Gothic Metal

Gothic metal bands tend to write songs with a slightly more orchestral feel to them, frequently with pronounced keyboard/piano interplay and occasionally other instruments such as violins making appearances. Often the vocal style of such bands is a dead giveaway, with either choirs or the so-called "beauty and the beast" style (a male, growling vocalist paired with a more angelic female voice) often employed. The vast majority of bands who feature a female lead vocalist (excepting the rare female extreme metal vocalists such as Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy and Karyn Crisis of Crisis) are usually considered gothic metal bands. Theatre Of Tragedy, in their early years, was a prime example of this style (though they have transformed into quite a different style now), with bands such as Tristania and The Gathering also releasing prototypical gothic metal albums at least at some point in their careers.

The Aerium Endless Paradise Lost
After Forever Enid Penumbra
Alas Entwined The Provenance
Artrosis Epica Rain Fell Within
As Divine Grace Eternal Deformity ReVamp
Asrai Eternal Tears Of Sorrow Satyrian
Asterius Evensong Saviour Machine
Avec Tristesse EverEve Sentenced
Battlelore Eyes Of Eden Septicflesh
Before The Dawn Flowing Tears Septic Flesh
The Blood Divine Forest Stream Shadows Dance
Cadaveria Galadriel Silentium
Carnarium Golden Dawn The Sins Of Thy Beloved
Catafalque Havayoth Sirenia
Cemetary Heavenwood Sirrah
Cemetary 1213 Interitus Dei Slumber
Chalice Lacrimas Profundere Somnus
Crematory Lake Of Tears Theatre Of Tragedy
Cultus Sanguine Leaves' Eyes Tower
Darkwell Macbeth Trail Of Tears
Darzamat Madder Mortem Tristania
Dawn Of Solace Mental Home Valkyria
Delain Midnattsol Via Mistica
Desdemona Moonlyght Virgin Black
Draconian Mortemia The Vision Bleak
Eisheilig Nightfall Within Temptation
Elegeion Oceans Of Sadness Without Face
Elis Octavia Sperati Xandria

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