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Post by Hardcore Christian on Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:33 am

I realized there has not been much discussion about ballads, and got to thinking about it based upon Guardian and Whitecross each doing one on the new split EP

Anyway, what are your favorite Christian Metal ballads?
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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by Hardcore Christian on Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:36 am

I got to say, of the 80s variety

I love Holy Soldier's ballads on their self titled
(Not as much on Last Train)

To me the two tracks on there, do not sound dated like most 80s metal ballads

The Pain Inside Of Me and Eyes Of Innocence are both the pinnacle of the 80s power ballad to me

I would have to say The Pain Inside Of Me is in my top 3 favorite tracks on that album, and I love every single song on there
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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by Tombie on Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:52 am

I agree Hardcore, HS were amazing. I also like "Your Love Gives" and "Heaven or Nothing" by Barren Cross. Also, check out "Forgotten" by TRIGGERSoul.
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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by MikeInFla on Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:12 am

Not a big fan of ballads of any kind unless it's Journey or someone like that. But Christian Metal I'd have to say "He Reigns" by Saint



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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by crucifyd on Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:14 am

I think this is somewhat obscure. I really don't care for the rest of the record but "Why" by Scarlet Red is an amazing song replete with gospel...

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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by Black Rider on Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:18 am

I enjoy when Daniel Band slows it down like on My Children and I Give You All
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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by Markus1987 on Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:00 pm

Stryper's "Honestly" and Whitecross's "In the Kingdom" are my all time favourites. Also Gloriam Dei's "The Covenant" deserves to be mentioned here.
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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by 11razorwire on Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:37 pm

Markus1987 wrote:Stryper's "Honestly" and Whitecross's "In the Kingdom" are my all time favourites.

I'm not sure if the saying "Great minds think alike" pertains to you and I, but this is exactly what I had in mind upon reading the OP's question.
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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by Jaybird on Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:35 pm

Angelica - Carry Me
Barren Cross - Your Will
Barren Cross - Your Love Gives
Bloodgood - Top Of The Mountain
Bloodgood - I Want To Live In Your Heart
Crystavox - Home Again
Crystavox - No Boundaries
Die Happy - Celebration
Eternal Decision - Free
Guardian - Never Say Goodbye
Guardian - I Found Love
Holy Soldier - The Pain Inside Of Me
Ken Tamplin - Never Give Up
Letter 7 - First Love
Liaison - Lay Our Weapons Down
Love Life - 1000 Reasons
Nouveaux - Across The Miles
Randy Rose - On My Knees
Sacred Warrior - Unfailing Love
Stryper - Honestly
Tempest - Goodbye
The Brave - Running All My Life
The Brave - Never Live Without Your Love
Tourniquet - When The Love Is Right
White Heart - Desert Rose
White Heart - Once And For All
Whitecross - Walk With Me
Whitecross - My Love
Xalt - Unconditional Love

I'm sure I'm forgetting a few.


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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by crucifyd on Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:39 pm

Bloodgood - What's Following The Grave
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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by New Creation on Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:57 pm

One Bad Pig - When Your Love Died
Holy Soldier - The Pain Inside of Me
Bride - I Miss the Rain
Bride - Goodbye
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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by arttieTHE1manparty on Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:47 pm

Barren Cross--Your Live Gives
Deliverance--U Still Smile
Rez--Reach of Love
Holy Soldier--Pain Inside of Me
Guardian--Never Say Goodbye
Whitecross--In The Kingdom


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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by Hardcore Christian on Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:20 pm

Cool to see so many people agree with me on The Pain Inside Of Me

Just such a great song!

To add

Deliverance - 23
Sacred Warrior - Remember Me
Fear Not - Till The End Of My Days (Forgot about this gem!)
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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by heck on Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:59 pm

not mentioned yet:
Barren Cross "Somewhere Far Away".
Whitecross "No Other Love"
Daniel Band "You're All I Need"
Mastedon "It is Done"
Whiteheart "Even the Hardest Heart"

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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by metaldude on Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:11 am

Some ballads I like...

Bride - I Miss the Rain
Bloodgood - The Messiah
Bloodgood - Top of the Mountain

I think my favorite ballad would be Barren Cross - Let it Go, Let it Die.

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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by jusma on Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:34 am

Petra has many good ballads, but the best I think is Reach Out.  Not sure if Betlehem by Theocracy counts as a ballad but it's great!
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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by Black Rider on Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:36 am

Nice to see Whiteheart get a metion.
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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by Wigeon on Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:37 pm


The Pain Inside Of Me and Eyes Of Innocence are both the pinnacle of the 80s power ballad to me
Agreed, but I have a hard time listening to them due to emotional reasons. I used to play them for my girlfriend of several years in high school before we broke up.  Sad

My personal favorites are from Tourniquet - "When the Love is Right", "If I Was There", and "My Promise".

Others:
Deliverance - Sanctuary (debatable whether it's a ballad or not. Close enough for me.)
Stryper - Honestly
Fear Not - Til the End of My Days
Guardian - See You in Heaven
Bride - Goodbye
Whitecross - Behold 
Sacred Warrior - Unfailing Love
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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by Airola on Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:51 pm

I don't like happy sounding ballads. They need to be musically really melancholic and played mostly in minor scales.


