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Unlike other hardcore bands, Christian hardcore bands focus on the spreading the message of - you guessed it - Christianity through hardcore punk. Christian hardcore has grown in popularity since it first emerged in the late 1980s and 1990s. The beauty of the Christian hardcore movement is that the message - while focused on religion - also focuses on an uplifting lyrical matter, and use Christian imagery as well. These bands have rabid fanbases who aren't afraid to go nuts at their live shows, just like at non-religious hardcore punk shows. Unlike other Christian rock bands, Christian hardcore bands don't wear their religion on their sleeve since they don't want to abandon fans primarily due to their religious beliefs.

So, what are the best Christian hardcore bands. A subgenre of Christian punk, the best Christian hardcore bands may not be household names, but the power of their songs speaks to many in the hardcore community. That's why you'll see the likes of Underoath, The Devil Wears Prada, Extol, Zao, As I Lay Dying and Dead Poetic on the list of Christian hardcore bands. 

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best Christian hardcore bands. If you notice a band isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best Christian hardcore bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Christian hardcore 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 hardcore bands that you might've heard of. (82 items)
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For Today is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
mybabyfirebird added For Today Deathcore, Metalcore, Christian metal

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Underoath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Underoath Deathcore, Christian hardcore, Black metal

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Norma Jean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Norma Jean Post-metal, Christian hardcore, Mathcore

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The Devil Wears Prada is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
The Devil Wears Prada Christian hardcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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Oh, Sleeper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Oh, Sleeper Christian hardcore, Mathcore, Metalcore

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Haste The Day is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Haste The Day Christian hardcore, Mathcore, Metalcore

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Impending Doom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Impending Doom Deathcore, Goregrind, Brutal death metal

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No Innocent Victim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
No Innocent Victim Christian hardcore, Metalcore, Punk rock

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Zao is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Zao Experimental rock, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore

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War of Ages is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
War of Ages Christian hardcore, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

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Gideon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
liberatedbygrace added Gideon

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Memphis May Fire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
JacobHuneycutt added Memphis May Fire Metalcore, Post-hardcore, Southern rock

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Fit for a King is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Los Reales F&P added Fit for a King

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Sleeping Giant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
thetoddwearsprada added Sleeping Giant Metalcore, Christian metal

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Project 86 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Project 86 Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Christian rock

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Haven Yates added Proclaimer Hardcore, Metal, Christian

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xDeathstarx is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Metalworker14 added xDeathstarx Metalcore, Heavy metal, Christian rock

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As Cities Burn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
As Cities Burn Christian hardcore, Metalcore, Christian rock

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Blessthefall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Blessthefall Christian hardcore, Emo, Metalcore

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Skillet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
dunhamgiants1997 added Skillet Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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Disciple is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Disciple Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal

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In the Midst of Lions is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
liberatedbygrace added In the Midst of Lions Deathcore, Christian metal

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Red is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Red Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

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Pillar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Pillar Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rapcore

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We Came as Romans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
JacobHuneycutt added We Came as Romans Experimental rock, Metalcore, Symphonic metal

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XDISCIPLEx A.D. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
XDISCIPLEx A.D. Christian hardcore, Metalcore, Christian metal

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RichardCrawford added Thousand Foot Krutch Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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Life In Your Way is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Life In Your Way Christian hardcore, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore

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A Plea For Purging is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
liberatedbygrace added A Plea For Purging Deathcore, Metalcore, Christian metal

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Wolves at the Gate is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Nyew Ortiz added Wolves at the Gate Metalcore, Alternative rock, Screamo

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Dead Poetic is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Dead Poetic Christian hardcore, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Becoming the Archetype is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
liberatedbygrace added Becoming the Archetype Progressive metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal

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Dogwood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Dogwood Christian punk, Christian hardcore, Skate punk

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Saving Grace is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Metalworker14 added Saving Grace

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Inhale Exhale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Inhale Exhale Christian hardcore, Rock music, Mathcore

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The Crucified is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
MattSchwarck added The Crucified Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Heavy metal

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Blindside is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Blindside Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rock music

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Haven Yates added The Great Commission Christian Hardcore

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Maylene and the Sons of Disast... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rock music

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Living Sacrifice is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Metalworker14 added Living Sacrifice Thrash metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal

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Extol is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Extol Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

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Spoken is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Spoken Christian hardcore, Christian alternative rock, Emo

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Mortal Treason is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Mortal Treason Deathcore, Christian hardcore, Metalcore

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Aaron Gillespie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Aaron Gillespie Pop punk, Christian music, Emo

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With Blood Comes Cleansing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
With Blood Comes Cleansing Thrash metal, Deathcore, Christian hardcore

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Haven Yates added Vineyard Christian Hardcore, HXC

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Haven Yates added Eternal Covenant

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Confide is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Haven Yates added Confide Deathcore, Metalcore, Post-hardcore

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As I Lay Dying is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
As I Lay Dying Thrash metal, Metal, Christian hardcore

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The Blamed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
The Blamed Christian hardcore, Grunge, Christian rock