Well, it's pretty hard to know what the bands sounds like without any refererences, huh? Therefore I have made this chart so you can have a better understanding of what the Christian bands sounds like. This doesn't however mean that the Christian bands are clones of the Secular bands, but it's more like this: if you like this Secular (non-christian) band you may also like this Christian band. So, that's how the comparison chart works. I hope you will enjoy it and find it useful. If you have any references, comments etc you can send them to johannes@metalforjesus.org



Last updated 080123





HARDROCK/ MELODIC METAL

Band

Style Recommended if you like these bands

Amos

Gothic Metal

Angelica

Pop Metal/ Melodic Metal Mr Big, Extreme

Bishop Garden

Freak Kitchen, Dream Theater

Blood'n'Fire

Groovy Energetic Hardrock Guns'n'Roses, Living Colour

Bless

Melodic Hookbased Metal

Boanerges

Progressive Guitar Metal Stratovarios

Bride

Dirty Groovy Rock'n'roll Guns 'n' Roses

Charizma (early)

Melodic Rock/ Hardrock

Crystavox

Melodic Hardrock/Metal Skid Row, Warrant

David Zaffiro

Melodic Pop/Metal Joe Satriani, Bon Jovi, Winger

Eden

Melodic Guitarbased Metal with a bluesfeel Dokken, Kiss, Ratt

Electric

Glam Poison

Final Destiny

Hard Rock Kiss, White Lion, Journey, Bon Jovi

F.O.G

Crunchy 70s Metal Black Sabbath/Deep Purple

Guardian (early)

Melodic Hardrock with some bluesinfluencesWinger, Extreme, Tesla

Hallowed

Melodic Power Metal

Harmony

Guitarshredding Melodic Metal Yngwie Malmsteen

Heartcry

A mix of 70s and 80s Hardrock Deep Purple

Holy Soldier (early)

Commercial Melodic Metal Skid Row

In Vain

Groovy 70th Hardrock Doors, Led Zeppelin

Jerusalem

Melodic Hardrock with a 70s/80s feel Scorpions

Ken Tamplin

Melodic Hardrock/ Metal David Lee Roth, Bon Jovi, Poison

King James

Groovy Metal

Kratos

Hookladen Melodic Metal

Laudamus

Melodic Hardrock/Metal Styx

Leviticus

Melodic Hardrock/Metal Europe, Def Leppard

Mastedon

Commercial Melodic Hardrock Europe, Kansas

3rd Day Rising

Hardrock Motley Crue

Miracle

Melodic 80s Metal with highpitched vocals

Narnia

Melodic Guitarbased Classic Metal with lots of solos Yngwie Malmsteen, Rainbow

New Jerusalem

Classic 70s Hardrock Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Bad Company, Slaughter

Pastor Brad

80s Metal with plenty of guitar solos

Pursuit

Progressive Metal with a Classic Rock vibe Rush

Rage of Angels

Aggresive Melodic Metal Motley Crue

Randy Rose (early)

Hard Rock Danzig, Lenny Kravitz

Randy Rose (recent)

Hard Rock Danzig, Alice In Chains

Rivera/Bomma

Progressive Guitarbased Metal with some flamenco influences thrown in

Resurrection Band (Rez)

Bluesy 70s Hard Rock

Rosanna's Raiders

Femalefronted hardrock Heart, Vixen

Sacred Reign

Classic Hard Rock with a 90's flavor Van Halen,Canned Heat, Aerosmith

Scott Bradley

Melodic Hardrock / Glam Metal Poison

Seventh Avenue

Melodic Power Metal Helloween, Gammaray

Shining Force

Classic Metal

Shout

Pop Metal/ Melodic Metal Van Halen, Foreigner, Bon Jovi

Sin Dizzy

Hard Rock/ Groovy Metal

Slav Simanic

Guitarshredding Metal Joe Satriani

SonX

Hard Rock

Stryper

Heavy Melodic Metal with lots of hooksCinderella, White Lion, Dokken

Tykküs

Classic Heavy Metal Judas Priest

Third/Crow

Groove Hardrock/Metal

Trytan

Symphonic Progressive Metal Rush

VU

Commercial Hardrock/Metal Def Leppard

Wisdom Call

70s/80s Metal

XT

Hardrock


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HEAVY METAL/ CLASSIC METAL

Band

Style Recommended if you like these bands

Adiastasia

Symphonic Power Metal Helloween, Stratovarious, Angra, Freedom Call

Apostle

Classic 80s Metal with lots of flashy guitar solos Yngwie Malmsteen, Randy Rhodes, Tony MacAlpine, Joe Satriani

