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Gothic Metal Bands

Although only a handful of goth metal bands found commercial success in America, the genre is huge as well as diverse. From emocore fans to rock lovers, the genre has quite a bit to offer.
Melodyful Staff
Goth metal is certainly not as heavy as doom metal, but it's not for everyone either. From the symphonic After Forever to the dark Cradle of Filth, goth metal can definitely be called hardcore.

Goth metal gained the highest fame in countries such as Sweden, Germany, the USA, Italy, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, and England. The genre came into the scene in the early 1990s, and reached the peak of popularity in the latter years of that decade.

Top 10 Gothic Metal Bands

Type O Negative
Anathema
Cradle of Filth
Graveworm
Lacuna Coil
Moonspell
My Dying Bride
Paradise Lost
Tiamat
Lake of Tears

Symphonic Gothic Metal Bands List

Agathodaimon
Draconian
Dreams of Sanity
For My Pain...
Forever Slave
Herjalf
Imperia
Krypteria
Lacrimosa
Penumbra
The Sins of Thy Beloved
Theatre of Tragedy
Trail of Tears
Tristania
Valkyre
Virgin Black
Xandria

List of Gothic Metal Bands

Abonos
After Forever
Aion
Amorphis
Anabantha
Angeli Di Pietra
Angtoria
AraPacis
Artrosis
Ashes You Leave
Asrai
Atargatis
Atrocity
Autumn
Ava Inferi
Avrigus
Battlelore
Before the Dawn
Beseech
The Blood Divine
Cadaveria
Catafalque
Cemetary
Chalice
Charon
Closterkeller
Crematory
The Crest
Cryptal Darkness
Dakrua
Darkseed
Darkwell
Deathstars
Delain
Delight
Drastique
Elis
Entwine
Erben Der Schöpfung
Estatic Fear
The Eternal
Eternal Tears of Sorrow
Evanescence
Evereve
Eyes of Eden
Flowing Tears
Gothica
Gothminister
HIM
How Like a Winter
Katatonia
Lacrimas Profundere
Letzte Instanz
Love Like Blood
Lullacry
Luna Obscura
Lycanthia
Macbeth
Madder Mortem
Mandragora Scream
Midnattsol
Misery Inc.
Moi Dix Mois
Moonlight
Monumentum
Mortal Love
Myriads
Nightfall
Nightwish
Nostra morte
Noumena
Octavia Sperati
Omega Lithium
Orphanage
The Old Dead Tree
Pale Forest
Poisonblack
Rain Fell Within
Rich Luna
Rotting Christ
Sariola
Saturnus
Saviour Machine
Season's End
Sentenced
Silentium
Sinamore
Sirenia
ThanatoSchizO
Theatres des Vampires
Therion
Transentience
Umbra et Imago
Undish
Urn
Unsun
The Vision Bleak
Without Face
The 3rd and the Mortal

Gothic Bands with Female Singers

In most of the heavy metal music genres, men have held the positions as lead singers. However, when it comes to the Gothic metal type of music, female excel as lead singers for goth metal bands. It is a fact that there are more female lead singers in this genre as compared to any other kind of heavy metal music. Female Gothic metal singers are also believed to attract more attention than male-led ones. The most notable bands with female lead singers are Theatre of Tragedy, Leaves' Eyes, The Gathering, Epica, Nemesea, and Within Temptation.

This is just a running list, and the names are not shown on the basis on any rankings. If you are wondering about Christian metal bands, Kohllapse and Paramaecium are few of the most notable ones.