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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)  #31
Stille (1997)  #53
Echos (2003)  #633
3
Within Temptation
1996, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Alternative Rock
The Unforgiving (2011)  #1057
Mother Earth (2000)  #1310
The Silent Force (2004)  #1418
4
Graveworm
1992, Italy
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Scourge of Malice (2001)  #755
Engraved in Black (2003)  #4079
5
Estatic Fear
1994, Austria
Symphonic Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
A Sombre Dance (1999)  #130
Somnium Obmutum (1996)  #1048
6
Paradise Lost
1988, United Kingdom
Gothic Metal, Death Doom Metal
The Plague Within (2015)  #1052
Gothic (1991)  #1078
7
Katatonia
1991, Sweden
Death Doom Metal, Alternative Metal, Gothic Metal
Dead End Kings (2012)  #943
Discouraged Ones (1998)  #1270
8
Draconian
1994, Sweden
Gothic Metal, Death Doom Metal
Arcane Rain Fell (2005)  #127
Under a Godless Veil (2020)  #559
Turning Season Within (2008)  #1015
9
Be'lakor
2004, Australia
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Gothic Metal
Vessels (2016)  #511
Stone's Reach (2009)  #513
Of Breath and Bone (2012)  #641
10
Dark Mirror ov Tragedy
2003, Korea
Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
11
Theatre of Tragedy
1993, Norway
Gothic Metal, Death Doom Metal, Electropop, Industrial Rock
Aégis (1998)  #692
Theatre of Tragedy (1995)  #3062
12
Dark Lunacy
1997, Italy
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
The Diarist (2006)  #625
Devoid (2000)  #844
Forget Me Not (2003)  #1255
13
Xandria
1997, Germany
Gothic Metal, Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Sacrificium (2014)  #746
Neverworld's End (2012)  #1227
Fire & Ashes (2015)  [EP]  #4498
14
Lacrimas Profundere
1993, Germany
Gothic Metal, Death Doom Metal
Memorandum (1999)  #2246
Burning: A Wish (2001)  #2330
15
My Dying Bride
1990, United Kingdom
Death Doom Metal, Doom Metal, Gothic Metal
16
Sentenced
1988, Finland
Gothic Metal, Death Metal
Crimson (2000)  #1087
Frozen (1998)  #1144
Manifesto of Sentenced (2009)  [Compilation]
17
The Gathering
1989, Netherlands
Alternative Rock, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Art Rock, Atmospheric Rock
Disclosure (2012)  #1284
Home (2006)  #1480
18
Ophelia
2003, Korea
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Shoegaze
19
Type O Negative
1989, United States
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Alternative Metal
October Rust (1996)  #1122
Bloody Kisses (1993)  #1702
World Coming Down (1999)  #2271
20
Novembre
1993, Italy
Progressive Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Death Metal
Ursa (2016)  #1335
The Blue (2007)  #1898
Materia (2006)  #2518
21
Rotting Christ
1987, Greece
Melodic Black Metal, Grindcore, Gothic Metal, Death Metal
Thy Mighty Contract (1993)  #1146
Their Greatest Spells (2018)  [Compilation]
Theogonia (2007)  #2849
22
Moonspell
1992, Portugal
Gothic Metal, Black Metal
Night Eternal (2008)  #2629
Extinct (2015)  #3093
Irreligious (1996)  #3812
23
Dark Sanctuary
1996, France
Darkwave, Gothic Metal, Neoclassical Metal
Royaume Mélancolique (1999)  #836
Funeral Cry (1998)  [Single]
24
Tiamat
1989, Sweden
Gothic Metal, Death Metal, Doom Metal
Wildhoney (1994)  #1287
Clouds (1992)  #5240
25
Tribulation
2004, Sweden
Death Metal, Gothic Metal
26
Lacuna Coil
1997, Italy
Gothic Metal, Alternative Metal
Swamped (2004)  [Single]
Comalies (2002)  #2316
Trip the Darkness (2011)  [Single]
27
Tristania
1997, Norway
Symphonic Gothic Metal
Beyond the Veil (1999)  #2203
Illumination (2007)  #5195
Angina (1999)  [Single]
28
Lake of Tears
1992, Sweden
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Death Doom Metal
Forever Autumn (1999)  #1397
Moons and Mushrooms (2007)  #3920
A Crimson Cosmos (1997)  #4050
29
Sirenia
2001, Norway
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal
The Seventh Life Path (2015)  #2719
30
Moonshine
1996, Korea
Gothic Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Wake Up the Moon (2001)  #1573
Eternal (2008)  #4712
Songs of Requiem (2005)  #6870
31
To/Die/For
1999, Finland
Gothic Metal
Epilogue (2001)  #1774
Wounds Wide Open (2006)  #1775
All Eternity (2000)  #2847
32
Dismal Euphony
1992, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
33
Before the Dawn
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Gothic Metal
Rise of the Phoenix (2012)  #1347
Deathstar Rising (2011)  #6247
34
The Sins Of Thy Beloved
1996, Norway
Symphonic Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
Lake of Sorrow (1998)  #1131
Perpetual Desolation (2000)  #6953
All Alone (1997)  [EP]
35
Catamenia
1995, Finland
Melodic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Gothic Metal
Chaos Born (2003)  #2879
Halls of Frozen North (1998)  #6178
36
Green Carnation
1990, Norway
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Gothic Metal
37
After Forever
1995, Netherlands
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal
After Forever (2007)  #3232
Invisible Circles (2004)  #5201
Remagine (2005)  #6193
38
Leaves' Eyes
2003, Germany
Symphonic Metal, Folk Metal, Gothic Metal
Njord (2009)  #2027
Meredead (2011)  #2890
39
Novembers Doom
1992, United States
Death Doom Metal, Gothic Metal
To Welcome the Fade (2002)  #4067
40
Entwine
1995, Finland
Gothic Metal
Painstained (2009)  #2688
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 39,852
Reviews : 9,583
Albums : 144,700
Lyrics : 194,293