What goth bands are cool?
Christian Death(deathrock) <- the outspoken core of DEATHROCK
The Misfits(horror punk)
45 Grave(deathrock/surf bat)
Zombie Ghost Train(gothabilly)
Inkubus Sukkubus(gothic rock/darkwave)
Siouxsie And The Banshees(goth rock)
London After Midnight(goth rock/gothic industrial)
The 69 Eyes(goth and roll)
Alice Cooper(Glam Metal) <- not goth, but do not deny the original ghoul rocker
Nightwish(gothic metal/symphonic gothic/operatic gothic)
Theatres des Vampires(gothic black metal/vampire rock)
Anorexia Nervosa(symphonic black metal/gothic black metal) <- very "black" \../
Cradle of Filth(gothic black metal/black metal) <- only principle of evil through midian...
Danzig(blues metal) <- founded the misfits and samhain, inspired the term horror punk, he is accepted umongst all the ghoulies
These are some proper goth albums you should check out:
The Cure - 'Faith', 'Pornography', 'Disintegration'
The Cult - 'Love'
Bauhaus - 'In The Flat Field', 'The Sky's Gone Out', 'Mask'
Bands such as My Chemical Romance, Evanescence, HIM, The Rasmus...etc would be classed as modern goth because of their image or song lyrics. Their influences would probably be from proper 80s goth bands. Some would argue they're not goth at all, but that's a matter of opinion. MCR has some elements of goth in their image and music. Their music video for 'Helena' consisted of a ballet dancer rising from the dead. And the make-up they used to wear was pretty gothic: black or red eyeshadow and pale faces and black hair.
It's the same for Evanescence, really. Frontwoman Amy Lee's image is very gothic: long black hair and dark eyes and beautiful goth dresses. And some songs are creepy and full of emotional or angry lyrics.
*Nods.* A lot of these people who just posted don't really know what goth bands are. They aren't these mainstream bands that we hear on the radio so frequently.
One of the originals (if not the original goth rock band) was Bauhaus. Very good stuff. Siouxsie and the Banshees is excellent, Lacrimosa, Theatre of Tragedy which I enjoy quite a bit. Temple of Rain, Christian Death, The Cruxshadows, and so on. There are many goth bands out there, but, alas, their musical talent is never put to the radio.
My recommendations are Bauhaus, Theatre of Tragedy, The Cruxshadows, and Siouxsie and the Banshees.
There are LOADS of good goth bands.
Some of my Personal favourites are:
The Sisters of Mercy
Siouxsie and the Banshees
These are all classic goth bands, then there is more modern Goth/Metal bands such as
Cradle of Filth
Then you can move onto industrial or CyberGoth with
Goth music is very varied..Hope you find some stuff you like =)
oh and ignore there guys that are giving rock or other metal suggestions - they don't know what they're talking about
I'm laughing at the various posts including
MCR, Disturbed, Slipknot, Maralyn Manson etc.
I mean... Come on! If you see someone asking for good "goth" bands.. Why do you give these emo, or "nu" metal bands? You clearly nothing about either subgenres.
There are the older, classic bands:
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Sisters of Mercy
There are the newer, generally heavier bands:
Within Temptation (personal fav.)
Cradle of Filth etc.
Sorry for the hate earlier.. Just had to point it out. =D
Don't listen to them, they don't know what "Goth" music is if it creeped up behind them! All they know are the popular mainstream bands..
Goth music originated in the 80's as the darkwave movement. If you want to listen to some real Goth mucis I'd Advise:
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Echo and the Bunnymen
Sisters of Mercy
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
That's the real deal, not the new poser bands that just make a profit without any real creativity.
marilyn mason is a freak ... I must say I do love HIM buh they aren't goth ... love metal with psedo satanism ( they are actually ahiests) I read somewhere that the damned went through a goth phrase .. meh I dont know havent actaully listened to any of the damned music ... even though my mum named me after a song from then ... I got to get aroudn to it lmao seether is not goth ... its not even metal ... its post grunge http://vampirefreaks.com/musicplayer/ it has a lot good music on it ^_^
urgh, Nightwish is more opera metal than Goth... =r, besides, the lead woman gives me a headache...
