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Post by MetalGospel on Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:45 pm

What are some of the most forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal?

Bands that were amazing, yet hardly anyone knew about them, and are still barely even talked about or mentioned at all.

I know of some, but I am sure there are still many that are unheard of.

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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by Guest on Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:04 pm

Any Christian metal band from the 80s other than Stryper, Saint, Barren Cross and Bloodgood...

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Post by MetalGospel on Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:22 pm

I thought Leviticus, Jerusalem, and Messiah Prophet were all extremely ignored bands yet were all amazing.

"Master of the Metal" CD from Messiah Prophet is a must-have CD that hardly anyone knows about.

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Post by Throne of thorns on Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:04 pm

DighaZoose i think? not sure how well they were known but they were kind of like janes addiction. There was a punk band I cant remember their name but they had a song named punk girl for Jesus it may have been under cover cant remember......Both bands are not really metal more alt vibe.
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Post by 6stringgrind on Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:16 pm

This is tricky because the pool of bands was so small (at least in the 80's-mid 90's) that I don't think many "amazing" bands slipped through the cracks. If a band was excellent, word spread pretty quick because they really stood out from the pack.

This wasn't really a band, but I thought Crucified guitarist Greg Minier's "Minier" thrash EP and his grunge metal project "Applehead" were both great and didn't get the attention they deserved.

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Post by WildWorld on Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:58 pm

Siloam. Had a cool skid row meets bon jovi sound to them


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Post by MetalGospel on Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:27 pm

80's Creed.

German band that were straight up Speed Metal with very straight forward Christian lyrics.

Somewhat like the first 2 CDs from BloodGood, but with a Scorpions feel to it.

"The Sign of Victory" CD is my favorite from them.  That CD has become very rare.


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Post by Tobi Elektrik on Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:24 am

CHILDREN OF LIGHT from Finland.

Around 2000 they released a demo and another EP (Northern Wilderness).
They played a pretty interesting mixture of heavy, thrash and some hints of viking metal. Far from being the best band on the planet the mix of styles was pretty interesting and they had this "finish vibe". It would have been cool if they would have released a full-length album with decent production quality.

They totally vanished and it seems like I'm the only guy on the entire planet who knows this stuff. Never found any info about the band or guys in this band again. Mad
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Post by metaldude on Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:07 pm

Haven's "Your Dying Day" was a really good album. I've never heard any of their other albums.
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Post by Jaybird on Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:32 pm

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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by Guest on Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:20 pm

metaldude wrote:Haven's "Your Dying Day" was a really good album. I've never heard any of their other albums.
Age of Darkness came after.  The lead singer/guitarist Kevin Ayers fronted them--he's a really good guy.   Cool

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Post by Grindboy on Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:23 pm

I've always felt like Royal Anguish "Mysterion" was a tremendous album that got about zero play.

The s/t Ordained Fate album, although certainly a notch below the classics of the genre, I feel is really strong, but receives little acclaim.

Around for a few years and still current, Neocracy consistently manages to fly under the radar, but I think are fantastic.

Just the first few that come to mind.

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Post by Follower of Jesus on Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:07 am

Haven definitely fit this category. They get no attention, but they were awesome. Good call on Siloam too!

I really liked Eden. They only had one record - Fan The Flame - but it was very solid.

I'd also put Sardonyx in this category. Very underrated band.
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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by Fundy on Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:29 pm

Oratorio.  No one really talks about them, but I thought their last two albums were absolute stellar!
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Post by MetalGospel on Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:34 pm

Personally, I think that Narnia goes very ignored and does not get the credit that they deserve.

Amazing Christian Power Metal band, but they go mostly unnoticed and ignored.

"Long Live The King" CD from them is a must-have.

They have a Kamelot type of feel to them.  Epic Power Metal.


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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by metaldude on Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:07 pm

Fundy wrote:Oratorio.  No one really talks about them, but I thought their last two albums were absolute stellar!

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Post by metaldude on Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:23 pm

Sacrecy is pretty obscure.

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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by Kerrick on Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:44 pm

^Mmm, that's a good'un for sure!  I listen to that album quite regularly.

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Post by Soldier777 on Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:56 pm

Good call on Siloam - I have their first 2 discs - some great stuff on these albums. I just wish their 2 or 3 other albums after that wasn't so hard to find even though they went alternative.

