From Alice Cooper to Judas Priest, rock has always been thought of as the devil’s music. Rock legends Led Zeppelin even flirted with the tenets of infamous satanist and all-around bad guy Aleister Crowley at their most famous, while heavy metal bands like Black Sabbath and Slayer used satanic imagery all throughout their careers.
Though it appears that rock is decidedly dark-sided, Christian rock music has been plugging away for many years by appealing to audiences with less prurient impulses. While the genre seemed to be making headway during the 90s, the last few years have shown most Christian rock bands on the wane. This begs the question for lovers of God-based rock; does this wholesome genre still have a place in an increasingly secular world?