Christian rock is a subgenre of rock music characterized by lyrics that emphasize Christian themes. Musically, this genre is comparable to rock, hardcore, and hard rock groups. The main distinction is that they all play songs about God, humility, religion, and other issues within the Christian context.
The Origins of the Genre
During the early years of rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm ‘n’ blues, many clergymen expressed disapproval of the musical movement as a whole and the musicians who played it in particular.
With the rise of rock bands and performers playing so-called Christian rock, the situation started to shift. The bands Mind Garage and Petra were the genre’s pioneers. This trend kept growing over time, and a festival with only Christian rock musicians grew out of it.
Christian Rock Bands
The number of bands who teach Christianity through their music is extensive and grows each year. The following popular bands deserve mention:
In addition to those bands, such as Starfield, FM Static, Antestor, Pillar, and War of the Ages, several lesser-known bands perform in this genre.