Goth metal is a variant of gothic metal, where bands show a sound majorly influenced by goth rock and darkwave music. Vocally, goth metal makes extensive use of deep male vocals. Operatic female vocals or shrieks/growls are commonly absent.
Also, Evanescence? ... A funny thing to point out is the fact that, this page's description says "female vocals are absent." Half of the bands here are female fronted SYMPHONIC metal bands, not Goth. If we're going to make things this way, maybe we should include Hole and Veruca Salt as Goth Metal bands, since they have a female fronting the band.