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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    Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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    Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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    Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

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    Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal

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    Heavy metal, Christian rock, Christian metal

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    Heavy metal, Christian metal, Hard rock

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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Heavy metal

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    Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Christian Metal

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    Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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    Thrash metal, Shock rock, Heavy metal

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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal

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    Christian hardcore, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

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    Glam metal, Christian metal, Hard rock

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    Metalcore, Alternative rock, Screamo

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    Heavy metal, Traditional heavy metal, Christian metal

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    Thrash metal, Groove metal, Power metal

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    Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rapcore

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    Heavy metal, Christian metal

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    Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock, Christian metal

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    Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Deathcore, Christian hardcore, Black metal

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    Doom metal, Thrash metal, Death metal

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    Blues-rock, New Wave, Rock music

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    Progressive metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal

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    Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music

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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

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    Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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    Christian rock, Christian metal

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    Deathcore, Goregrind, Brutal death metal

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    Post-metal, Christian hardcore, Mathcore

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    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

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    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,

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    Thrash metal, Metal, Christian hardcore

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    Thrash metal, Death metal, Christian metal

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    Post-metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Heavy metal

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    Christian hardcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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    Metalcore, Post-hardcore

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    Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Christian hardcore, Emo, Metalcore

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    Doom metal, Black metal, Dark metal

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    HB is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands

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    Power metal, Symphonic metal, Christian metal

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    Heavy metal

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    Sleeping Giant is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Christian Metal Bands

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    Metalcore, Christian metal

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    Mathcore, Experimental rock, Grunge

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