21 Best Christian Rock Bands


Arinzona Elect
4 min readApr 20, 2021


Swedish band Narnia plays classic power metal. Some of the songs are dedicated to the fantastic worlds of Narnia, after which the band was named. The other part celebrates the Christian tradition. The last album from Narnia was released in 2019, it is called “ From Darkness To Light “(”From darkness to light”).

August Burns Red

American metalcore artists August Burns Red are also fans of Christianity! At the same time, the guys stated that they were not going to promote anything. They just unobtrusively demonstrate their religious beliefs. Thus, Christianity “shines through their texts”, but does not put pressure on anyone.


This American band started out with thrash metal, but now it’s closer to the classics. Their texts clearly trace the biblical theme. Believer is recognized as one of the most extraordinary bands in the world of extreme metal for their deep lyrics and unusual sound.

The Devil Wears Prada

This well-known group, named after the book of the same name, was born in 2005. Back then, the emocore was at its peak, and The Devil Wears Prada was not going to lag behind the fashion trend. With the difference that their music was Christian. In the lyrics of the group, the theme of equality of people before God and anti-materialism is constantly heard.


Another example of extreme Christian metal is the Australian band Mortification. If you don’t know English, you can hardly suspect the group’s connection with religion. However, there is a Christian message behind the brutal growl.


This Norwegian band is famous for its unique musical style. Extol manages to combine thrash, black, progressive, and death metal! But there is also a remarkable point: the lyrics reflect the religious views of the group. Unfortunately, Extol activity is still on pause.


Life-affirming power metal with Christian lyrics is what Theocracy is all about. And it sounds very good — real salvation in a moment of despondency! The band is American, although it plays in the European tradition.

Fit for a King

Once again, Christian metalcore from America. The band has a heavy and emotional sound. And also quite dark lyrics: it raises such eternal themes as death, struggle with yourself, problems in relationships.

Ashes Remain

American Christian rock band Ashes Remain plays pleasant, melodic and moderately heavy music. Although their lyrics have a touch of drama and often reflect spiritual anguish, the songs are not at all dark. On the contrary, very encouraging.

Thousand Foot Krutch

The name of this Canadian band means the moment when a person understands that he needs support, that you can’t do everything yourself. The combination of rap and hard rock, plus Trevor McNevan’s rich vocal range, is the recipe for the enduring success of Thousand Foot Krutch. And of course, their Christian lyrics!


Veterans on the Christian rock scene. A huge army of fans around the world leaves no doubt: it works! Skillet features a complex multi-layered sound and powerful inspirational lyrics. You can get all Skillet songs on Christiantrendy


One of the greatest Christian hard rock bands. Although today they have moved a little away from this style, Red’s previous works are truly impressive. Violins, piano, and strong, piercing vocals of Michael Barnes convey incredible energy.


Switchfoot is an American alternative rock band from San Diego, California. There are five participants in the group.


Kutless is a Christian rock band from Portland, Oregon, formed in 1999. Since their inception, they have released several studio albums and one live album, Live from Portland

Casting Crowns

Casting Crowns is a contemporary Christian and Christian rock band formed in 1999 by young pastor Mark Hall, who serves as the band’s lead vocalist. They perform as a youth group at the First Baptist Church in downtown Daytona Beach, Florida


Anberlin was an American rock band formed in Winter Haven, Florida in 1998. Since the beginning of 2007, the band has included lead vocalist Stephen Christian, guitarists Joseph Milligan and Christian McAlhaney, bassist Deon Rexrout, and drummer Nathan Young.

Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter is an American Christian metal band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 2000 by brothers Don Clark and Ryan Clark. Although the brothers formed the band together, only Ryan remained, as Don left the band to take care of his family.


Paid on Death, also known as P. O. D., is a metal band formed in 1992 in San Diego, California.


Stryper is an American Christian metal band from Orange County, California. The band consists of Michael Sweet, Oz Fox, Perry Richardson and Robert Sweet.

Decyfer Down

Decyfer Down is a Christian rock band formed in 1999 in Morehead City, North Carolina. In 2002, Christopher Klontz joined the band. Previously, they were called Allysonhymn (pronounced All-eyes-on-Him).

12 Stones

12 Stones is an American Christian rock band formed in 2000 in Mandeville, Louisiana. The band currently consists of Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver and Sean Dunaway.



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