Are You Morbid?: A Heavy Metal Podcast

3 friends discuss metal with varying degrees of seriousness

XXVII - The Golden Age of Christian Metal

April 25th, 2018

A thorough, respectful, secular but far from complete look back at a sub-class of music that is mostly ignored by many metal fans, the Christian metal scene of the 80's and 90's. A time when labels like Intense, R.E.X. and Pure Metal were putting out albums on par with some of the heaviest hitters of the secular thrash, death, glam and power metal scene. Plus Forays into Goth, Industrial, Prog, Groove, Black and surprising connection to everyone's favorite horror punk band.    

Albums Discussed

Daniel Band - On Rock (1982)

Barnabas - Hear The Light (1980)

Resurrection Band - Colours (1980)

Jerusalem - Dancing on the Head of the Serpent (1987)

Petra - On Fire (1988)

Tourniquet - Stop the Bleeding (1990)

Mortification - Mortification (1991)

Vengeance Rising - Human Sacrifice (1988)

Believer - Extraction from Mortality (1989)

Deliverance - Deliverance (1989)

Seventh Angel - The Torment (1990)

Kryst the Conqueror - Deliver Us From Evil (N/A)

Veni Domine - Fall Babylon Fall (1991)

Saint - Time's End (1986)

Betrayal - Renaissance by Death (1991)

Matthias Steele - Haunting Tales of a Warrior's Past (1991)

Sardonyx - Majestic Serenity (1992)

Sacrament - Testimony of the Apocalypse (1990)

Eden - Adam's Dream (1993)

Bride - Live To Die (1988)

Barren Cross - Rock For The King (1986)

Whitecross - Whitecross (1987)

Messiah Prophet - Masters of Metal (1986)

Bloodgood - Detonation (1987)

Leviticus - Setting Fire to The Earth (1987)

Stryper - Soldiers Under Command (1985)

Trouble - Psalm 9 (1984)

Mortal - Lusis (1992)

Horde - Helling Usvart (1994)

Incubus - Serpent Temptation (1988)

X-Sinner - Get It (1989)

Living Sacrifice - Living Sacrifice (1991)

Paramæcium - Exhumed of the Earth (1993)

Savior Machine - Savior Machine I (1993)

Holy Soldier - Holy Soldier (1990)

Rage of Angels - Rage of Angels (1989)

Neon Cross - Neon Cross (1988)

Haven - Your Dying Day (1990)

Precious Death - Southpaw (1993)

Armageddon USA - The Money Mask (1989)

Recon - Behind Enemy Lines (1990)

Creed - The Sign of Victory (1990)

Detritus - Perpetual Defiance (1990)

Xalt - Dark War (1988)

Ashen Mortality - Sleepless Remorse (1996)

Ordained Fate - Ordained Fate (1992)

Zion - Thunder from the Mountain (1989)

Die Happy - Die Happy (1992)

Guardian - First Watch (1989)

Sacred Warrior - Master’s Command (1989)

Joshua - Surrender (1985)

The Crucified - The Crucified (1989)

Impellitteri - Answer to the Master (1994)

Kings X - Out of a Silent Planet (1988)

 

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