That said, here are some that come to mind:
Bloodgood - She's Gone
Bloodgood - The Messiah
Bloodgood - Top of the Mountain
Bloodgood - What's Following the Grave
Deliverance - 23
Deliverance - You Still Smile
Overdrive - Light a Candle for Me
Resurrection Band - Broken Promises
Stryper - Lonely
Tourniquet - My Promise
Towne Cryer - Always There


Which of the songs posted here fall into that category?
I tried to check out a few of them on Youtube but it seemed they were too much on the happier sounding side.

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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by Hardcore Christian on Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:21 pm

Wigeon wrote:

The Pain Inside Of Me and Eyes Of Innocence are both the pinnacle of the 80s power ballad to me
Agreed, but I have a hard time listening to them due to emotional reasons. I used to play them for my girlfriend of several years in high school before we broke up.  Sad

My personal favorites are from Tourniquet - "When the Love is Right", "If I Was There", and "My Promise".

Others:
Deliverance - Sanctuary (debatable whether it's a ballad or not. Close enough for me.)
Stryper - Honestly
Fear Not - Til the End of My Days
Guardian - See You in Heaven
Bride - Goodbye
Whitecross - Behold 
Sacred Warrior - Unfailing Love
So its the pain inside of you.  Laughing

Til The End Of My Days is very underrated!

Airola wrote:I don't like happy sounding ballads. They need to be musically really melancholic and played mostly in minor scales.

Bloodgood - She's Gone
Tourniquet - My Promise
I agree, usually

And I love these 2 as well
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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by Mr. Nice Guy on Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:34 pm

STRYPER : First love
IMPELLITTERI : Paradise (not sure if pure ballad, but slow anyway Smile
BALANCE OF POWER : Do you dream of Angels
KREYSON : Faraway
MASTEDON : Shine on
DEMON HUNTER : Flowers
SAVIOUR MACHINE : A world alone
MAGNITUDE NINE : Sands of time
GALACTIC COWBOYS : Through
LAUDAMUS : Hear my prayer
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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by Guest on Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:17 pm

First thought, Demon Hunter "Carry Me Down"

It's more like a power ballad I suppose or the Christian version of Pantera Cemetery Gates. 

I'll think more about this though.

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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by Hardcore Christian on Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:23 pm

MK58 wrote:First thought, Demon Hunter "Carry Me Down"
Yes!
To add more of the modern music into the mix:

Phinehas - Seven
Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster - Listen Close
The Showdown - It Drinks From Me
The Showdown - Take Me Home
Demon Hunter - My Heart Strings Come Undone
Demon Hunter - The Tide Began To Rise
Demon Hunter - Dead Flowers
Demon Hunter - Driving Nails
Disciple - After The World
Haste The Day - White As Snow
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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by heck on Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:41 am

Deliverance A Space Called You is sung like a ballad but is backed by metal mayhem. Incredible song.

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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by My Awesome Timothy on Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:23 am

Demon Hunter - I Will Fail You
Holy Soldier - Sand
Holy Soldier - Why Don't You Look Into Jesus

Holy Soldier - Love Conquers All


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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by Andreas89 on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:37 am

Easy.

Affector - Cry Song
Audiovision - The Gate
Gloriam Dei - The Covenant
Northern Flame - Rest in My Arms
Signum Regis - Bells Are Tolling
Theocracy - Bethlehem
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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by Thiago-Brazil on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:03 pm

Well, I would say, that there are some bands that are awesome in ballads and like mostly all of their ballads. In this list, I would include Bloodgood, Guardian, Holy Soldier, REZ Band, among others.

There are too many to list, I will go with a few that I remember that weren't mentioned yet:

Sacred Warrior - He Died
Sacred Warrior - Prince of Peace
Shout - Waiting on You
Bloodgood - Changing me
Bloodgood - Crush Me
Guardian - Forever and a day
Rez - Paint a Picture
Rez - Afrikaans
Rez - Across these Fields
Joshua - Tears of Joy
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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by Verbum Lux on Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:13 pm

Nice to see that there are at least a couple of Gloriam Dei fans here beside myself.

Here's my list

Gloria Dei - The Covenant
Theocracy - Bethlehem
Theocracy - Night of Silence
Disciple - After the World
Disciple - Savior
Disciple - Breaking Down
HB - Way
HB - Lovesong
Menahem - Ocean of Tears
Worldview - The Chosen Few
Mehida - Grace (my favorite)

And maybe LEAH - A Thousand Year.  I THINK it's about God, but I'm not positive.
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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by zelote on Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:55 pm

Guardian- Never Say Good Bye 
Whitecross- Walk With Me 
Whitecross- In the ingdom 
Bride- I Miss The Rain 
Bride- Sweet Louise

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Re: Favorite Christian Metal Ballads

Post by Living Sacrifice on Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:41 am



One of my all time favourites.
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