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94 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)  #29
Stille (1997)  #60
Echos (2003)  #524
3
Within Temptation
1996, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Alternative Rock
The Unforgiving (2011)  #1003
Mother Earth (2000)  #1224
The Silent Force (2004)  #1319
4
Graveworm
1992, Italy
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Scourge of Malice (2001)  #709
Engraved in Black (2003)  #3864
5
Estatic Fear
1994, Austria
Symphonic Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
A Sombre Dance (1999)  #123
Somnium Obmutum (1996)  #990
6
Katatonia
1991, Sweden
Death Doom Metal, Alternative Metal, Gothic Metal
Dead End Kings (2012)  #886
Discouraged Ones (1998)  #1187
7
Paradise Lost
1988, United Kingdom
Gothic Metal, Death Doom Metal
Gothic (1991)  #867
In Requiem (2007)  #1037
8
Draconian
1994, Sweden
Gothic Metal, Death Doom Metal
Arcane Rain Fell (2005)  #139
Under a Godless Veil (2020)  #897
Turning Season Within (2008)  #950
9
Dark Mirror ov Tragedy
2003, Korea
Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
The Lord ov Shadows (2018)  #356
Encaptured by the Shadow (2019)  [Live]
10
Dark Lunacy
1997, Italy
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
The Diarist (2006)  #578
Devoid (2000)  #794
Forget Me Not (2003)  #1171
11
Theatre of Tragedy
1993, Norway
Gothic Metal, Death Doom Metal, Electropop, Industrial Rock
Aégis (1998)  #641
Theatre of Tragedy (1995)  #2665
12
Be'lakor
2004, Australia
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Gothic Metal
Vessels (2016)  #544
Stone's Reach (2009)  #600
Of Breath and Bone (2012)  #663
13
Xandria
1997, Germany
Gothic Metal, Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Sacrificium (2014)  #702
Neverworld's End (2012)  #1149
Fire & Ashes (2015)  [EP]  #4244
14
Lacrimas Profundere
1993, Germany
Gothic Metal, Death Doom Metal
Memorandum (1999)  #2130
Burning: A Wish (2001)  #2203
15
My Dying Bride
1990, United Kingdom
Death Doom Metal, Doom Metal, Gothic Metal
16
The Gathering
1989, Netherlands
Alternative Rock, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Art Rock, Atmospheric Rock
Disclosure (2012)  #1201
Home (2006)  #1377
17
Ophelia
2003, Korea
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Shoegaze
18
Sentenced
1988, Finland
Gothic Metal, Death Metal
Frozen (1998)  #613
Crimson (2000)  #1078
Manifesto of Sentenced (2009)  [Compilation]
19
Type O Negative
1989, United States
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Alternative Metal
October Rust (1996)  #1056
Bloody Kisses (1993)  #1139
World Coming Down (1999)  #2153
20
Novembre
1993, Italy
Progressive Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Death Metal
Ursa (2016)  #905
The Blue (2007)  #1801
Materia (2006)  #2371
21
Dark Sanctuary
1996, France
Darkwave, Gothic Metal, Neoclassical Metal
Royaume Mélancolique (1999)  #782
Funeral Cry (1998)  [Single]
22
Rotting Christ
1987, Greece
Melodic Black Metal, Grindcore, Gothic Metal, Death Metal
Thy Mighty Contract (1993)  #1083
Their Greatest Spells (2018)  [Compilation]
Theogonia (2007)  #2686
23
Lacuna Coil
1997, Italy
Gothic Metal, Alternative Metal
Swamped (2004)  [Single]
Comalies (2002)  #2191
Trip the Darkness (2011)  [Single]
24
Tristania
1997, Norway
Symphonic Gothic Metal
Beyond the Veil (1999)  #2088
Illumination (2007)  #4897
Angina (1999)  [Single]
25
Moonspell
1992, Portugal
Gothic Metal, Black Metal
Night Eternal (2008)  #2518
Wolfheart (1995)  #3738
Extinct (2015)  #4119
26
Tiamat
1989, Sweden
Gothic Metal, Death Metal, Doom Metal
Wildhoney (1994)  #1675
Clouds (1992)  #4335
27
Sirenia
2001, Norway
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal
The Seventh Life Path (2015)  #2551
28
Lake of Tears
1992, Sweden
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Death Doom Metal
Forever Autumn (1999)  #1308
Moons and Mushrooms (2007)  #3212
A Crimson Cosmos (1997)  #3831
29
Moonshine
1996, Korea
Gothic Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Wake Up the Moon (2001)  #1482
Eternal (2008)  #4638
Songs of Requiem (2005)  #6468
30
Tribulation
2004, Sweden
Death Metal, Gothic Metal
31
To/Die/For
1999, Finland
Gothic Metal
Epilogue (2001)  #1676
Wounds Wide Open (2006)  #1677
All Eternity (2000)  #2685
32
Before the Dawn
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Gothic Metal
Rise of the Phoenix (2012)  #1260
Deathstar Rising (2011)  #5863
33
The Sins Of Thy Beloved
1996, Norway
Symphonic Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
Lake of Sorrow (1998)  #1063
Perpetual Desolation (2000)  #6554
All Alone (1997)  [EP]
34
Dismal Euphony
1992, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
35
Catamenia
1995, Finland
Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Gothic Metal
Chaos Born (2003)  #2713
Halls of Frozen North (1998)  #5791
36
After Forever
1995, Netherlands
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal
After Forever (2007)  #3035
Invisible Circles (2004)  #4904
Remagine (2005)  #5809
37
Leaves' Eyes
2003, Germany
Symphonic Metal, Folk Metal, Gothic Metal
Njord (2009)  #1914
Meredead (2011)  #2226
38
Novembers Doom
1992, United States
Death Doom Metal, Gothic Metal
To Welcome the Fade (2002)  #3849
39
Green Carnation
1990, Norway
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Gothic Metal
40
Entwine
1995, Finland
Gothic Metal
Painstained (2009)  #2524
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 38,792
Reviews : 9,050
Albums : 139,490
Lyrics : 185,482