Top Subgenres of Christian Metal

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Although some people think Christian metal is different from the other metal (specially atheist or satanic metal), the only thing that makes a band a Christian metal band, is the lyrics or the beliefs of the members. Christian metal is in all the subgenres, from glam metal (like Stryper) to black metal (like Antestor). Christian metal doesn't change only for being Christian, some people ever compare Christian metal bands with secular or anti-Christian metal bands by their style of playing metal.

The Top Ten

1 Metalcore

This is the most famous genre in Christian metal, with many bands which play it: As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada, August Burns Red, The Chariot, Norma Jean, Haste the Day, Disciple, Demon Hunter, Underoath... - rock2metal

Stay away, the great August Burns Red is going by the road of metalcore.

2 Alternative metal Alternative metal Alternative metal is a music genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres not normally associated with metal.

P. O. D. , Seventh Day Slumber, Thousand Foot Krutch - rock2metal

Breaking benjamin and P.O.D... Fr sure

What is metalcore doing up there. Alternative metal shound be number one in this list.

3 Thrash metal Thrash metal Thrash metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its fast tempo and overall aggression. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work.The genre evolved in the early 1980s from combining the fast drum beats ...read more.

there are many Christian bands of thrash, the best being Tourniquet. This is my favorite metal subgenre, and I like many bands. Most notable Christian thrash bands are: Deliverance, Believer, Vengeance Rising and Tourniquet. - rock2metal

4 Death metal

Wow... This was close between Death Metal and Power Metal. There's so much more death metal but no one knows about the really good bands. Bands like A thousand times repent, Woe of tyrants, miseration, mortal treason, and so on, but I love theocracy and harmony so much. - thedying12

the best band here is Living Sacrifice, although they have changed their genre (in their debut album, they were thrash, in the next to albums they were death metal, next changed to metalcore). Other great bands are Mortification, Crimson Thorn, Extol and Opprobium. - rock2metal

5 Power metal

bands like Narnia, Theocracy, Divinefire, Harmony and Jacobs Dream - rock2metal

6 Glam metal

the best Christian metal band is here, Stryper - rock2metal

7 Unblack metal

although black metal is known for being satanic, unblack metal bands make black metal with Christian message. Famous black metal bands are Antestor, Extol and Horde. - rock2metal

this one is my vote. Actually, I really don't like black metal. It sucks!

8 Progessive metal

in Christian metal, many power metal bands play prog metal too - rock2metal

9 Deathcore
10 Industrial metal

Mortal is cited as one of the first Christian bands that represented the style. Mortal was not the first Christian band that played industrial metal, but they had a notable role in that they opened ways for 1990s industrial metal bands, both Christian and secular. - rock2metal

The Contenders

11 Gothic metal
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