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