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Christian metal, also known as white metal is a musical genre that combines the screaming guitars and pounding drums of heavy metal with Christian lyrics.

The first Christian metal band is usually said to be Jerusalem, though Stryper were the first to popularize the genre.

Because heavy metal is more often associated with imagery of sex and satanism, this has drawn frequent criticism from within the church. However, Christian metal bands have persisted and range in style from overtly evangelistic groups like the earlier incarnations of Stryper (who were known for regularly throwing Bibles into the audience) to those such as King's X who have sought to avoid the label while still demonstrating a strong Christian influence in many of their lyrics.

Christian Metal bands include:

Note: Contrary to popular beliefs, Creed is not a Christian metal band. More specifically, Creed's music is not metal.

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Comparisons of Christian Metal to Mainstream Metal chart