I love Christian rock music. What is Christian rock? Think Relient K, Hawk Nelson, Stellar Kart, etc etc. This is NOT hard rock like Skillet or Red. That is for a whole different article. Similar to my previous piece about 5 Christian movies to check out, this is 5 Christian rock bands you probably have not heard of (but should check out). The rule here is that the band needs to not have any gold/platinum records and/or any top 10 hits. The list will be in alphabetical order.
I ran across Abandon a few years ago at a Newsboys concert. I was immediately into what I heard and the single “Hero” really wanted me to check this group out. I’m glad I did as they are quite fantastic. Now their lead singer is the lead singer for Audio Adrenaline.
Honestly, I have no idea how I ran across these guys and their, unique to Christian music, sound. I have their first two albums and they are off the wall. They are a high energy punk band on one album and the next is a synthpop sound. Why? I have no idea but it is a welcome change. “It’s Beautiful” is easily their best song in my opinion. Apparently they are now signed with a Japanese record label so… I don’t know what is going on with them anymore.
Everyday Sunday peaked in 2007 with Wake Up! Wake Up! Since then they released a mediocre at best album. After that they released another album four years later independently. I bet you are enticed to check them out, huh? Well let me reassure you that they released three albums between 2002 and 2007, which are all good and were overlooked upon release. They are still around today and could easily come right back to the limelight.
The Lasting Hope
After three bands that are past their prime or run off to Japan (Seriously EleventySeven? Don’t even write me a postcard), it is nice to have some new bands to show you that have unlimited potential. The Lasting Hope has been on Geeks Under Grace before with an interview (read that HERE) and an album review (read that HERE). They are similar to Relient K and Hawk Nelson though I am sure they will find their own sound soon enough. “Something New” is the single that never gets old for me.
Yet another new band that just released their debut album. We also interviewed them (HERE) and reviewed their album (HERE). They are all killer and no filler in my opinion, which is great when purchasing a full album. If you dig Fireflight or Paramore then I recommend Theody. Even if you don’t like the aforementioned bands, I would STILL recommend Theody. They are that good.
What bands did I not mention here that I should in the future? Let me know in the comments.