Progressive Christian Music

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  1. Leaviathan

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    Anyone have some decent bands they'd like to share? I can't listen to the basic K-Love type stuff and I'm always looking for some interesting Christian music that goes beyond the typical structure.
     
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    My 6 year old loves these guys. I wouldn't call them progressive, but they've got some pretty good heavy tunes.

     
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    I never got super into them, but a buddy of mine from college really loved Theocracy. Pretty good stuff.

     
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    I mean, Christian or not, this is one of the best 80's metal albums period.

     
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    Fleshkiller
     
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    Not saying they are "progressive", per se, but perhaps worth looking into.

    August Burns Red
    Fit For A King
    Oh, Sleeper
     
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    +1 to this. At least check out "Children Of Fire" album.
     
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    Quiet Coil Only obsesses over guitars when not playing them.

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    Basically no help here but…

    The only genuinely, unabashedly Christian album that shows up in my rotation is God My Rock from Brenton Brown. Basically a live album that really got me into Nashville-esque tele tones (so not in any way, shape, or form metal).

    I kind of feel like Sevendust is a band of (at least two) Christians who aren’t afraid to say so, but also just write about all the struggles they’ve had in this life. Even though they’re not flashy (or prog) I feel like they’re about as genuine as it gets.

    Metallica and Megadeth already had the “hooks of metal” in me, but Astrocreep 2000 pushed me over the edge as far as focusing on music and (mostly) ignoring the lyrics with that massive guitar tone. I haven’t gotten to a point where I’m ready to give up Meshuggah, Revocation, Good Tiger, Mastodon, etc. etc. That’s not to say one should have to, but at the end of the day it is a bit hypocritical of me.

    I’ll definitely have to check out some of those mentioned in this thread. It’s a shame that the “Christian music” industry is just like any other commercial market, but that’s the way the world works. I told myself that I would “make Christian music that I actually wanted to listen to” and then proceeded to plop out 4 tracks that were as white-bread as anything. :p
     
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    Neal Morse, formerly of Spock's Beard, makes progressive rock with Christian lyrics. Not really my thing, lyrically or musically, but it might be what you're after.
     
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    As I Lay Dying. This song is called 'Through Struggle'.

     
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    Extol is at the top of the list for me
     
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    Phinehas - more metalcore than anything though
     
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    The whole band has been in my church, Michael Sweet lives in Plymouth just north of me
     
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    Early 90s Tourniquet
     
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    U2. Not heavy, but definitely Christian and have interesting songs. Achtung Baby and Zooropa especially had some wilder experimental stuff.

    Thrice. Not overtly Christian, but the singer definitely is and it shows in their lyrical content. Vhiessu is one of their more unusual albums.

    Mutemath. Similarly to Thrice, it's not necessarily overt but really tells in their lyrics. A lot of their stuff is prog-adjacent.
     
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    Good band!
     
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    Damn dude, almost like Revocation meets DTP! Almost wish they’d simplify the time signatures occasionally to give you a chance to breath, but this stuff is legit.

    Here’s to hoping they pull off a second record!
     
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