Your Favorite Christian Metal Band?



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Posted by Dane Train, 30.05.2007 - 22:36
The Christian message is an ever-growing theme in Metal. From the early days it was looked at like a fluke, but now some of the biggest bands in Metal have Christian members, like, Iron Maiden, Megadeth and Dream Theater.

But there are those bands which put their faith in Jesus Christ at the forefront of the their music, and those are the bands that I wanted to poll. I picked what I thought were the 8 most popular bands from this faith, but left the "other" option just in case there are other choices. This list just deals with regular Metal bands, and not the Metalcore scene, which is heavily populated with Christian bands. So please don't pick "other" if your choice is a Metalcore band.

So, please pick your favorite, and tell us a little bit as to why.


For me, I have to go with Living Sacrifice. While Stryper is will always hold a place in my heart, Living Sacrifice is still my pick. Their albums are all solid releases filled with some brutal music and powerful lyrics. Even since their break up they're still noted as being a huge force is the Christian music scene.

Poll

Which Christian Metal band is your favorite?

other, please do tell...
98
Stryper
23
Extol
21
Living Sacrifice
13
Mortification
12
Tourniquet
11
Saviour Machine
7
Immortal Souls
6
Lengsel
0

Total votes: 192
26.10.2013 - 20:47
Wukk
Here's some great underground stuff that I don't think has been mentioned yet.

Vials of Wrath (atmoblack/hipsterblack)
Feast Eternal ("a more melodic Bolt Thrower", as I've heard them described)
Monotheist (progressive death; wide variety of influences like Extol/Suffocation/Emperor/Opeth)
A Hill To Die Upon (blackened death; essentially a Christian Behemoth, with excellent vocals)

My favourite? There's a long list, but I think Extol and Theocracy probably top it since both music and lyrics are top notch. If any of the four I just posted end up releasing a lot of new material, it may just end up being one of them.
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26.10.2013 - 23:32
no one
Written by Wukk on 26.10.2013 at 20:47

Here's some great underground stuff that I don't think has been mentioned yet.

Vials of Wrath (atmoblack/hipsterblack)
Feast Eternal ("a more melodic Bolt Thrower", as I've heard them described)
Monotheist (progressive death; wide variety of influences like Extol/Suffocation/Emperor/Opeth)
A Hill To Die Upon (blackened death; essentially a Christian Behemoth, with excellent vocals)

My favourite? There's a long list, but I think Extol and Theocracy probably top it since both music and lyrics are top notch. If any of the four I just posted end up releasing a lot of new material, it may just end up being one of them.


Thanks, Vials of wrath sounds interesting, downloaded there two free songs for a taster.

.....yeah pretty shit, and the preaching in the background reminds me of why i don't listen to religious music
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13.11.2013 - 14:40
BlessedMetal
Im a christian metal head, and some kind of walking encyclope on this matter.
I've voted for Extol, the best in the list. But there is many more to check out
Some great christian black metal band to check outs:

Wintersoul
Vaakevandring
A hill to die upon
Grave decalration
Arvinger

death metal

broken flesh
sacrificium
pantokrator

progressive/ power metal

theocracy
seventh avenue
neal morse
harmony
affector

other

Benea Reach
Trenches
Hands
Moreld
Vardoger
Paramæcium
Schaliach

etc
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13.11.2013 - 15:30
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by BlessedMetal on 13.11.2013 at 14:40

Im a christian metal head, and some kind of walking encyclope on this matter.
I've voted for Extol, the best in the list. But there is many more to check out
Some great christian black metal band to check outs:

Wintersoul
Vaakevandring
A hill to die upon
Grave decalration
Arvinger

death metal

broken flesh
sacrificium
pantokrator

progressive/ power metal

theocracy
seventh avenue
neal morse
harmony
affector

other

Benea Reach
Trenches
Hands
Moreld
Vardoger
Nomad Son
Forsaken
Paramæcium
Schaliach

etc



I wouldn't really call Nomad Son and Forsaken Christian Metal as such. Btw, are you ProgTon777?
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13.11.2013 - 15:34
BlessedMetal
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.11.2013 at 15:30

Written by BlessedMetal on 13.11.2013 at 14:40

Im a christian metal head, and some kind of walking encyclope on this matter.
I've voted for Extol, the best in the list. But there is many more to check out
Some great christian black metal band to check outs:

Wintersoul
Vaakevandring
A hill to die upon
Grave decalration
Arvinger

death metal

broken flesh
sacrificium
pantokrator

progressive/ power metal

theocracy
seventh avenue
neal morse
harmony
affector

other

Benea Reach
Trenches
Hands
Moreld
Vardoger
Nomad Son
Forsaken
Paramæcium
Schaliach

etc



I wouldn't really call Nomad Son and Forsaken Christian Metal as such. Btw, are you ProgTon777?



