Whereas the other genres presented here are defined by the music
itself, Christian metal bands are listed as a genre based on their
Thus, there are Christian thrash bands
Christian doom bands
Christian progressive bands
), and so on.
Some Christian bands are preachy to the point of being obnoxious,
while others are far more subtle in their approach.
was one of the first bands to gain acceptance in the
secular world (though just how "metal" they were is subject to debate),
and then bands such as
others came along,
proving that real metal and spiritual lyrics could indeed coexist.