What Christian artists do you dig?

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I'm interested as to what everybody enjoys in terms of Christian music. As I'm sure everyone knows, it's a pretty diverse field. Do you like music that is unapologetic when it comes to mentioning Christ, or are you more a fan of subtle lyrics, where it's "wink, nudge, wink" to those who know and those who don't are (hopefully) left curious as to what the artist is referring to?
 
I like both, though I'd prefer an unpologetic approach, sometimes the subtle kind is pretty cool too. I enjoy a wide variety of artists. Everything from indie to death metal (only christian music of course). If you want me to list a bunch of artists I like then say the word.
 
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Please do list the bands you like.

What about bands that have made that sort of transition from unapologetic to subtle? Sort of like Skillet (Has anyone seen the music video to "Savior"? Talk about perplexing. Domestic abuse?) and Pillar recently I believe with "Where Do We Go From Here".

Then there's Anberlin...
 
Ok, for bands that have gone from unapologetic to subtle, Calibretto 13 is a big one. They used to be one of the most unapologetic bands ever, now they just sing about psychos and weird stuff. There's more to it than that, but I'd rather not go into it right now. For bands that I like alot, here we go.

The Agony Scene (Not christian anymore, so I won't buy their new CD)
As I Lay Dying
Ballydowse
Beloved
Blaster the Rocketman
Blindside
!BNB! All Stars
Brave Saint Saturn
Calibretto 13
The Chariot
Craig's Brother
The Deal
Demon Hunter
The Dingees
Disciple (old stuff)
Dogwood
Emery
Every New Day
Extol
Five Iron Frenzy (my favorite band)
Flatfoot 56
Hannover Saints
Haste The Day
Havalina Rail Co. (you can get the full CD of Russian Lullabies from thier website www.havalinaland.com)
He Is Legend
Headnoise
Holy Blood (even though they don't sing in english)
The Insyderz
Living Sacrifice
Lucerin Blue
mewithoutyou
MXPX
Nodes of Ranvier
Norma Jean
Officer Negative
P.O.D.
Project 86
Relient K (yeah, I like them despite the fact that the internet thinks they stink)
Roper
Saviour Machine
Slick Shoes
Squad 5-0
Stretch Arm Strong
Supertones
Theocracy
Training For Utopia
Underoath (older is better)
Virgin Black
Zao
Zippy Josh and the Ragtag Band

I like more than that too, but not as much as those listed.

EDIT: To anyone who saw the 3 band list, it submitted before I was done, and I didn't realize it.
 
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Oh, and back to this topic being about bands that go from unapologetic to subtle, Squad 5-0 is a great example of that kind of thing. In their second CD (which, unless you like punk with ska influences, don't get) they're praising the Lord, and all that jazz. It even has some pictures of them praying in a church and stuff like that in the booklet. Now if you go to their website at http://www.squadfive-o.com/music.asp , you can read the lyrics to their new songs like "Bye American" where they say the s-word, and of course they also sing about sex and other secular topics. It's sad to see bands that were once so hardcore for Christ sink down this far. And their style has changed dramatically since they were punk-ska. Now they're more like glam-rock.