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Favorite lyricists in Christian metal/rock?

Post by MadKraken on Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:34 pm

Partially inspired by Starfire's topic (http://thecmr.forumotion.com/t7516-why-don-t-more-christian-metal-bands-write-songs-like-this), post your favorite lyricist(s) in Christian metal/rock, or rather bands that have your favorite lyrics.

Some that come to my mind include:
Andrew Schwab (Project 86)
Aaron Weiss (mewithoutYou)
A Hill to Die Upon

(Everything starting with A was not deliberate.)
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Post by My Awesome Timothy on Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:43 pm

Steve Rowe
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Post by Guest on Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:46 pm

I'm not a Christian, but I think that whoever writes the lyrics for The Burial (at least the most recent album) and Micah Kinard from Oh, Sleeper are really good.

Also Jason Wisdom definitely lived up to his name (on Dichotomy at least)


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Post by Gandalf the White on Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:47 pm

Reese Roper (Five Iron Frenzy, Brave Saint Saturn, Roper, Guerilla Rodeo)
Michael Knott (solo, LSU/Lifesavers, Aunt Bettys, Bomb Bay Babies, CUSH)
Mark Salomon (The Crucified, Stavesacre, Neon Horse, Outer Circle, White Lighter)
Jeff Bellew (The Crucified, Stavesacre, Chatterbox)
Greg Minier (The Crucified, Minier, Applehead)
Josh Moore (Beloved)
Joe Musten (Beloved, YOUR SON IS DEAD, Advent, Torn)
Ethan Luck (My Red Hot Nightmare, solo)
Chris Dickens (Mission of One)
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Post by Candlemass on Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:29 pm

Eric Clayton
William Ashton Knight
Frank Hart
Ojo Taylor
Glenn Kaiser/Jon Trott
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Post by Friday13th on Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:50 pm

Matt Smith (Theocracy)
Neal Morse
Eric Clayton [2] (Saviour Machine)
Glenn Kaiser [2] (Rez Band)
Larry Norman
Ted Kirkpatrick (Tourniquet)
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Post by Snert I on Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:11 pm

Mark Hall (Casting Crowns)
Matt Smith (Theocracy)
Eric Clayton (Saviour Machine)

I also really like the lyrics of several songs by The OC Supertones - don't know if Matt Morginsky wrote all of them.

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Post by timekeeper on Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:28 pm

Glenn Kaiser
Steve Taylor
Andrew Schwab
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Post by metaldude on Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:33 pm

Jimmy P Brown II
Ted Kirkpatrick
Matt Smith
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Post by Temple of Blood on Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:35 pm

Ted Kirkpatrick of course

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Post by Guest on Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:03 pm

Larry Norman
Steve Hindalong
Neal Morse
Kerry Livgren
Michael Sweet
Ulf Christiansson
Michael Roe
Terry Taylor
Steve Taylor
Ted Kirkpatrick
Michael Pritzl
Bono/The Edge
Amy Grant
Ojo Taylor 
Michael Drive Lee
Jimmy Brown III
Michael W. Smith
Oden Fong
Eric Clayton
Matt Smith
Lary Dean
Mark Gershemel

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Post by Thiago-Brazil on Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:46 pm

My favortite is undoubtedly Bob Hartman. We must take into consideration that Petra used to release their discs once a year, and since Greg X. Volz left the band, hartman was the only band's songwriter.


But I also love these song writers:

Ted Kikpatrick
Michael Bloodgood (along with Les Carlsen and the guys in Bloodgood. Their rhymes are great and sounds like poesy to me)
Glen Kaiser
Jimmy Brown II
Sacred Warrior (I guess Bruce Swift is their main songwriter)
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Post by d@v!d on Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:55 pm

Matt Smith
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Post by Verbum Lux on Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:38 pm

Matt Smith is my favorite, without a doubt.

Other favorites:

Markus Sigfridsson (Harmony) - Chapter II:  Aftermath has some great lyrics.
Mehida - Not sure who wrote the lyrics for Blood and Water, but they were quite good.
Children 18:3 - all their albums have great lyrics.
Becoming the Archetype - Primarily for Celestial Completion.
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Post by Xid on Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:15 pm

My all time fav is Steve Taylor.
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Post by Friday13th on Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:06 pm

Steve Taylor does have incredible lyrics, but I still can't get into his music. If we're judging purely lyrics though, this judge is holding up a hard 10/10 for Taylor.
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Post by Hardcore Christian on Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:18 am

Steve Rowe, Jayson Sherlock - Morti
Roger Martinez -Roger Rising
Tommy Green - Sleeping Giant
Dallas Taylor - Underoath/Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster
Little Timmy - AILD,ADM
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Post by Guest on Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:46 pm

(I'm just going to assume that the lead vocalist writes most/all of the lyrics in the average band...)

I'll definitely second Micah Kinard for Oh, Sleeper.

Also:

Josh Scogin (Norma Jean)
Mike Hranica (The Devil Wears Prada)
Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter)
Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red)
Thor Georg Buer (Grave Declaration)
Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf)
Karl Walfridsson (Pantokrator)

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Post by Parched Earth on Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:53 pm

Matt Smith

Verbum Lux, I think keyboardist,  Mikko Härkin wrote all of Mehida's material.
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Post by eatbugs on Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:59 pm

Here's one not already mentioned:
Alice Cooper.

Already mentioned:
Matt Smith
Eric Clayton
Glenn Kaiser
Ted Kirkpatrick
Michael Roe
Michael Sweet
Steve Taylor
Steve Hindalong

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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:42 pm

Antestor! Forgot about them, but was listening to Omen earlier.

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Re: Favorite lyricists in Christian metal/rock?

Post by Driven on Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:55 pm

Kris Klingensmith, Barnabas
J Jackson, ApologetiX
Michael Roe, 77s (and others)
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Post by Hardcore Christian on Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:32 am

A thread almost a year old..........................

decided to pull it out and add (to my list)

Josh Scogins (68', The Chariot, Norma Jean)

Ryan and Don Clark (Demon Hunter)

Jimmy Ryan/Brennan Chaulk/Stephen Keech (Haste The Day)
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Post by Stand against the wind on Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:34 am

Glenn Kaiser
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Re: Favorite lyricists in Christian metal/rock?

Post by Markus1987 on Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:04 pm

Oh my... There's too many to be mentioned IMO.  Some of my favorites are:

Michael Sweet (Stryper)
Bob Hartman (Petra)
Thor Georg Buer- Grave Declaration
Miika Partala & Manu Lehtinen (Deuteronomium)
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Re: Favorite lyricists in Christian metal/rock?

Post by Deepfriar on Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:28 pm

Steve Taylor
and
Karl Walfridsson (Pantokrator)

@Markus, awesome that you list Thor Georg Buer! Great choice!
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