Lacey Sturm is an amazing singer and this band has many good songs. Unfortunately they broke up a while ago, but their music was definitely unique and inspiring.

It is so incredibly stupid that these bands are above Flyleaf. Most of these bands are so generic and write the same bland songs about the same bland thing with the same bland beats and the same bland words. Flyleaf is the only artist in this list in the top twenty that even deserves any recognition.

Flyleaf is the ultimate Christian band!
Her voice is the most purest voice. Her songs is really down to earth and she doesn't hide anything. She and her songs are super humble.
With no doubt when I'm going through things at home and need music I listen to her.

Lyrics are full of emotion and tell a beautiful story every step and turn. Lacey's vocals are powerful and full of a thick passion.
Some great Flyleaf songs for those who haven't heard of them yet: "I'm So Sick", "All Around Me", "Amy Says", "Fire Fire", "How He Loves (Live)", "Again", and "Fully Alive"

14 Demon Hunter Demon Hunter is an American Christian metal band from Seattle, Washington, started in 2000 by brothers Don Clark and Ryan Clark. Although the brothers created the band together, only Ryan remains, since Don left the band to take care of his family.

This is a phenomenal band. They create a tapestry of sound that includes harmonies and melodies with both vocals and instrumentation. Their music includes many layers of sound. The instrumentation is fantastic. They are incredibly skilled musicians and their music runs the range from heavy, intricate and fast to deeply melodic and thoughtful. In my opinion this is a highly unconventional band that does their own thing for God, without being pigeonholed into genres.

Demon Hunter is my absolute Favourite band. I have been a fan since 2009 and am still continuing to adore their work. Their work is beautiful, and is an excellent tribute to God, and to Christian music as a whole. Not all Christian music needs to be "church" music (not that there is anything wrong with contemporary music). Demon hunter is an awesome band that anybody could learn to love.

How is POD higher than this? They dropped an F bomb while singing about God. Not cool. This band is great! They can make both great heavy songs (The Negative) and great ballads (Deteriorate). Skillet is great, but not deserving of the #1 spot, and nowhere near as heavy as these guys. The only other bands aside from this one deserving of the #1 spot are Red, Nine Lashes and Ashes Remain.

Really demon hunter number 19? Come on people! How did disciple get above demon hunter anyway? Disciple has the cheesiest lyrics ever! Demon hunters a real band with amazing lyrics that blow me away every time I listen to their songs. Demon hunter should at least be in the top 10.

15 P.O.D. Payable on Death, also known as P.O.D., is a Christian nu metal band formed in 1992 and based in San Diego, California.

Without P.O.D., you wouldn't have heard of barely any other band on this list. Aside from that, there is this little album called Satellite that is the best Christian Rock album of all time in my opinion and in HM magazine's it's number 2. POD not only had more number 1 hits on MTV then any other Christian Artist, they had the most #1 songs on MTV of any rock band, Christian OR secular! Set it off!

I mean come can you even compare any other christian band to the success of POD? If you are looking for who has the largest following, most mainstream songs, money revenue not one band on this list could compete. Not my favorite christian band but by far the most successful hands down.

How is this band not rated higher?!? P.O.D. rocks! THey should at least have the #4 spot on this list. This band is so much better than pillar and august burns red (although august burns red rocks also)

This is one of my favorite bands. I don't care who's top as long as they are on here. A LOT of these bands rock plus I'm glad they love God as much as we do.

16 Project 86

Very few bands have a front man as inspired as Andrew Schwab, period. Secular or Christian. Their energy is crazy. I've been revisiting their first three albums for almost 20 years now and am still finding something new to grab onto with each listen. Inspired and inspiring, that's what Project 86 is and has been for almost as long as I've been listening to and caring about music. If you listened to some Project album years ago and decided it wasn't for you, come on back and check out another album...the odds are pretty good that at least one of them is what you're looking for if what you're looking for is quality hard rock music.

