Thursday, March 31, 2011

My top Five favorite Christian Metal Bands...

Some of these bands will be familiar to you, some will not.  Why only five and not ten, or more?  Five is all I have time for!  So, Here we go!!

#5.   Joshua.  Commercial metal band led by stellar guitarist Joshua Perahia, this band once included Ken Tamplin of Shout.

#4. Impellitteri...  Awesome commercial band led by guitarist Chris Impellitteri, and featuring THE voice of Heavy Metal, Rob Rock.  In 2008 Guitarworld Magazine named Chris Impellitteri as one of the Fastest Guitarists of all time, included in the list with Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, and Yngwie Malmsteen.

3#  Tourniquet.  One of the first Christian Thrash Metal bands, these guys are still recording new music.

#2. Guardian.  Their first three albums are classic '80's metal.  When Jamie Rowe replace original lead singer Paul Crawley, he brought a Bluesy edge to their music.  They lost me when they started performing Modern Rock/Alternative music later, but the first three albums are great enough to get them to #2 on my list.

#1. Stryper.  I don't even need to give any history here.  Christian Metal would not exist if these guys hadn't broken through a lot of barriers.  Sure they made some mistakes, they're human beings after all.  But a sincere love for Christ and a passion to see people come to know Him, and a lot of talent (I once told a friend that these guys could record a bluegrass album, and it would rock,) puts them at the top.  STRYPER ROCKS!!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Hi There!

Hey, sorry I haven't been able to post any new blogs lately.  Life's been busy and my internet has been down for about a month (still isn't fixed.)  I've been listening to Stryper's new one, and that made me go back and dig out more of my old Christian Metal albums, so sometime soon, I'll post a blog about that.  Meanwhile, God Bless you all, & I'll talk to you soon.