|Cultural origins||Late 20th century|
Christian hardcore refers to hardcore punk bands that promote Christian beliefs. How these bands promote Christianity, and to what extent, varies between bands. Christian hardcore bands often openly state their beliefs and employ Christian imagery in their lyrics, and may be considered a part of the Christian music industry.
Fans of Christian hardcore music are not exclusively believers in the Christian religion. Thanks to some innovators in the hardcore movement such as Extol, Zao, Living Sacrifice, and the hardcore movement in general, the audience has become less exclusive. Though the audience of Christian music has changed over the years, the same underlying message of hope and truth still remains a cornerstone in the lyrics of Christian Hardcore.
List of notable Christian hardcore bands
|The Blamed||United States||1996|
|The Chariot||United States||2003|
|The Crucified||United States||1984|
|Living Sacrifice||United States||1989|
|No Innocent Victim||United States||1992|
|Point of Recognition||United States||1998|
|Scaterd Few||United States||1983|
|Stretch Arm Strong||United States||1992|
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Melding the best of thrash with elements of progressive metal and hard-core, 'Burial' is one unique musical journey you won't want to miss.
- Powell 2002, p. 334.
- Powell 2002, p. 630.
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- Christian Hardcore Interviews and Information
- God Save the Teens: Local Kids Seek a New Kind of Church Through Hardcore and Hip-Hop by Lauren Sandler in the Village Voice 30 May - 5 June 2001
- Review As I Lay Dying and Norma Jean by Ben Bishop in HM Magazine
- Rock and Pop > Christian Punk and Hardcore in the Yahoo! Directory