This is a super fun list to put together! At Tentmaker we seek to promote all genre's of music so far as they are seeking to bring glory to God in and through their music! If you are reading this list and you think there is a band that should be on it, please, please, please leave a comment with a link or two to said band so we can check them out!! Only thing we ask (beside them being a Christian band) is that they be an independent/underground band.
Let's get started!
Number 5: Relent
"Relent is projected to be the next artist to take the Numetal/ Hard Rock genre by storm with their latest single “Changed”. For fans of P.O.D and Sevendust. Formed in early 2016, “Relent” hit the scene with their first single “Rise” that quickly became a fan favorite. With a unique in your face style that is often compared to musical Giants such as , P.O.D, Sevendust, Linkin Park, and Breaking Benjamin, its hard to believe that the label “Christian” is something they wear very proudly. Their message and passion is all wrapped up in a ball of intensity in their live performances. They are projected to be the biggest act to come out of the Christian Rock Scene since the early days of P.O.D." (Taken from their bio)
Visit www.Relentband.com for more information & be sure to read our review of their new album "Heart Attack" here
Number 4: From These Ruins
"With a message of brokenness, hope, love and compassion, From These Ruins know no boundaries. Their personal histories are not what you might expect from a faith based band. Rather, their message- as you might expect comes from personal experiences and their personal pasts, making for a powerful experience for the listener." (Taken from their bio)
“From These Ruins is a stand-up and stand-out band that is poised for greatness. They have enough character to last them a long, long time. Don’t be afraid of their sound, embrace it. Don’t just listen to them, tell someone about them. From These Ruins is what Metal is all about.” Greg’s Take – NanobotRock.com
Visit https://www.fromtheseruins.com for more information
Number 3: Every Knee Shall Bow
"Few bands today strike with the power and ferocity it takes to truly drive the listener to submission—Arkansas-based American Metal act Every Knee Shall Bow is one of them. Storming onto the scene with intense, punishing instrumentation and lacerating, excruciating vocals, this young but prodigally talented act have taken the underground by storm and forcing fans of heavy, exigent—yet faith-filled—music to their knees. It wasn't until mid-2013 that the band released their first full length album, Slayers of Eden, which took the metal world by storm. Packed with razor sharp, jarring riffs, pummeling percussion and sinister, brutalizing breakdowns, the intensity on Slayers of Eden is record-breaking. These young but masterful musicians combine clever and crushing songwriting with faith and emotional conviction to create an immersive experience that captivates the listener both on record and in person—making Every Knee Shall Bow a band you will definitely want to get on your feet for." (Taken from their bio)
Visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/everykneeshallbow for more information.
Number 2: We Are Victory
We very much enjoyed the use of Scripture over a punishing music bed! The diversity displayed in their music is also well done as they go from ballistically heavy to beautifully melodic in an instant. If you are into dynamic metal bands that aren't afraid to go from one extreme to the next than we think you will enjoy We Are Victory as much as we do!
Visit https://www.facebook.com/WeAreVictoryMusic to learn more.
Number 1: Bloodlines
Four member band located in Brownsville, TX. Bloodlines is a Christian Hardcore/Metalcore band that wishes to spread the love and hope of Jesus Christ. (Taken from their bio) What I love most about this is that this is their full bio on Facebook, how awesome is that! for more information.
Visit https://www.bloodlinestx.com for more information.
They just released their album "Hostile | Minds" and it is amazing! Check out our review and listen to some songs, you won't regret it!
Thank you for taking the time to check this list out! We hope that you found some new bands to rock out to! Again, if you know of an underground/independent metal band that we should know about, please leave us a comment with a link or two! Thanks again! God Bless!