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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. (81 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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155 59
Underoath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Underoath Deathcore, Christian hardcore, Black metal

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102 39
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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77 26
Impending Doom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Impending Doom Deathcore, Goregrind, Brutal death metal

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115 52
The Devil Wears Prada is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
The Devil Wears Prada Christian hardcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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94 40
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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81 32
Oh, Sleeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Oh, Sleeper Christian hardcore, Mathcore, Metalcore

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67 23
War of Ages is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
War of Ages Christian hardcore, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

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72 28
No Innocent Victim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
No Innocent Victim Christian hardcore, Metalcore, Punk rock

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69 29
Memphis May Fire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
JacobHuneycutt added Memphis May Fire Metalcore, Post-hardcore, Southern rock

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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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65 27
Project 86 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Project 86 Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Christian rock

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43 11
Zao is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Zao Experimental rock, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore

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39 8
Sleeping Giant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
thetoddwearsprada added Sleeping Giant Metalcore, Christian metal

The Best Christian Songs of 2018

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Fit for a King is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Los Reales F&P added Fit for a King

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Red is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Red Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

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53 30
Disciple is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Disciple Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal

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43 24
We Came as Romans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
JacobHuneycutt added We Came as Romans Experimental rock, Metalcore, Symphonic metal

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56 36
Blessthefall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Blessthefall Christian hardcore, Emo, Metalcore

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As Cities Burn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
As Cities Burn Christian hardcore, Metalcore, Christian rock

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Haven Yates added Proclaimer Hardcore, Metal, Christian

The Best Black Rock Bands

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Skillet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
dunhamgiants1997 added Skillet Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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xDeathstarx is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Metalworker14 added xDeathstarx Metalcore, Heavy metal, Christian rock

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

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Living Sacrifice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Metalworker14 added Living Sacrifice Thrash metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal

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27 14
In the Midst of Lions is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
liberatedbygrace added In the Midst of Lions Deathcore, Christian metal

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XDISCIPLEx A.D. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
XDISCIPLEx A.D. Christian hardcore, Metalcore, Christian metal

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Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Anthony Leerhoff added Demon Hunter Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

Rappers Who Are Devout Christians

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Life In Your Way is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Life In Your Way Christian hardcore, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore

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44 32
Pillar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Pillar Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rapcore

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27 16
Extol is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Extol Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

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39 28
Dogwood is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Dogwood Christian punk, Christian hardcore, Skate punk

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34 24
Dead Poetic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Dead Poetic Christian hardcore, Rock music, Alternative rock

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21 11
Wolves at the Gate is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Nyew Ortiz added Wolves at the Gate Metalcore, Alternative rock, Screamo

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22 14
Becoming the Archetype is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
liberatedbygrace added Becoming the Archetype Progressive metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal

16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Blindside is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Blindside Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rock music

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29 22
Maylene and the Sons of Disast... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rock music

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28 21
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RichardCrawford added P.O.D. Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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23 17
Saving Grace is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Metalworker14 added Saving Grace

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21 15
A Plea For Purging is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
liberatedbygrace added A Plea For Purging Deathcore, Metalcore, Christian metal

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22 17
The Crucified is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
MattSchwarck added The Crucified Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Heavy metal

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The Blamed is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
The Blamed Christian hardcore, Grunge, Christian rock

Good Christian Books for Young Adults

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Spoken is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Spoken Christian hardcore, Christian alternative rock, Emo

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26 24
Inhale Exhale is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Inhale Exhale Christian hardcore, Rock music, Mathcore

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14 11
Makeshift3 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
makeshift3 added Makeshift3 Christian Punk Rock Hardcore Metal - www.makeshift3.com

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23 22
The Showdown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
The Showdown Thrash metal, Deathcore, Christian hardcore

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With Blood Comes Cleansing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
With Blood Comes Cleansing Thrash metal, Deathcore, Christian hardcore

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As I Lay Dying is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
As I Lay Dying Thrash metal, Metal, Christian hardcore

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22 23
Mortal Treason is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Mortal Treason Deathcore, Christian hardcore, Metalcore

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9 8
Emery is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
jmatt0669 added Emery Synthpop, Rock music, Emo