1. Conviction – The Crimson Armada
When I was looking for something Christian, but also something really heavy (coming down off a Suicide Silence high) I found this and fell in love.
2. Flyleaf – Flyleaf
I’ve listened to Flyleaf for years, and I never thought they were Christian until I took a closer listen. After that, this album was fundamental in my early growth in Christ.
3. Define the Great Line – Underoath
4. Lost in the Sound of Separation – Underoath
These are my two favorite Underoath albums. After I was saved I decided to listen to their whole discography and I loved it all.
5. We Will Overcome – Close Your Eyes
I’ve listened to hardcore punk before but, when I heard “Song for the Broken” by Close Your Eyes, it quickly became my favorite thing to jam out to.
6. Children of Fire – Oh, Sleeper
A friend of mine showed me Oh, Sleeper last year, and I fell in love with this new style of metal. I’ve spent endless hours listening to this album.
7. The Light Meets the Dark – Tenth Avenue North
I decided to check Tenth Avenue North out before I went to their show, this was the only album around. Little did I know, Mr. Metalhead (me) would love and connect to every word this band said.
8. Rehab –Lecrae
I used to listen to Eminem religiously, but since I decided to drop religion and meet Jesus, I needed to check out some Christian rap. Lecrae is now my favorite rapper.
9. The Lost, The Sick, The Sacred – Inhale Exhale
What can I say? In my pre-Christian life I was the definition of emo, this album really hit home for me.
10. Anthem Song- Aaron Gillespie
Being a huge fan of Underoath, and a worshiper, I was bound to find this album. This album has some of my favorite worship songs ever.
My top ten list is not in a particular order, these were just my favorite albums in 2013. I’d love to hear yours.