This band is a little on the edgy side and has dabbled in the secular world. But they are still a favorite among the church’s youth. Some of their songs may seem meaningless at first, that is, until you listen to the lyrics instead of letting the whole “hard-rock” thing overwhelm you. Take “Monster” for instance. The first time or two people hear it, most think it’s a song about a guy who’s turning into a monster. Upon further examination of the lyrics, some have realized that this song is actually about a man who is afraid of his own anger, and is anxious that his past sins will come back…without the help of God.
These guys are more focused on the ministry than the music, but the music is still awesome. Their laid-back style makes them a favorite among youngsters and seniors both. Their hits include ‘I Can Only Imagine’, ‘word of god speak’, ‘god with us’, ‘greater’ and ‘so long self’. No matter where you are in your walk, this band is a good listen.
This one’s kind of out of left field, but they’re still amazing. News Boys have covered many classic worship songs and done them well. A few titles include ‘mighty to save’ ‘Jesus Freak’, ‘One Shot’, and ‘Your Love Never Fails’. They have a pop-rock kind of feel but are sure to get you moving.
Last, but not least, we have Casting Crowns. Their lyrics are arguably some of the most meaningful, hard-hitting and unforgettable in existence. Mark Hall, the lead singer, is a youth minister and draws inspiration from his experiences with young people. In fact, every member of the band is involved in some type of ministry. No wonder their songs are so inspirational, right? Songs like ‘What If His People Prayed?’, ‘Courageous’, ‘Who Am I?’, ‘Stained Glass Masquerade’, ‘American Dream’, and “Until The Whole World Hears’ are just a small taste of their extensive playlist.
Well, that’s it. Five bands with amazing reputations that aren’t all hype. They’re Christian and they rock, so give them a listen and you’re sure to be hooked.