(or goth metal)
Possibly, what has been praised more than love is death.
How it sounds
Dark and melodic, hard and romantic, heavy and atmospheric, and all at the same time.
It is not uncommon for it to reach the limits of extreme or death metal, but always with melodic notes shining, like the stars in the night sky.
The most romantic metal music has, without falling into sweet and sour ballads.
Why listen to it
For all the above reasons and because it has a wonderful dark beauty.
For the quality of the compositions and because black it fits into metal music.
Because you are no longer 16 years old with erotic frustration and you do not want to get depressed listening to this music!
Where we meet it
Central Europe, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, and the USA, generally where it is very cloudy. But mainly in the UK, it started
When did it start
The early 1990s
Who are the pioneers
When Paradise Lost released their second album “Gothic”, the genre was born.
Also, other pioneers of the genre are: My Dying Bride (who remain faithful to the genre) and Anathema from England, Type O Negative from the USA, Tiamat and Katatonia from Sweden, The Gathering from The Netherlands, and the Norwegians Theater of Tragedy.
You have to listen
Moonspell, The 69 Eyes, Ad Inferna, Celtic Frost, Lacrimosa, Draconian, Sentenced, Poisonblack, For My Pain, A Pale Horse Named Death, Lacrimas Profundere, Fields Of The Nephilim, A Void Eternal, Rainarea.
Days of glory
In the ’90s, but also at the beginning of the century, many bands entered the charts.
It may not have the same success as in previous decades, but it is always consistently high and one of the most popular types of metal.
Too “stylish”, generally sells a lot of style, but which is accompanied by very good compositions.
What is it confused with
With post-metal, death metal, symphonic metal, doom metal, death doom and sometimes with alternative metal
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
Something like Adele, but in metal.
Basically, where you see a lot of women in a metal concert they will probably play Gothic metal.