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97 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Cradle of Filth
1991, United Kingdom
Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
2
Lacrimosa
1990, Switzerland
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal
Elodia (1999)  #30
Stille (1997)  #60
Echos (2003)  #765
3
Within Temptation
1996, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Alternative Rock
The Unforgiving (2011)  #1100
Mother Earth (2000)  #1363
The Silent Force (2004)  #1592
4
Katatonia
1991, Sweden
Death Doom Metal, Alternative Metal, Gothic Metal
Dead End Kings (2012)  #912
Discouraged Ones (1998)  #1381
5
Paradise Lost
1988, United Kingdom
Gothic Metal, Death Doom Metal
Gothic (1991)  #960
In Requiem (2007)  #1017
6
Graveworm
1992, Italy
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Scourge of Malice (2001)  #729
Engraved in Black (2003)  #4797
7
Estatic Fear
1994, Austria
Symphonic Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
A Sombre Dance (1999)  #143
Somnium Obmutum (1996)  #1093
8
Draconian
1994, Sweden
Gothic Metal, Death Doom Metal
Arcane Rain Fell (2005)  #127
Under a Godless Veil (2020)  #684
Turning Season Within (2008)  #1030
9
Be'lakor
2004, Australia
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Gothic Metal
Stone's Reach (2009)  #416
Vessels (2016)  #423
Of Breath and Bone (2012)  #680
10
Theatre of Tragedy
1993, Norway
Gothic Metal, Death Doom Metal, Electropop, Industrial Rock
Aégis (1998)  #739
Theatre of Tragedy (1995)  #3115
11
Dark Mirror ov Tragedy
2003, Korea
Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
12
The Gathering
1989, Netherlands
Alternative Rock, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Art Rock, Atmospheric Rock
Home (2006)  #1151
Mandylion (1995)  #1190
Nighttime Birds (1997)  #1371
13
Dark Lunacy
1997, Italy
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
The Diarist (2006)  #701
Devoid (2000)  #948
Forget Me Not (2003)  #1382
14
Sentenced
1988, Finland
Gothic Metal, Death Metal
Crimson (2000)  #703
Frozen (1998)  #881
The Cold White Light (2002)  #1329
15
My Dying Bride
1990, United Kingdom
Death Doom Metal, Doom Metal, Gothic Metal
16
Lacrimas Profundere
1993, Germany
Gothic Metal, Death Doom Metal
Memorandum (1999)  #1610
Burning: A Wish (2001)  #3114
17
Ophelia
2003, Korea
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Shoegaze
18
Type O Negative
1989, United States
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Alternative Metal
October Rust (1996)  #578
Bloody Kisses (1993)  #1678
World Coming Down (1999)  #1997
19
Tiamat
1989, Sweden
Gothic Metal, Death Metal, Doom Metal
Wildhoney (1994)  #1149
Prey (2003)  #3669
20
Moonspell
1992, Portugal
Gothic Metal, Black Metal
Night Eternal (2008)  #1877
Extinct (2015)  #3486
Irreligious (1996)  #4062
21
Empyrium
1994, Germany
Dark Folk, Neofolk, Folk Metal, Doom Metal, Symphonic Metal, Neoclassical Darkwave, Gothic Metal
22
Novembre
1993, Italy
Progressive Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Death Metal
Ursa (2016)  #2190
The Blue (2007)  #2417
Materia (2006)  #2793
23
Lacuna Coil
1997, Italy
Gothic Metal, Alternative Metal
Swamped (2004)  [Single]
Comalies (2002)  #2531
Swamped (Promo) (2004)  [Single]
24
Rotting Christ
1987, Greece
Melodic Black Metal, Grindcore, Gothic Metal, Death Metal
Their Greatest Spells (2018)  [Compilation]
Thy Mighty Contract (1993)  #1624
Theogonia (2007)  #3140
25
Lake of Tears
1992, Sweden
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Death Doom Metal
Forever Autumn (1999)  #1870
A Crimson Cosmos (1997)  #3927
Moons and Mushrooms (2007)  #4303
26
Dark Sanctuary
1996, France
Neoclassical Darkwave, Gothic Metal
Royaume Mélancolique (1999)  #927
Funeral Cry (1998)  [Single]
27
Sirenia
2001, Norway
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal
The Seventh Life Path (2015)  #2998
28
Tribulation
2004, Sweden
Death Metal, Gothic Metal
29
Tristania
1997, Norway
Symphonic Gothic Metal
Beyond the Veil (1999)  #2930
Illumination (2007)  #4792
World of Glass (2001)  #5375
30
Moonshine
1996, Korea
Gothic Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Wake Up the Moon (2001)  #1729
Eternal (2008)  #5077
Songs of Requiem (2005)  #7246
31
To/Die/For
1999, Finland
Gothic Metal
Epilogue (2001)  #1599
Wounds Wide Open (2006)  #1973
All Eternity (2000)  #2481
32
Cemetary
Finland
Death Metal, Gothic Metal
33
Before the Dawn
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Gothic Metal
Rise of the Phoenix (2012)  #1491
Deadlight (2007)  #6637
34
Catamenia
1995, Finland
Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Gothic Metal
Chaos Born (2003)  #3070
Halls of Frozen North (1998)  #6710
35
Dismal Euphony
1992, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
36
The Sins Of Thy Beloved
1996, Norway
Symphonic Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
Lake of Sorrow (1998)  #1258
Perpetual Desolation (2000)  #7549
All Alone (1997)  [EP]
37
Green Carnation
1990, Norway
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Gothic Metal
38
Leaves' Eyes
2003, Germany
Symphonic Metal, Folk Metal, Gothic Metal
Njord (2009)  #2248
Meredead (2011)  #3198
39
Dark the Suns
2005, Finland
Gothic Metal, Melodic Death Metal
40
Entwine
1995, Finland
Gothic Metal
Time of Despair (2002)  #2146
Painstained (2009)  #2968
41
After Forever
1995, Netherlands
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal
After Forever (2007)  #3889
Invisible Circles (2004)  #5678
Remagine (2005)  #6897
42
Novembers Doom
1992, United States
Death Doom Metal, Gothic Metal
To Welcome the Fade (2002)  #4456
43
Crematory
1991, Germany
Gothic Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Death Metal
Awake (1997)
Act Seven (1999)
Believe (2000)
44
Funeral
1991, Norway
Funeral Doom Metal, Death Metal, Gothic Metal
Tristese (1994)  #2896
Tragedies (1995)  #3139
45
Elegeion
1997, Australia
Atmospheric Doom Metal, Gothic Metal
The Last Moment (2005)  #4962
46
Virgin Black
1995, Australia
Doom Metal, Gothic Metal, Symphonic Metal
47
Trail of Tears
1997, Norway
Gothic Metal, Symphonic Gothic Metal, Black Metal
Bloodstained Endurance (2009)  #3478
Oscillation (2013)  #3823
48
Krypteria
2004, Germany
Gothic Metal, Power Metal
Bloodangel's Cry (2007)  #4798
Krypteria (2005)  #6423
My Fatal Kiss (2009)  #7439
49
Theatres des Vampires
1994, Italy
Gothic metal
Moonlight Waltz (2011)  #4514
Anima Noir (2008)  #5768
50
A Dream of Poe
2005, Portugal
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
Lady of Shalott (2010)  [EP]
An Infinity Emerged (2015)  #7901
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 42,696
Reviews : 9,980
Albums : 153,530
Lyrics : 198,741