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Theocracy

With a sound rooted firmly in the prog and power metal traditions of bands like Dream Theater and Iced Earth, Theocracy has been delivering sprawling metal with a Christian spin since its inception in 2002. Initially a solo effort of Matt Smith, who played all of the instruments on Theocracy's self-titled debut in 2003, the project became a full-fledged band when the Athens, Georgia-based Smith eventually recruited other musicians -- guitarists Jonathan Hinds and Val Allen Wood, bassist Jared Oldham, and drummer Shawn Benson -- to his heavy metal cause. With Smith handling vocals, the quintet released the second Theocracy album, 2008's Mirror of Souls, on Nightmare Records, and followed up with a third album, As the World Bleeds, in 2011. ~ Gregory Heaney, Rovi
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Nice white metal band. Spreading God's name!
I just got as the world bleeds and it is the biggest most eppic new-school old-school fusion band ever! the songs are long and full of face melting guitar solos some of the solos are so long it feels like ther is a solo within the solo SO AWESOME loe their message and sound!
Wow this is an amazing band!!!!!!Ev e r since I purchased the first CD I have been hooked on this group.I hope they come play in los angeles some day.
Phenomenal group.
Bio say's it started as solo project with same guy playing ALL the instruments. . . t a l e n t e d . Of course he played them individually , but he had to learn how to play each one. Imagine a concert with him trying to play everything lol.
nicko252008
Got Mirror of souls on Vinyl AWESOME!!!
I love they rock for Christ that rules
Yo pandora! Just because I like theocracy does not mean I like the other Christian "metal" crap you keep playing on my theocracy channel. None of these bands sound remotely like theocracy or progressive power metal. Usually they do good with finding similar stuff and I find plenty of new bands. Not so with a theocracy playlist. Breaking Benjamin, disciple, Petra etc have nothing in common with theocracy aside from being Christian bands.
I am digging the fact that they can actually sing and harmonize while still playing amazing metal. CRANK IT!!!
Awesome love it
They need to vary there tempo more.
Love them
Wynter Fever...
Pretty awesome prog/power metal group. Sounds more like a rhapsody of fire or stratovariou s than DT or iced earth as the review says
Like them a whole lot cant wait for more albums to come
Definitely my favorite band.
aceofhull
Best Christian Prog. Band
lol. @Andrew. this is a different Matt Smith. i've decided they're both epic but this guy isn't the doctor.
Matt Smith— Isn't he the Doctor?
Wow...thats all I can say
Love their songs, music, style, name, guitar solos, lyrics
Everything
Great
Music!
Love these guys. Matt smith is my hero!
Love this band gas a Christian message and awesome sounding music!
In case no one knows, they release a Christmas song every year. Its a free download from their website if you join their online club thing. By joining you dont get anything else you just add to the number of fans they have. Cool songs for sure.
GOD RULES!!!!!!! ! ! THE END IS COMING!BE READY TO GO!!!
nicko252008
This is the best new metal band. It's like Iron maiden had a baby with killswitch and dream theater. AWESOME!!!
I made a pandora station with Theocracy as the only seed and so far...not one single song from Theocracy has played yet. What's up?
their new album is awesome! they've got it on spotify, i hope pandora can get license to play it too.
chandler.5
they're missing two of their three albums...:( but these guys sure blow mind
nicko252008
God rocks!!!! If you like Theocracry, check out deliverence, or guardian. they rock too!!!!
rkirkw
I have seen Theocracy live twice. Once opening for Sonata Arctica and the other opening for Crimson Glory. They can really hold their own with the big names. Can't wait for the new album to come out soon.
I'm glad I stubbled on this band. They remind me of my favorites in metal like Kamelot, Blind Guardian, Helloween, and Rhapsody, but with the artists they're linked to, I agree it makes it hard making a station for Theocracy
aoeg
Agreed. The list of similar artists totally sucks. Please fix it, and not based on their Christian faith...but on their musical genre. Thanks.
they need to fix their "music genome" for this artist. it is powermetal in genre: hard rock roots, heavy metal riffs, minor key tonality, all that jazz. as much as i love jeremy camp, aside from lyrical content i fail to see the similarity.

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