They're the simply the best, hands down. You can't beat the way they push themselves sonically on each new record (while still retaining their signature sound) combined with frontman Andrew Schwab's deep, thought-provoking songwriting. They've kept their sound so fresh from album to album that you can listen through their entire discography back to back and never grow bored via repetition, which is an incredible accomplishment.

Amazing band. Andrew Schwab and company have been rocking the Christian music industry for 15+ years now and have managed to keep their music relevant for their audience. P86 has created their own style and have stuck with it through their whole career. Music has changed my life and the lives of many others. May God bless Project 86 and may they continue making great music that changes lives.

P86 is one of the most underrated bands of the last 30 years. For my money, they're definitely the best hard rock band made up of Christians of all time.

17 Decyfer Down Decyfer Down is a Christian rock band formed in 1999 and based in Morehead City, North Carolina. Until 2002 – the year that Christopher Clonts joined the band – they went by the moniker Allysonhymn (pronounced All-eyes-on-Him). Decyfer Down is well known in Christian music, but the band is also more.

These guys are the real deal and have such amazing talent in the band. I am in hopes that more people listen to them.

Decyfer Down is the hard-rock heart changing sensation of North Carolina. They rock!

Casting crowns is not rock! Either is Mercy Me! Dycyfer Down should be way up in the top ten! They are awesome!

Great music. Hard rock band to the core. Highly recommend giving them a listen.

18 Third Day

Third Day music is their own taste of Southern Rock. I saw this band perform many times and they always rocked the house. This band deserves a higher rating as well.

Third Day doesn't even get 1 percent of the votes? That's completely wrong! Listen to Agnus Dei, Surrender, Make Your Move, and the Live Wire version of Blackbird and you'll agree that they rock. They're the perfect blend of rock, southern rock, pop, worship, guitar solos and good old Georgia goodness.

By far the best Rock band as far as being able to play their songs as good live as in in the studio. I heard God of Wonders in a hockey stadium that sounded even better than the studio version if that is possible while other good studio Christian bands sounded really bad.

I agree, 3rd Day belong in the Top5! They may not be a typical "rock" band but definitely the best "Country-Rock" band! They have stood the test of time & they have proved to be a band with great integrity! I've seen them live (twice - in the USA & SA) & they rock!

19 Fireflight

I think fireflighs music rocks and the message is always about hope and trusting GOD. Their music has helped me through struggles and its that been there done that approach that I connect with and I prefer their older music but they are my favorite no DOUBT! Thanks kyle.

I Agree, Fireflight deserved to be on top 3 or 2. If we would compare skillet and fireflight, they had different styles on making their songs and music, but to determine the best among the two, fireflight is way better than skillet.

They've got amazing songs with deep meanings and awesome music. It's hard to find a band with this combination, most just have one of them. I love their son "recovery begins", it's so deep and the music is just great.

They're music is awesome. I love the fact that not all their songs have to be God related. I'm a Christian myself, but anyone can listen to this group. And their lead singer has an amazing voice.

20 Pillar

In my opinion these guys should be top 5 along with P.O.D. The problem is not too many people have heard them. "Frontline" was the first song I heard by his band and I've been hooked ever since. Rob beckley is a great singer and Noah Henson, although not a super flashy guitarist, is relatively underrated. I have so much respect for these guys and what they do. Truly a great band

Pillar has been a leading frontrunner in Christian music for 12 years. There best two albums Fireproof and WDWGFH beat out many albums from many bands ahead of them. Pillar is set to release a new album in 2013, and it is going to be sick! Pillar is at least in the top ten and anybody who says differently is just plain terrible in choosing good music

I really like Pillar and I really think they should be much higher than number 20. Like why are they only at #20 they should be a little higher. When I first heard "Frontline" I totally fell in love! And then I heard "Bring Me Down" and "Whatever It Takes" and I really liked them.

