Fast, loud and furious — these are the elements of hardcore. From its inception in the late s, hardcore began to pick up the attitudes and messages employed by the first punk bands, setting them to driving guitar and drum lines that were more wildly uncontrolled than those played by earlier bands that fell under the punk description. Faster and heavier than other contemporary punk bands, hardcore songs were often very short and very frenzied. In the beginning, hardcore punk was primarily a phenomenon in the states. Hardcore punks rose to popularity in the late '70s and early '80s , happening in multiple cities throughout the U. Musicians that had been raised on heavy metal but were being influenced by punk were taking these two influences, combining them, and speeding them up into something exciting and unheard of.
The birth of contemporary Christian music dates back to the late s, but Christian rock came into its own in the s  fueled by bands such as Stryper. Billboard magazine started to post the top 10 Christian rock songs, and some radio stations [ which? This list excludes bands that are primarily heavy metal or hardcore punk ; those bands appear in the list of Christian metal artists and list of Christian hardcore bands , respectively. The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music defines contemporary Christian music CCM as "music that appeals to self-identified fans of contemporary Christian music on account of a perceived connection to what they regard as Christianity ". Some artists resist the "Christian rock" label, but are still identified under the label by outside sources. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Christian hardcore is a subgenre of hardcore punk primarily distinguished by its lyrical focus on Christian themes and values, although former Burden of a Day guitarist Bryan Honhart has suggested that the genre also possesses sonic distinctions. This list consists of Christian bands that play hardcore punk or any hardcore punk subgenres. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
From the late s and the underground days of the Resurrection Band to the 21st century, Christian hard rock has twisted, turned and grown. However, one thing has remained the same—the reason they sing and play. All the bands in this list make music for the Lord.