P.O.D. is a NuMetal[=/=]AlternativeRock band formed in 1992 in California. The band is an example of both NuMetal and ChristianRock, and is also known for incorporating significant {{Reggae}} influences, which decidedly causes the band's sound to stand out among their nu/alternative metal peers. In later years, however, the band shifted from its original RapRock/Nu Metal sound toward a more AlternativeRock sound, with more singing as opposed to rapping, and lighter instrumentation.

* ''Snuff The Punk'' (1994)
* ''Brown'' (1996)
* ''The Fundamental Elements Of Southtown'' (1999)
* ''Satellite'' (2001)
* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Payable On Death]]'' (2003)
* ''Testify'' (2006)
* ''When Angels & Serpents Dance'' (2008)
* ''Murdered Love'' (2012)
* ''The Awakening'' (2015)
* AgreeToDisagree: In "Ghetto":
-->''We don't always see things the same;''\\
''We should agree to disagree.''
* AlliterativeName: Sonny Sandoval. Averted with his real first name, which is Paul.
* AlternativeRock: Their later work.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Sonny Sandoval, owing to his Mexican-Italian-Chamorro (indigenous Pacific Islander)-Hawaiian ancestry.
* TheBlindLeadingTheBlind: Discussed in the song "Youth of the Nation".
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: In "Sounds Like War":
-->''Sounds like it's war to me:''\\
''Peace, love and casualties.''
* ChristianRock: They're more subtle than most bands in the genre, though. You can still enjoy the band, regardless of your faith. This is probably the reason why they are one of the more successful examples; see GettingCrapPastTheRadar below.
** Their first two albums were '''''quite''''' less subtle though; their first album containing a song titled "Abortion is Murder"; their second actually containing a song titled "Preach", while both albums contain many Biblical references. They presumably toned it down to attract attention from mainstream record labels. However, they are still unabashedly Christians and aren't afraid to get in your face about it away from their music.
* DramaticDrop: Discussed in "Know Me":
-->''So, uh, drop what you're doing and stop and stare at me;''\\
''Not who you are, 'cause you're just too scared to be.''
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Their first album ''Snuff the Punk'' is heavily influenced by crossover thrash and sounds like a Christian Biohazard.
* FunWithAcronyms: P.O.D. stands for "'''P'''ayable '''O'''n '''D'''eath", of course.
** Also mentioned in "Brown", when the initials of "B.R.O.W.N." stand for "'''B'''elieve, '''R'''eceive, '''O'''btain, '''W'''ithstand, '''N'''ever die."
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Of a sort. Since the label "ChristianRock" is essentially a kiss of death for any band looking for mainstream fame, the band writes lyrics in such a way as to avoid making direct references to their faith, while making it clear that they're believers. It worked well enough that subsequent Christian rock bands (such as Music/{{Flyleaf}}, Skillet and Music/{{Creed}}) have done the same thing.
** They get crap past their ChristianRock fan base on several occasions as well. "Lights Out" contains the line "we tore the roof off this mother". "On the Grind", featuring members of "secular" hip hop groups Psycho Realm and Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., is PG-rated GangstaRap replete with references to violent thuggery and "pimpin'". The same song unambiguously mentions the female genitalia in its first verse. On several songs the band refer to themselves as "[=OGs=]" (original gangsters). The mild profanities "hell yeah" and "damn" show up on "If It Wasn't for You" and "Kaliforn-Eye-A", respectively. Their early song "Live and Die" samples a line from "Gangsta Gangsta" by [[Music/{{NWA}} N.W.A.]], "And here's the plot: takin' niggaz out with a flurry of buckshots."
** An aversion happened with a song on their latest album, ''Murdered Love'', called "I Am." This song was heavily edited and/or taken off some releases because of a PrecisionFStrike that occurs in the chorus.
* GodIsLoveSongs: Or "Jah-Is-Love Songs", as their lyrics would say, with "Jah" meaning God.
* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: At the very end of "Brown".
* Film/TheMatrix: "Sleeping Awake", a song they recorded for "The Matrix Reloaded".
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Payable On Death'', ''When Angels & Serpents Dance''.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: 6 or 7, while their softer tracks fall at 4-5 and their heaviest songs in the lower 8 range.
* NowILayMeDownToSleep: Parodied in "Southtown":
-->Could be the next guy that you take before I wake,\\
Now I lay me down to sleep, eyes tight, when I pray.
* NuMetal
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Sonny - real name Paul Joshua Sandoval, as well as Wuv - real name Noah - Bernardo. Also, Traa's real name is Mark Daniels.
* OutOfGenreExperience: Aside from the ''very'' brief rapped segment, "America", their song with Music/{{Santana}}, is a lot closer to straightforward HeavyMetal than their usual material.
* PostHardcore: ''Payable on Death'' has subtle elements of this.
* RapRock: Their earlier work.
* SubliminalSeduction: Not in the form of backmasking, but in the second chorus of "Set Your Eyes to Zion", you can hear Sonny explaining what Jah means if you listen closely. This was done in response to backlash from evangelical Christian websites and reviewers.
* TakeThatCritics: ''Anything Right'' is about how no matter what they do, they'll be criticized either for being too religious, or not religious enough.