Barren Cross

Progressive Heavy Metal Iron Maiden

Bloodgood

Classic 80s Metal

Cruciferae (early)

Classic Metal/ Thrash Metal

David Benson

Ozzy Osbourne, Count Raven

Destra

Progressive Metal Dream Theater, Fates Warning

Divinefire

Heavy Fast Symphonic Metal with plenty of crunchy hooks Rhapsody meets Masterplan, Dragonforce, Kiuas, Mylidian,

Dynasty

Classic Heavy Metal

Halleluyah

Crunchy and fast Heavy Metal

Haven

Progressive Heavy Metal Dio, Fugazi

Krush (early)

Guitarbased Classic Metal with a 90s feel Winger, Randy Rhoades

Letter 7

Catchy & Melodic 80s Hardrock/Metal with lots of crunchy guitars

Lightmare

Classic Metal with influences from Speed Metal Helloween(early)

Majestic Vanguard

Melodic & Heavy Power Metal with a Progressive touch Avantasia, Edguy, Stratovarious, Sonata Arctica, Nocturnal Rites, Dream Theater

Messiah Prophet

Classic Heavy Metal

Modest Attraction

Real 70's Metal Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Sweet

Neon Cross (early)

Classic 80s Metal with heavy guitars and highpitched vocals Kind of like a heavier version of Def Leppard

Oratorio (early)

Power Metal Stratovarius

Philadelphia

Classic Metal Judas Priest, Riot, Virgin Steel, Omen

Poetry Of Dreams

Progressive Metal Fates Warning, Dream Theater

Preacher

Crunchy Heavy Metal/Thrash Metallica(early)

Recon

Heavy Metal Iron Maiden, Queensryche

Regime

Classic Metal Europe meets White Lion/Winger

Sacred Warrior

Classic Heavy Metal Iron Maiden, Queensryche

Saint

Heavy Heavy Metal Judas Priest, Sword, Grim Reaper, Breaker

Seventh Avenue

Power Metal Helloween

HB

Nightwish, Within Temptation

Shining Star

Guitarshredding Metal Yngwie Malmsteen

Smash Alley Underground

Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne

Sons of Thunder

Metallica (recent)

Teramaze

Progressive Melodic Power Metal Queensryche, Dream Theater

Test of Faith

Progressive Metal with Thrash influences Fates Warning

Themplo

Fast Heavy Metal

The Cross

Downtuned Heavy Metal

Theocracy

Melodic Power Metal Edguy, Avantasia, Symphony X, Stratovarius

Rob Rock

Melodic Heavy/Power Metal Axel Rudi Pell

Treasure Seeker

Melodic Power Metal Helloween (early), Gammaray

Ultimatum

Thrash Exodus, Accept, UDO

Watchmen

Melodic Hardrock Dio

Whitecross

Classic Heavy Metal with some bluesinfluences and tons of flashy guitar solos Ratt, Aerosmith, White Lion

X-Sinner

Boggie-Woggie Metal AC/DC, Def Leppard


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SPEED/ THRASH METAL  

Band

Style Recommended if you like these bands

Anaemia

Dark Atmospheric Metal Anathema, Exodus, My Dying Bride

Believer

Progressive Thrash Metal with Orchestral influences Kreator, Atheist, Sacrifice, Death

Betrayal

Speed/ Thrash MetalMegadeth, Testament

Consecrator

Thrash MetalKreator, Sacrifice

The Crucified

Hardcore/Thrash with some Punk influences Suicidal Tendencies, D.R.I

Decision D

Progressive Thrash from Holland

Deliverance (early)