Hehe yes i am, how do you know that:)?
And you are? I think i know you from a other board

Are you sure about forsaken and nomad son, when you read the lyrics and see the metal archives, they are considered as christians. Ik know Malta is a catholic island but... Maybe you are right
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13.11.2013 - 15:40
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by BlessedMetal on 13.11.2013 at 15:34




Hehe yes i am, how do you know that:)?
And you are? I think i know you from a other board



I am Marcel H. over at Zware Metalen

Quote:

Are you sure about forsaken and nomad son, when you read the lyrics and see the metal archives, they are considered as christians. Ik know Malta is a catholic island but... Maybe you are right


I asked both Forsaken and Nomad Son about it and they said that even though the lyrics are about biblical events and some of the band members ar Catholics, they shouldn't be regarded as Christian bands. For they do not want to spread the 'Word of the Lord' so to say.
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13.11.2013 - 15:43
BlessedMetal
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.11.2013 at 15:40

Written by BlessedMetal on 13.11.2013 at 15:34




Hehe yes i am, how do you know that:)?
And you are? I think i know you from a other board



I am Marcel H. over at Zware Metalen

Quote:

Are you sure about forsaken and nomad son, when you read the lyrics and see the metal archives, they are considered as christians. Ik know Malta is a catholic island but... Maybe you are right


I asked both Forsaken and Nomad Son about it and they said that even though the lyrics are about biblical events and some of the band members ar Catholics, they shouldn't be regarded as Christian bands. For they do not want to spread the 'Word of the Lord' so to say.



Nice, hehe im also on zware metalen indeed... spamming too much about christian metal i fair:$

Oh great that you checked it out, but then i delete those bands. I love both bands, great stuff
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13.11.2013 - 15:47
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by BlessedMetal on 13.11.2013 at 15:43

Oh great that you checked it out, but then i delete those bands. I love both bands, great stuff


Btw are you in any way related to the Brainstorm Festival in Apeldoorn?
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13.11.2013 - 15:49
BlessedMetal
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.11.2013 at 15:47

Written by BlessedMetal on 13.11.2013 at 15:43

Oh great that you checked it out, but then i delete those bands. I love both bands, great stuff


Btw are you in any way related to the Brainstorm Festival in Apeldoorn?


Not more then a visitor;)
Why you asking
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13.11.2013 - 15:52
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by BlessedMetal on 13.11.2013 at 15:49

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.11.2013 at 15:47

Written by BlessedMetal on 13.11.2013 at 15:43

Oh great that you checked it out, but then i delete those bands. I love both bands, great stuff


Btw are you in any way related to the Brainstorm Festival in Apeldoorn?


Not more then a visitor;)
Why you asking


well, because I have seen you mention them loads of times and was wondering about something. They advertise themselves as a non-Christian metal festival but the fact is most of the bands they have over are Christian metal bands and a couple of years ago a Christian metal label was also affiliated to the festival if I am not mistaken (the label that had Slechtvalk, Morphia and an Indonesian band on the roster, forgot botht eh name of the Indonesian band and the label though)
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13.11.2013 - 15:58
BlessedMetal
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.11.2013 at 15:52

Written by BlessedMetal on 13.11.2013 at 15:49

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.11.2013 at 15:47

Written by BlessedMetal on 13.11.2013 at 15:43

Oh great that you checked it out, but then i delete those bands. I love both bands, great stuff


Btw are you in any way related to the Brainstorm Festival in Apeldoorn?


Not more then a visitor;)
Why you asking


well, because I have seen you mention them loads of times and was wondering about something. They advertise themselves as a non-Christian metal festival but the fact is most of the bands they have over are Christian metal bands and a couple of years ago a Christian metal label was also affiliated to the festival if I am not mistaken (the label that had Slechtvalk, Morphia and an Indonesian band on the roster, forgot botht eh name of the Indonesian band and the label though)



Most bands on the playlist are christian indeed but i think they dont want too be considered as a christian festvial.
Because there are als non christian bands, this year was swallow the sun one of the headliners

Fear dark and the indonesian band is Kekal.

