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The Best Christian Metal Bands

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

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    Street Corner Queen, Deathbed Poetry - Hope Against Hope, Here to Stay

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    When the World Falls Down, Book of Secrets, Heathen Machine

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    Creation | Destruction

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    Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, III, The Day Hell Broke Loose at Sicard ...

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    The Defeat of Satan, Martyrium, The Forsaken

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    Temptation Come My Way, A Chorus of Obliteration, Back Breaker

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    Hellig Usvart, Alive in Oslo

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    Eternals, Southgate, Between the Worlds

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    Dissection, Purification, Unearthed

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    The Quintessential One Bad Pig, Volume 1, Live at Cornerstone 2000

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    The King Is Coming, Unbreakable, The Urgency

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    Unholy Anger, Death Sentence

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    Kingdom Days in an Evil Age, Dread Champions of the Last Days, Sons of ...

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    The Hurt The Divine The Light, Breathe In Life BETRAYING THE MARTYRS is a 6 piece Metal/Hardcore band from Paris, France with a new and refreshing attitude to modern metal that is certain to take the music scene by storm. The original line up,

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    Immersed, When Breath Escapes, Wolves in Sheep's Clothing

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    Under the Northern Sky, Wintereich, Ice Upon the Night

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    The Heart of War, The Strangest Day, Jonah33

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    Manic Frustration, Psalm 9, Run to the Light

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    Reason for Motion, Epic, Reset & Rewind

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    The Calling, Focus

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    The Last Word Is Yours to Speak, Thegodmachine, The Bridge Between

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    I, Lucifer, Saints

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    Resistance, The Harvest, Broken Pledge

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    Myself < Letting Go, Find Your Worth, Come Home

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    Sunrise Over a Sea of Blood, A Call to the Martyrs

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    This Is My Heart, Life, Scars

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    Sojourner, Moths and Rust

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    O Tempo, Humanos, Acústico

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    The Life I Know, ...I Believe in Humility, A Dialogue

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    Prepare for the Judgement of Mankind

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    Trance, Virgin Black, Elegant... and Dying

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    More than Cocourers, Holy Nation, Shining Force

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    Misguided, Suspension of Disbelief

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    Fountain of Tears, Fountain of Tears, Fate

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    Failure On, The Running, ...And So It Goes

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    Schattenspiel, Maschine, Zelluloid

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    The First Breath 2011 and Until The End 2013

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    Ora et labora, Vjetar S Dinare, Bilo jednom u Hrvatskoj

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    Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2, Walls of Jericho

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