I really LOVE Pillar! "Secrets and regrets" is my favourite song, I'm listening to it everyday when I go to university... I wish Pillar was an Italian group, Italy hasn't got good rock groups (and christian bands! )

21 Nine Lashes

Why is Nine Lashes not in the top 10? Nine lashes deserves to be in the top 10! They have some of the greatest Christian rock songs I have every heard. The first song I heard by them was "Anthem of the Lonely" and I fell in love! Then I heard their song "Never Back Down" and "Get Back" and I thought these have got to be probably my favorite Christian rock songs! I really don't know what order of my top 10 favorite Christian rock bands would be but I'll just have to list some of my favorites:

Skillet 10/10

Nine Lashes 10/10

Red 9/10

Thousand Foot Crutch9/10

We As Human 8/10

Newsboys 9/10

Ashes Remain 8/10

I am OBSESSED with Anthem of the Lonely. such an epic song (loved it even more when I found out that one of the producers was Trevor McNevan, the lead singer from TFK!)

This band is Awesome! They have become one of my all time favorite band. With a great lead singer as well as great quality music and lyrics.

Give them a listen!

Really amazing,
Specially write it down as well as afterglow.
It really reminds of something, or someone existing up in the sky up in high.

22 Before Their Eyes
23 House of Heroes

Top 5 bands at least! The album Colors is one of the best and its story is thought provoking. I'd put this band above skillet and Red. Demon Hunter may give them a run for their money though

Awesome. This band has great melodies, and really catchy lyrics. Journey into space and code name raven are some of the best songs out there!

Absolutely amazing, not just one of the best "Christian" rock bands but rock bands period.. The fact that they aren't in the top ten is a disgrace..

This band provides phenomenal music, challenging listeners to consider their worldview without being too "religious. "

24 Ashes Remain

Obviously most of those voting has never heard this band, they should be looking at the list and listening to all of them, and then vote. A band that has a lead guitarist on a Hendrix level would almost always be at the top of any charting in the music world! A rocking, clearly Christian lyrics that even us older guys can still hear and understand! TGBTG

These guys have a passion about their music and most of all about their ministry sharing the Word of God with the world. Their music is inspiring and moving, with seriously heavy tunes and gutiar licks. Awesome band, May the Lord God bless them and all their efforts as long as they follow His will.

Such an awesome band! Listen to the their album called "What I've Become". The song song "Right Here", "On My Own", and "Unbroken", amazing songs. The lead singer has a very distinct voice, a mix between Daughtry and Hinder if you'll ask me. But his Christian!

Love these guys so much. They helped me through a horrible period of my life and if it weren't for them I'd probably be dead. Love the faith and emotion that they put into their music.

25 We As Human

Sadly, they aren't super special, but they could be. Their guitars aren't amazing, but have so much more potential than anything skillet has ever done (using them as comparison because they are number 1). Their vocalist is like John coopers old days, well, just a plain powerful, raspy voice. The drums are nothing special, Jen ledger beats this guy out. She plays almost as well and sings at the same time. He could be more creative. The bassist, well, he doesn't do very much. I would love it if he got more creative. Not many Christian rock bands have creative bassists, or very creative anything for that matter...

My tip to we as human is to be more creative with all of your instruments, and to speak out the Christian message even more. Don't try to go secular with songs like "strike back", make songs like the first version of "I stand" and "burning satillites". Please. Guitarists, don't just use the same scales and shred on them like every other rock band. Don't just sing ...more

Even though skillet definitely has my top spot, we as human are by far better than any of the popular bands at the moment. They have this unique sound and aren't afraid to express who they are and their album is just amazing and I can never get enough if it. These guys and skillet should be way more famous even if they do it for the music and the fans instead of the fame.

The order, is:

We As Human
Thousand Foot Krutch
12 Stones

We As Human outs everything they have into every song they write. Here is where I would normally share they're best song for you to check out, but I can't. Every song they have written is perfect.

We As Human just came out 2013 with help from Skillet. They are truly an amazing hard rock band with brilliant lyrics and really strong music. Red has always been my favorite, but this band is amazing and I am hoping will make more material and grow in popularity.

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