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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. (100 items)


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    To Hell With the Devil, Soldiers Under Command, Against the Law

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    The World Is a Thorn, The Triptych, Storm the Gates of Hell

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    Scars Remain, Horseshoes & Handgrenades, By God

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    Atomic Arena, State of Control, Rock for the King

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    Brown, Testify, P.O.D.

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    Release the Panic, End of Silence, Innocence & Instinct

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    Unveiled, Hammer & Nail, Triumphant Return

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    Show No Mercy, Snakes in the Playground, Oddities

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    Mirror of Souls, Theocracy, As the World Bleeds

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    As Above - So Below, Deliverance, What a Joke

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    Encore, Promise Man, Holy Soldier

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    Bloodgood / Detonation, Rock in a Hard Place / Out of the Darkness, All ...

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    Master's Command, Obsessions, Wicked Generation

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    Psycho Surgery, Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance, Crawl to China

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    Strong Tower, Hearts of the Innocent, Kutless

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    Break the Curse, Hammer of God, Scrolls of the Megilloth

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    In The Battle, Time's End, Too Late For Living

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    Awakening, Course of a Generation, Enter the Gate

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    VxV, Captors, We Are the Ones

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    Only One Bio at www.paradigmrocks.com

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    Where Do We Go from Here, For the Love of the Game, Original Superman

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    Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child, Redeemer, The Anti Mother

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    Terminate Damnation, The Physics of Fire, Dichotomy

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    An Ocean Between Us, The Powerless Rise, Beneath the Encasing of Ashes

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    Rage of Angels

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    Burial, Extol, Undeceived

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    Dancing on the Head of the Serpent, Prophet, Volüm Fyra

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    Civil Rites, Ampendectomy, Rainbow's End

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    Lament for the Weary, The Torment, The Dust of Years

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    Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord, Patterns of the Horizon, Plagues

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    Human Sacrifice, Once Dead, Destruction Comes

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    Black Rose Dying, Blessthefall EP, His Last Walk

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    Learning to Breathe, Oh! Gravity., New Way to Be Human

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    The Fiancée, One Wing, Wars and Rumors of Wars

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    Master of the Metal, Rock the Flock

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    Dimensions, Extraction From Mortality, Sanity Obscure

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    Unbreakable, The Healing of Harms, Glam-Rok

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    Creation | Destruction

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    The Serpent, Of Love and Lunacy, If Love Was Born to Die

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    Scandinavian Metal Praise

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    Into a New Dimension, Hero, Glory Thy Name

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    Legend III:I, Rarities / Revelations, Saviour Machine I

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