Family Force 5
Family Force 5 represent a new school of Christian rock; they combine a range of styles that touches on emocore, Outkast-spawned dirty Southern hip-hop and '80s throwback dance pop, all while offering practically zero references to their faith (which they nevertheless take very seriously). Both lauded and panned for submerging said themes, the band has developed a major league following in the ACCM scene with three EPs and a pair of full-lengths in conjunction with numerous appearances at various Christian music festivals, where they undoubtedly confuse roughly ninety percent of the audience. With a nucleus of three brothers (Solomon, Jacob and Joshua Olds -- all children of '90s CCM artist Jerome Olds) leading the charge, the kids signed with both Maverick (for the secular) and Gotee (for the Christian folks) and delivered a rap metal debut, Business Up Front/Party in the Back in 2006. The more club-oriented Dance or Die followed in 2008.