15 Christian Metal Albums That You Must Own

There are tens of thousands of Christian Bands and artist out today.  However it wasn't but about 25-30 years ago during the mid to early 80's that there were literally only a few dozen Christian bands, and even less Christian Rock and Metal Bands.  Early on there were artist like Resurrection Band, Love Song, Larry Norman, Sweet Comfort, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Randy Stonehill and others, but it wasn't till Cornerstone Festival launched and started to give a stage and presence for Christian Metal Bands. Yes there were other festivals as well but Cornerstone Festival put on by JEPUSA (Jesus People USA) started out of the Wilson Ave. Resurrection Band community in Chicago, that bands like Barren Cross, Bloodgood, Barnabas, Jerusalem, Shout, Deliverance, Guardian, Holy Soldier, Believer, Undercover, 77's, and other really found a home.  Being from Chicago, most of my experience growing up was attending this great festival which led me to some of the greatest music.

Here is my list of 15 of the Must Own Christian Metal Albums from yesterday and today.   It was nearly impossible for me to narrow it down, but I did it.  In no particular order, here it goes.


  1. Stryper - To Hell With the Devil
  2. Stryper - Roxx Regime Demos
  3. Bride - Snake Eyes
  4. NOG
  5. Demon Hunter - War
  6. Demon Hunter - Peace 
  7. The Showdown - Backbreaker (Might be my all-time favorite. It's a time with Stryper's To Hell with the Devil)
  8. Deliverance
  9. Guardian - First Watch 
  10. Guardian - Fire and Love 
  11. Jerusalem - Dancing on the Head of the Serpant
  12. Tamplin 
  13. Shout - It Won't Be Long
  14. Shout - In Your Face
  15. Shout - Shout Back

Honorable Mentions

  1. Believer - Sanity Obscure
  2. Sacred Warrior - Rebellion
  3. Holy Soldier - Holy Soldier
  4. King's X - Out of a Silent Planet
  5. Bloodgood - Bloodgood
  6. Bloodgood - Detonation
  7. X-Sinner - Get It
  8. Whitecross - Nineteen Eighty Seven
  9. Living Sacrifice
  10. Zao - When Blood and Fire Bring Rest
  11. Disciple - Disciple
  12. Barren Cross - Rock for the King
  13. Barren Cross - Atomic Arena
  14. For Today - Breaker
  15. POD - Fundamental Elements of SouthTown
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