Uhm, there were two chrisitan metalshops on the festival this year, nordic mission from norway and firstparadox from a village near Groningen:P
And Aardschok or something like that. And ofcourse the merchandises of the bands
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13.11.2013 - 16:09
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by BlessedMetal on 13.11.2013 at 15:58


Most bands on the playlist are christian indeed but i think they dont want too be considered as a christian festvial.
Because there are als non christian bands, this year was swallow the sun one of the headliners

Fear dark and the indonesian band is Kekal.

Uhm, there were two chrisitan metalshops on the festival this year, nordic mission from norway and firstparadox from a village near Groningen:P
And Aardschok or something like that. And ofcourse the merchandises of the bands



To me Brainstorm always came across as a primarily Christian festrival, even though, like you said, they had Swallow The Sun this year and a couple of years ago Forsaken and also Officium Triste.
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13.11.2013 - 16:11
BlessedMetal
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.11.2013 at 16:09

Written by BlessedMetal on 13.11.2013 at 15:58


Most bands on the playlist are christian indeed but i think they dont want too be considered as a christian festvial.
Because there are als non christian bands, this year was swallow the sun one of the headliners

Fear dark and the indonesian band is Kekal.

Uhm, there were two chrisitan metalshops on the festival this year, nordic mission from norway and firstparadox from a village near Groningen:P
And Aardschok or something like that. And ofcourse the merchandises of the bands



To me Brainstorm always came across as a primarily Christian festrival, even though, like you said, they had Swallow The Sun this year and a couple of years ago Forsaken and also Officium Triste.


there are not mutch christian metal fans in Holand.
Also from a commercial prospect, when they considered themselves as a christian metal festvial then i guess the festival wil die inmediatly
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20.10.2014 - 13:16
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Masterchief
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21.10.2014 - 10:33
Ganondox
Not really a metal band, but they go into metal at times, RED is a pretty fantastic christian rock band.

Does Trouble count as a Christian band? Their lyrics are Christian as hell, but I heard the members aren't actually Christian. I think something similar applies to Savatage to a lesser degree.
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02.02.2015 - 19:31
TPrice
Theocracy and Antestor. That is all.
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25.02.2015 - 02:58
Wukk
Written by BlessedMetal on 13.11.2013 at 14:40

Im a christian metal head, and some kind of walking encyclope on this matter.
I've voted for Extol, the best in the list. But there is many more to check out
Some great christian black metal band to check outs:

Wintersoul
Vaakevandring
A hill to die upon
Grave decalration
Arvinger

death metal

broken flesh
sacrificium
pantokrator

progressive/ power metal

theocracy
seventh avenue
neal morse
harmony
affector

other

Benea Reach
Trenches
Hands
Moreld
Vardoger
Paramæcium
Schaliach

etc


Confirming that all of these are excellent, excluding Affector/Moreld because I've never heard them before.
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25.02.2015 - 11:27
raveneffect
Gorgoroth
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25.02.2015 - 22:01
Dentura
Shadow King
I'm not Christian, but I've really been enjoying Theocracy's work. Really cool power/prog band from Georgia.
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26.02.2015 - 01:12
no one
Written by raveneffect on 25.02.2015 at 11:27

Gorgoroth

Very true
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26.02.2015 - 06:21
Chronic
Horde's only album is pretty rad yo.
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06.03.2015 - 02:05
Wukk
I'm beginning to think this ought to be in the general forum rather than the arena at this point, since much of it is band suggestions.

Like this. Maranatha. Angry ugly sludgy metallic hardcore. Something that I don't think a lot of Christian bands are doing at the moment. Also, I'm enjoying Blood Thirsty as well, which is one-man brutal death metal that's heavy on the (synthesised) symphonic elements.
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22.04.2015 - 22:50
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
I dig Living Sacrifice's The Hammering Process
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23.04.2015 - 22:00
Filthgrinder
I'm really into Mortification's Hammer of God album, so they're my choice.
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27.04.2015 - 05:05
Guib
Thrash Talker
I would say my fav would be ''Believer''
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17.09.2015 - 18:07
Lopolik
I like the Prog Metal bands.. And these are the bands I like which have Christians in it.. : Shadow Gallery, Dream Theater, Symphony X, Threshold, Redemption.. and so on.
Also I love Devin Townsend, and I think he might be Christian too.
I am a Christian and I love metal too. Especially Prog )
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