Gothic Metal

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Created on: 19 Apr 2004
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Gothic Metal seems to be the most misunderstood/mislabeled genre. Gothic Metal (and its variation Goth Metal) is a subgenre of Heavy Metal.
1. "Gothic" is characterized as a combination of dark and often melancholy atmospheres with emphasis on a beauty and the beast vocal style.
2. "Metal" is defined as thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, and emphatic beats.

Major Gothic Metal subgenres with examples:
Gothic Metal: Sirenia, Lacuna Coil 96-00, Darkwell, Elis, Asrai, Macbeth, Obsidia, Dreamgrave, Lost in Tears, Mandylion, Abonos, Chalice, Miraclem, Mistralth, Vanguard
Gothic Doom Metal: Type O Negative, Draconian 00-, Avrigus, Cultus Sanguine, Ashen Mortality, Century Sleeper, AnubiZ, End My Sorrow, Elysium (Autl)
Gothic Death Metal: Lacrimas Profundere 93-01, Draconian 94-99, Orphanage, Theatre of Tragedy 93-98, Sacriversum, Tartosgardh, Royal Anguish, Mandrake, Mjölnir
Gothic Industrial Metal: Moonspell 98-00, Paradise Lost, Crematory
Gothic Symphonic Metal: Within Temptation, After Forever, Epica, Tristania, Xandria, Atargatis, Gate of Sorrow, Angel's Sorrow
Gothic Black Metal: Moonspell 89-97, Ancient Ceremony, Indian Fall, AmethistA, Darzamat, Forever Sleep, Scarlet Moon
Gothic Progressive Metal: Amartia, Ashen Mortality
Gothic Alternative Metal: Evereve, Lacuna Coil 01-06, Lacrimas Profundere 02-08, Moonspell 01

These are NOT Gothic Metal bands, but often mislabeled so:
Nightwish, Lunatica, Evanescence, Inkubus Sukkubus, The Gathering (since 1994)

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