Melodic Speed/Thrash Metallica, Testament, Anthrax, Flotsam & Jetsam, Vio-lence

Detritus

Thrash Metallica (early), Xentrix

Ethereal Scourge

Groovy Thrash Metal Pantera, Sepultura

Eternal Decision

Heavy/Thrash Metallica, Pantera mixed with Alice in Chains

Farfrumburnin

Punk/ Thrash

Generation

Heavy Industrial Thrash Nine Inch Nails, Ministry

Godfear

Groovy Metal Pantera, Korn

Godsent Humans

Thrash/Punk Gwar

Grave Forsaken

Thrash/Death

Jesus Freaks

Metallica

Living Sacrifice

Thrash Metal/MetalCore Sepultura, Slayer, Morgoth

Moshketeers

Thrash Metal

Necromanicide

Thrash Metal with some industrial, blackmetal and classic metal-influences

Oblivion

Aggressive Hardcore Metal Meshuggah

Oil

Groovy Metal Metallica (recent)

Once Dead

Heavy Thrash Metallica (early), Slayer

One Bad Pig

Thrash Metal with a Punk attitude Jawbox, Whale, Mr. Bungle

Palehorse

Oldschool Thrash Metal

Sacrament

Technical Speed/Thrash Metal Silver Chair, Realm, Atheist, (old) Slayer, Testament

Sculpture

Thrash / Death Metal Kreator, Sepultura

Seventh Angel

Brittish Thrash with a Doom-feel Re-Animator, Sabbat

Step Cousin

Thrash with some death influences

Temple of Blood

Oldschool Thrash with highpitched vocals Testament, Megadeth, Annihilator, Toxik, Realm, Nasty Savage,

Theocracy AD

Thrash/Death/Hardcore Metal

Tourniquet (early)

Progressive and experimental Thrash Mercyful Fate, Realm

Tourniquet (recent)

Progressive and experimental Thrash Megadeth

Towne Cryer

Dark Heavy Metal/Thrash

Vengeance Rising(early)

Real Thrash Slayer, Dark Angel, Death, Kreator


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DEATH METAL

Band

Style Recommended if you like These Mainstream bands

Acoustic Torment

Melodic Death Metal with some Black influences

Antidemon

Crunchy Thrashy Death Metal with some punk influences

Crimson Thorn

American Death Metal Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Carcass, Napalm Death, Brutal Truth, Suffocation

Corpse

Oldschool Death Metal Grave, Dismember, Cannibal Corpse

Cruciferae (recent)

Melodic Death Metal

Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Nasum

Dead Pharisees

Grind and Hardcore Metal D.R.I.

Death List

Death Metal Carcass, Sepultura, Obituary, Morbid Angel, Benediction

Death Poems

Melodic Death Metal and Gothic Doom

Deuteronomium (early)

Melodic Death Metal Amorphis

Deuteronomium (recent)

Groove death/thrash Kreator meets Motorhead, like recent Entombed and Carcass, Behexen

Discern

Oldschool Death Metal Morbid Angel, Immolation

Embodyment

Death Metal with Hardcore vocals

Empty Tomb

Grindcore Carcass

Encryptor

Experimental Death Metal/Grindcore Incantation, Disgorge, Cinerary, Suffocation

Extol (early)

Experimental Death Metal

Feast Eternal

Death Metal Bolt Thrower, In Flames

Groms

Technical Death Metal with some Classical Metal influences Kreator, Oppressor, Death

Hearken

Traditional Death Metal (early) Death

Hilastherion

Melodic and Progressive Death Metal with plenty of guitar solos Children of Bodom

Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Epic Brutal Technical Death/Grind Vital Remains, The Berzerker, Cryptopsy, Dying Fetus, Aborted, Hate Eternal

Immortal Souls

Gothenburg Death Metal Children of Bodom, In Flames, Dark Tranquillity

Lament (early)

Progressive Death-metal with Classical Metal influences Autopsy

Metanoia

Death Metal with influences from Classic Metal Obituary

Ministros Del Santuario

Death Metal Obituary, Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation

Morbid Sacrifice

80s Death Metal Napalm Death (post-grindcore era), Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Death, Obituary, Pestilence

Mortification (early)

Groovy Death Metal Deicide, Bolt Thrower

Noiz

Death Metal

Pantokrator

Brutal and Melodic Death Metal Children of Bodom

Renascent

Progressive & Symphonic Death Metal Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Nocturnus

