The 10 essential Christian metal albums

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On November 23, 2016, Metal Hammer wrote an article about the top 10 essential Christian metal albums. I agreed for the most part with their list. But there were a few that I thought, “why would you pick those albums?” Read the article, and comment what albums you would vote as the Top 10 essentials and then, maybe, we’ll do an article on it, with an average of your votes. I know that I would vote Living Sacrifice’s Reborn rather than probably any other album on their list. Let’s do this!

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Ian DeVaney
November 25, 2016 7:20 am

The Blueprint Dives doesn’t belong on that list. Literally, any of Extol’s albums would be a better choice. P.O.D. is also not Metal. They should also switch out Psycho Surgery for Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance or Microscopic View, or even Tourniquet’s first album. I’ve also never heard anyone mention Southpaw as a “must have”. I’ve never really listened to them. I would also add ‘Scrolls of the Megilloth’ by Mortification. Also, probably Pillars of Humanity by The Crucified. There are a lot of bands and albums that could be thrown on the list depending on what they mean by Metal. That’s… Read more »

November 25, 2016 5:05 am

How can you have essential Christian Metal list and leave out Deliverance, Whitecross and Barren Cross. I agree about the VR, Stryper and Tourniquet mention though I would have put Stop the Bleeding or Pathogenic Occular Dissonance instead of Psycho Surgery. POD is not Metal IMO and no place on this list.

Brandon J.
November 25, 2016 8:04 am
Reply to  Aaron

I agree. The legends like Whitecross, Deliverance, and Barren Cross should definitely be mentioned. I always loved Whitecross early sound pre-1995. Great band.

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