bands/musicians The Best Christian Metal Bands

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If you're a fan of Christian metal, you know that what separates Christian metal bands from traditional heavy metal is that they appreciate the good book and the Lord's word. More upbeat and positive than their metal counterparts, Christian metal bands still play heavy metal, but their take on it is what makes them unique. There are separate subgenres of Christian metal, just like secular metal, and the only link between these Christian metal bands are their words. Emerging in the 1970s as a form of evangelism to counteract doom metal, Christian metal has grown over the years and is one of the more popular genres of Christian music.

So, what are the best Christian metal bands? Any list of Christian metal bands has to have the likes of P.O.D., Resurrection Band, Petra, Demon Hunter, Jerusalem, Mortification and Underoath. These are widely regarded as some of the top Christian metal bands and with good reason. Their songs resonate with a large number of fans and these Christian metal bands frequently sell out shows across the world.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best Christian metal bands. If you notice that a band is missing from this list, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best christian metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest christian metal musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular christian metal bands that you might've heard of. (103 items)

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Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Demon Hunter Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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Stryper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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Red is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Red Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

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Disciple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Disciple Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal

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Barren Cross is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Barren Cross Heavy metal, Christian rock, Christian metal

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Whitecross is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Whitecross Heavy metal, Christian metal, Hard rock

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Theocracy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Theocracy Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Deliverance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Deliverance Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Heavy metal

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Bride is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Bride Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

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P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
P.O.D. Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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Bloodgood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Bloodgood Thrash metal, Shock rock, Heavy metal

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Living Sacriifice Christian Metal

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Tourniquet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Tourniquet Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal

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War of Ages is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
War of Ages Christian hardcore, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

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Holy Soldier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Holy Soldier Glam metal, Christian metal, Hard rock

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Wolves at the Gate is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Wolves at the Gate Metalcore, Alternative rock, Screamo

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Sacred Warrior is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Sacred Warrior Heavy metal, Traditional heavy metal, Christian metal

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Mortification is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Mortification Thrash metal, Groove metal, Power metal

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Pillar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Pillar Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rapcore

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Narnia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Narnia Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Saint is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Saint Heavy metal, Christian metal

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Guardian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Guardian Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock, Christian metal

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Underoath is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Underoath Deathcore, Christian hardcore, Black metal

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Fit for a King is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands

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Seventh Angel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Seventh Angel Doom metal, Thrash metal, Death metal

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Becoming the Archetype is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Becoming the Archetype Progressive metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal

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Extol is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Extol Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

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Resurrection Band is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Resurrection Band Blues-rock, New Wave, Rock music

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Kutless is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Kutless Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music

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Impending Doom is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Impending Doom Deathcore, Goregrind, Brutal death metal

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Rage of Angels is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands

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Decyfer Down is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Decyfer Down Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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Jerusalem is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Jerusalem Christian rock, Christian metal

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Norma Jean is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Norma Jean Post-metal, Christian hardcore, Mathcore

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Switchfoot is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Switchfoot Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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PAR~A~DIGM is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
PAR~A~DIGM Christian Contemporary, Pop, Alternative Rock - Their incredible upbeat attitude and positive energy combine to make them one of the most sought after performers today, each member of the band contributes their influences into the music they write, this creates a range of songs in ...

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As I Lay Dying is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
As I Lay Dying Thrash metal, Metal, Christian hardcore

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Fireflight is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Fireflight Post-metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

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Vengeance Rising is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Vengeance Rising Thrash metal, Death metal, Christian metal

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Believer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Believer Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Heavy metal

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The Devil Wears Prada is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
The Devil Wears Prada Christian hardcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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Still Remains is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Still Remains Metalcore, Post-hardcore

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Antestor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Antestor Doom metal, Black metal, Dark metal

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Divinefire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Divinefire Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Blessthefall is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Blessthefall Christian hardcore, Emo, Metalcore

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Horde is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Horde Heavy metal

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Sleeping Giant is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
Sleeping Giant Metalcore, Christian metal

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The Showdown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
The Showdown Thrash metal, Deathcore, Christian hardcore

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The Chariot is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands
The Chariot Mathcore, Experimental rock, Grunge