Mastedon - not really metal - more hard rock/rock - but their 3 albums has a lot of great songs. What I find interesting is Dave Amato - guitarist for REO Speedwagon - as far as we know is not a Christian - but he sings those songs as if he wrote them himself like Right Hand, Glory Bound, etc. John Elefante once said that when Dave sung those songs he asked John if he sung those right and if he put the right emotion into it - or something like that. Also, people would come up to Dave at the signing table at the REO Speedwagon concerts asking him to sign Mastedon CDs and the other band members would find that annoying. He would talk about how great Mastedon was to the members of REO Speedwagon.

I would love to see another Mastedon album.
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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by eatbugs on Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:58 pm

I'll second (or third?) Siloam.

I'll also second Scarlet Red.  I only have one song on a compilation and I really like it but I can't find it anywhere.

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Post by Louder on Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:20 pm

Philadelphia had some great songs.
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Post by strangerhoncho on Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:37 pm

Grindboy wrote:
Around for a few years and still current, Neocracy consistently manages to fly under the radar, but I think are fantastic.

Never heard of them, but just checked them out and they're great!

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Post by johnnycanuck on Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:01 pm

I have both Philadelphia cassettes, what about Precious Death?? Red Sea?? Die Happy?? Grammatrain?? Shout??
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Post by Grindboy on Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:13 am

strangerhoncho wrote:
Grindboy wrote:
Around for a few years and still current, Neocracy consistently manages to fly under the radar, but I think are fantastic.

Never heard of them, but just checked them out and they're great!

Glad somebody finally did -- they've been one of my favorite "under the radar" bands for years.  3 releases, the production on the first one is weak, but IMO the material is excellent on all three.  No idea how they manage to consistently dodge any kind of distribution or notoriety!

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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by metaldude on Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:32 am

I don't know if these guys ever officially had a release, but they sure were good. Sword of Judgement.

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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by 6stringgrind on Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:02 pm

See, it's hard for me to tell what's considered obscure, because ALL these bands are obscure, relatively speaking. But within Christian metal circles, I don't feel like a lot of what's been mentioned is that obscure.

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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by Friday13th on Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:57 pm

metaldude wrote:I don't know if these guys ever officially had a release, but they sure were good. Sword of Judgement.


Metal 2  Thrashes hard, man! Reminds me of "A Dog's Breakfast" by Tourniquet.
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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by hellig on Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:07 pm

EZRA - The Key
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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by oldschooldoom on Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:45 am

Well there are a lot.
But I have forgot.

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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by WildWorld on Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:10 pm

No love for Halo? Extremely polished and commercial, but still good


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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by Highway Star on Sat May 09, 2015 9:45 pm

I loved the first Halo disc, the second one was little too light except for a few songs.
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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by SpaceGuy on Thu May 14, 2015 9:06 pm

Local band so I am biased, but:



Sounds similar to Killswitch Engage if they had a guitarist that could actually play solos. 3 albums (all of which are pretty good), but broke up due to finances/never hitting it big. I believe they had a few publisher deals that would have made them get big, but never materialized.

The albums is somewhat old (10 years I think?), but the guitar solos are extremely reminiscent of far more modern (secular) djent bands... Kind of feel like they were ahead of the curve on that one.

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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by Verbum Lux on Thu May 14, 2015 10:01 pm

Menahem and Mehida were both bands that deserved more attention.  Especially the latter.  Their debut album, Blood & Water, is a masterpiece.

Also, Shield of Wings.  Symphonic metal group reminiscent of Oceanborn-era Nightwish that released a very, very promising EP but sadly nothing after that.  A real shame because they had the potential to be a truly great band.
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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by Guest on Fri May 15, 2015 4:35 pm

Rick Hunter's bands Regime and Walk The Sky (Soldier was already said by someone), also Paradox (not a Rick Hunter band  Razz)










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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by Through The Dark Radio on Fri May 15, 2015 4:45 pm

Any Christian DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM band  Twisted Evil
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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by oldschooldoom on Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:17 pm

NoOneIsHere wrote:Any Christian metal band from the 80s other than Stryper, Saint, Barren Cross and Bloodgood...

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Yeah, what NoOne said. Plus I would add Rez, Whitecross and Bride.
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Re: Forgotten obscured hidden gems of Christian Metal.

Post by d@v!d on Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:20 pm

metaldude wrote:I don't know if these guys ever officially had a release, but they sure were good. Sword of Judgement.
I'm glad I clicked this thread.. Smile
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