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

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