What is Christian Metal Music?
Christian Metal Music is really almost the complete opposite of black metal, so is sometimes called, not surprisingly white metal. It’s heavy metal music which has a christian message and is more of a concept really rather than a music genre, it has no specific characteristics musically except that it gives out the message of christianity and faith. It emerged during the late 1970’s as another method of evangelizing and getting the message across to the younger section of the population.
Representative Christian Metal Musicians
Christian Metal Musicians are often simply professed christians who generally perform to other christians. The genre has therefore been pretty much ignored in the mainstream music scene although one group from Los Angeles – Stryper – did enjoy success during the 1980’s. Other groups which were pretty notable during the early 1980’s were Saint, Leviticus and Messiah Prophet.