Satan, black magic and other evil symbols have been part of the rock and metal culture for decades, but that doesn't mean it's only the devil's music. In this Loud List, we take a look at some of the most hardcore Christian rock and metal bands in the scene.

Christian metal is generally defined as a style of heavy metal — whether it be thrash, metalcore, power metal, etc. — that has an underlying message related to Christianity and world beliefs. Therefore, it doesn't sound anything like church music, and it can be just as heavy as any of the other million subgenres of metal.

Some of the bands on this list are more apparent in the mainstream, like Skillet and Underoath. But you may also recognize names like August Burns Red and The Devil Wears Prada, and you may not have even realized they were considered a Christian group because of how hard they rage.

Watch the Loud List above to see our 10 picks for Christian rock and metal bands that are heavy AF.

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