Otep is pwetty cool... ^___^ especially songs like:
Filthee [easily, one of her best]
House of Secrets
Hooks & Splinters
but she can sing some seriously disturbed stuff ffs.
btw Cradle of Filth is more black/Pagan metal, they go for the whole Satanist/antichrist image.
The Birthday Massacre is ghey. Flat out.
BAUHAUS is back with a new album called, "Go Away White" btw (rolling stone)
I wouldnt say that bands like 3 days grace or breaking benjamin are goth. Goth is relatively new so there aren't that many out there but one new one thats realllyyy good it called
I Am Ghost
they do some sick stuff, they even sing in latin and have the whole dark-opera-electric violin- thing going on. there really into the whole vampire thing too.
Gothicish:Epica..Nightwish...Chalice..Mortal Love...69 Eyes..Twisted Sisters..The Cure...Nostra Morte..Cradle of Filth (either black/death metal or goth..still cool sounding)
Metal:Slayer..Slipknot..Avenged Sevenfold...Bullet for my Valentine..Aiden <---do not let people tell you this is goth because they are COMPLETELY wrong
as for Misfits...thats a stupid thing to say...they are some type of punk
Clan of Xymox, Faith and the Muse, Diary of Dreams, Unto Ashes, Rhea's Obsession, Qntal, Joy Division, The Birthday Massacre, Blutengel, Cesium 137, Collide, The Faint, Das Ich, Headscan... Goth bands branch off into many categories (deathrock, darkwave, industrial, gothrock, EBM, glam, synthpop, dark macabre, neo-medieval...) and they're rooted from post-punk in the mid-to-late 70's
ok let me be one of few people to point out goth music originted from the mid to late 70s
Gary Numan is good
Sisters Of Mercy
Craddel Of Filth (late) not there earlie stuff its black metal and there new stuff isnt much gotic but in a way it is
chirstan death 1334
if you want to know more I could type for almost an hour :)
My Chemical Romance, AFI, Disturbed, Slipknot, Godsmack,Amon Amorth, Avenged Sevenffold,CREATURE FEATURE, Aiden, Cradle Of Filth, Deathstars, Lacuna Coil, Within Temptation, Emilie Autumn, Nightwish, The 69 Eyes, Eighteen Visions, Black Light Burns, Wednesday 13, Orgy, God Module, MELANCHOLY, Paradise Lost, Therion, Evenessence.
There's a few, enjoy. =]
Christian Death, older but good stuff.
lol on the MCR, disturbed, exc...
Korn isn't goth either, but I did like the music that JDavis made for the Queen of the Damned.
Switchblade Symphony is another band that you could classify as goth, many haven't heard of em-chek em out.
OK.. Out of teh whole lot of dem bands, kan someone give meh a list of teh ones actuallee worth looking up ?
I don't wanna end up downloading crap >.<
I LOVE The Used, so ones like that ?
I know it's not a GOTH band as such.
Any ideas ?
Yet again, those are not goth bands. Those are mainly rock (and sub-categories thereof).
ladysyrah gives a good list. Inkubus Sukkubus: Very good! Excellent goth rock band.
Kudos on remembering them. :D
Faith and the Muse
Diary of Dreams
Clan of Xymox
where the hell did you guys learn about your music genres??!?!?!
There were only a few posters here who actually know what goth music is... people please get a clue!
Bulett For My Valentine
3 Inches of Blood
those are my top picks(not it that order)
Siouxsie and the banshees
Oh my god
MCR is not goth at all you freaks
and the misfits arent goth
Korn is not goth
slipnot is not goth
Marilyn manson is goth haha I love him
saliva <<<seriously good
three days grace
i agree with all of those but if you like the screaming and weird stuff go for dope and matallica!
half the bands the people before be listed are not even gothic they are other rock geners.
My Chemical Romance, AFI, Disturbed, Slipknot, Godsmack & most other hard rock bandz.
jack off jill
Jack off Jill
sorry I didnt include that in one post =O
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE ARE NOT GOTH THEY ARE POSERS!!!
BAUHAUS are great
Three Days Grace, Evanescence, Avenged Sevenfold and MCR
Faithless as well. Can't believe I forgot about them.
you're goth and you don't even know any goth bands?
not 100% sure its goth but "nightwish" is great
Music shouldn't be categorized into cliques.
Oh crap I forgot one:London After Midnight
aiden, misfits, cradel of filth
i gues HIM and evanecance
Armor For Sleep.