Sacrificium

Brutal Death MetalCarcass, Obituary, Arch Enemy

Scourged Flesh


Schaliach

Melodic Deathmetal with Classical Metal influences Amorphis

Sympathy

Fast, Progressive & Brutal Death Metal Suffocation, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse

Tinnitus

Progressive Death Metal

Tormented Death

Death Metal Cannibal Corpse

Tortured Conscience

Death Metal Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Gorguts, Regurgitate

Vengeance Rising (recent)

Death/Thrash Metal Death, Slayer, Morbid Angel

Vomitorial Corpulence

Grindcore Avulsed

World To Ashes

Melodic Death Metal Soilwork, In Flames


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BLACK METAL

Band

Style Recommended if you like these bands

Admonish

Swedish Black Metal

Asbuk

Black Metal from Brazil

Antestor

Atmospheric doomy death-metal with blackmetalvocals and influences from Norwegian folk songs Primordial, Burzum

Arvinger

Majestic Viking Metal

Crimson Moonlight (early)

Atmospheric Black Metal Dissection, Dimmu Borgir, Marduk

Crimson Moonlight (recent)

Ultrafast & Brutal Black Metal Dissection, Marduk

Divine Symphony

Melodic Symphonic Black Metal with lots of classic metal influences Dimmu Borgir

Frosthardr

Oldschool Black Metal Mayhem

Frost Like Ashes

Black Metal Cradle of Filth, Immortal, Gehenna

Holy Blood

Epic Folk Black Metal Moonsorrow, Suidakra (old), Pagan Reign, Finntroll, Turisas

Horde

Traditional Black Metal Darkthrone, Immortal, Marduk, Bathory

Moriah

Atmospheric black metal

Mordecai

Melodic Black Metal Dark Tranquility, Dissection

Parakletos

Atmospheric Black Metal with plenty of classic metal influences Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth

Shadows of Paragon

Black metal

Sanctifica (early)

Medieval Atmospheric Blackmetal Emperor, Satyricon, Dimmu Borgir

Sanctifica (recent)

Experimental Metal Opeth

Vaakevandring

Athmospheric Epic Black Metal with lots of synths and relaxing melodies Dimmu Borgir, Covenant, Emperor

Vardoger

Folk influenced Black Metal Enslaved

Vixivi

Traditional Black Metal Quarthon


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DOOM METAL

Band

Style Recommended if you like these bands

Last Chapter

Heavy Doom Metal Solitude Aeturnus, Candlemass, Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus

Mirador

Progressive Doom Metal

Paramaecium

Gothic Doom Metal My Dying Bride, November's Doom, Cathedral, Anathema

Purgation

Groovy Doom Metal with a hint of Tool Solitude Aeturnus, Black Sabbath, Tool

Place of Skulls

Pentagram, Black Sabbat

Troglodyte Dawn

Mix of Classic Doom and Ambient music Black Sabbath, Outback, Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream

Seventh Angel

Doom Metal with Thrash influences Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, (old) Testament

Veni Domine

Progressive Heavy Doomy Metal with vocals in the veins of Queensryche Candlemass, Queensryche (early)


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MISCELLEANOUS HARD MUSIC

Circle of Dust

Heavy Industrial Rammstein, Ministry, Razed in Black

Demon Hunter (early)

Metalcore Slipknot, Killswitch Engage

Disciple

Groovy Metalcore Drowning Pool

Mortal

Industrial Nine Inch Nails

Rackets & Drapes

Guitar driven Industrial Metal Marilyn Manson

N.I.V

Hardcore Sick Of It All

Underoath

From First To Last

38th parallel

Linkin Park

P.O.D


Becoming The Archetype

As Blood Runs Black, Lamb of God

Painted Soul

Heavy and Melodic Metalcore Mudwayne

Forevertree

Alice In Chains

EDL

Rage Against the Machine

Mortal Treason

Killswitch Engage

Saviour Machine

Goth

Tornskin

Nine Inch Nails

Thousand Foot Crutch

Linkin Park, Korn

ZAO

Atreyu



I NEED YOUR HELP!

As you can see there are some blanks in
the tables that need to be filled. I need your
help to fill them so these comparison charts
will be as good as possible. So if you have
any references, comments etc let me know.

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