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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 Deathcore, Metalcore, Christian metal

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

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108 44
Norma Jean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
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
Christian hardcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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Impending Doom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Deathcore, Goregrind, Brutal death metal

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War of Ages is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Christian hardcore, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

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Sleeping Giant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
thetoddwearsprada added Metalcore, Christian metal

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Haste The Day is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Christian hardcore, Mathcore, Metalcore

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Oh, Sleeper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Christian hardcore, Mathcore, Metalcore

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Zao is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Experimental rock, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore

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75 30
No Innocent Victim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Christian hardcore, Metalcore, Punk rock

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Gideon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
liberatedbygrace added

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Project 86 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Christian rock

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Fit for a King is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Los Reales F&P added

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Memphis May Fire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
JacobHuneycutt added Metalcore, Post-hardcore, Southern rock

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

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Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Anthony Leerhoff added Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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Disciple is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Groove metal

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We Came as Romans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
JacobHuneycutt added Experimental rock, Metalcore, Symphonic metal

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xDeathstarx is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Metalworker14 added Metalcore, Heavy metal, Christian rock

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Skillet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
dunhamgiants1997 added Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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Blessthefall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Christian hardcore, Emo, Metalcore

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RichardCrawford added Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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Living Sacrifice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Metalworker14 added Thrash metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal

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As Cities Burn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Christian Hardcore Bands
Christian hardcore, Metalcore, Christian rock