Christian music is often viewed on a lower scale than mainstream music, but every once in awhile a Christian band cuts through the “label” and makes an impact on radio and in secular music markets. The following five bands did just that.
P.O.D. (Payable on Death), has represented Jesus since their first album in 1994,Snuff the Punk. The band has unabashedly penned songs for Christ, and have spread their testimony every chance they had. They are one of the more prominent bands in Christian music with hits such as “Alive,” “Youth of a Nation,” and “Boom.”
Frontman Sonny, is part of a ministry called the Whosoevers, and spreads the Gospel to youth around the country. The band’s newest album Murdered Love represents Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and how Jesus came to love, but was murdered for our sins.
Starting out as a death metal band in their church, the band grew to incorporate more styles of metal and rock as they went along, all the while professing imagery of Jesus in their music. Much of their music was implied to be for the Lord, but blatant songs like “Some Will Seek Forgiveness, Others Escape” and “Too Bright to See, Too Loud to Hear” have undeniable cries to the Lord.
Underoath broke up last year, but their legacy toward helping Christians make an impact in the mainstream metal/hardcore scene is still evident today as many bands were birthed from their sound.
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