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117 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)  #33
Stille (1997)  #69
Echos (2003)  #793
3
Paradise Lost
1988, United Kingdom
Gothic Metal, Death Doom Metal
The Plague Within (2015)  #744
Tragic Idol (2012)  #881
4
Draconian
1994, Sweden
Gothic Metal, Death Doom Metal
Arcane Rain Fell (2005)  #121
Under a Godless Veil (2020)  #702
Turning Season Within (2008)  #1318
5
Theatre of Tragedy
1993, Norway
Gothic Metal, Death Doom Metal, Electropop, Industrial Rock
Aégis (1998)  #704
Theatre of Tragedy (1995)  #2033
6
Dark Mirror ov Tragedy
2003, Korea
Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
7
Dark Lunacy
1997, Italy
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
The Diarist (2006)  #622
Devoid (2000)  #1095
Forget Me Not (2003)  #1369
8
Lacrimas Profundere
1993, Germany
Gothic Metal, Gothic Rock
Memorandum (1999)  #1841
Burning: A Wish (2001)  #3145
9
Xandria
1997, Germany
Symphonic Metal
Sacrificium (2014)  #1044
Neverworld's End (2012)  #1306
Fire & Ashes (2015)  [EP]  #4679
10
The Gathering
1989, Netherlands
Alternative Rock, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Art Rock, Atmospheric Rock
Home (2006)  #1111
Mandylion (1995)  #1149
Nighttime Birds (1997)  #1341
11
Graveworm
1992, Italy
Melodic Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
Scourge of Malice (2001)  #584
Engraved in Black (2003)  #4920
12
Sentenced
1988, Finland
Gothic Metal, Death Metal
Crimson (2000)  #644
Frozen (1998)  #1076
The Cold White Light (2002)  #1750
13
Ophelia
2003, Korea
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Shoegaze
14
Type O Negative
1990, United States
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Alternative Metal
October Rust (1996)  #846
World Coming Down (1999)  #2067
Bloody Kisses (1993)  #3162
15
Lake of Tears
1992, Sweden
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Death Doom Metal
Forever Autumn (1999)  #1127
Moons and Mushrooms (2007)  #3660
A Crimson Cosmos (1997)  #4294
16
Moonspell
1992, Portugal
Gothic Metal, Black Metal
Night Eternal (2008)  #3409
Extinct (2015)  #3470
Irreligious (1996)  #4293
17
Anathema
1990, United Kingdom
Death Doom Metal, Alternative Rock, Progressive Rock
Weather Systems (2012)  #74
Universal (2013)  [Live]  #100
Judgement (1999)  #294
18
Sirenia
2001, Norway
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal
The Seventh Life Path (2015)  #3260
19
HIM
1991, Finland
Alternative Rock, Gothic Rock, Hard Rock
20
Lacuna Coil
1997, Italy
Gothic Metal, Alternative Metal
Swamped (2004)  [Single]
Swamped (Promo) (2004)  [Single]
Black Anima (2019)  #3962
21
Tristania
1997, Norway
Symphonic Gothic Metal
Beyond the Veil (1999)  #2638
Illumination (2007)  #4917
World of Glass (2001)  #5512
22
Triptykon
2008, Switzerland
Doom Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal
Melana Chasmata (2014)  #629
Eparistera Daimones (2010)  #1866
Shatter (2010)  [EP]  #8058
23
Novembre
1993, Italy
Progressive Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Death Metal
Ursa (2016)  #2410
The Blue (2007)  #3586
Materia (2006)  #4389
24
My Dying Bride
1990, United Kingdom
Death Doom Metal, Doom Metal, Gothic Metal
The Dreadful Hours (2001)  #949
Turn Loose the Swans (1993)  #2522
25
Katatonia
1991, Sweden
Death Doom Metal, Alternative Metal, Gothic Metal
Dead End Kings (2012)  #986
Sky Void of Stars (2023)  #1850
26
Tiamat
1989, Sweden
Gothic Metal, Death Metal, Doom Metal
Wildhoney (1994)  #1444
Prey (2003)  #3741
27
To/Die/For
1999, Finland
Gothic Metal
Epilogue (2001)  #1783
Wounds Wide Open (2006)  #2565
Jaded (2003)  #2582
28
Before the Dawn
1999, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Gothic Metal
Rise of the Phoenix (2012)  #1496
Deadlight (2007)  #6816
29
Entwine
1995, Finland
Gothic Metal
Time of Despair (2002)  #2127
30
Dark the Suns
2005, Finland
Gothic Metal, Melodic Death Metal
31
Leaves' Eyes
2003, Germany
Symphonic Metal, Folk Metal, Gothic Metal
Njord (2009)  #1999
Meredead (2011)  #3231
32
After Forever
1995, Netherlands
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal
After Forever (2007)  #3985
Invisible Circles (2004)  #5802
Remagine (2005)  #7103
33
The Sins Of Thy Beloved
1996, Norway
Symphonic Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
Lake of Sorrow (1998)  #1504
Perpetual Desolation (2000)  #8328
All Alone (1997)  [EP]
34
Crematory
1991, Germany
Gothic Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Death Metal
Awake (1997)
Act Seven (1999)
Believe (2000)
35
Dismal Euphony
1992, Norway
Melodic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
36
Be'lakor
2004, Australia
Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Gothic Metal
Stone's Reach (2009)  #327
Vessels (2016)  #401
Of Breath and Bone (2012)  #412
37
Green Carnation
1990, Norway
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Gothic Metal
38
Artrosis
Poland
Melodic Gothic Metal
39
Charon
1992, Finland
Gothic Metal
Downhearted (2002)  #2095
Sorrowburn (1998)
40
The Third and the Mortal
1992, Norway
Melodic Doom Metal, Experimental, Pop, Industrial
Tears Laid in Earth (1994)  #1923
Painting on Glass (1996)  #6616
Sorrow (1994)  [EP]  #6706
41
Trail of Tears
1997, Norway
Gothic Metal, Symphonic Gothic Metal, Black Metal
Bloodstained Endurance (2009)  #3522
Oscillation (2013)  #3904
42
Virgin Black
1995, Australia
Doom Metal, Gothic Metal, Symphonic Metal
43
Krypteria
2004, Germany
Gothic Metal, Power Metal
Bloodangel's Cry (2007)  #4050
Krypteria (2005)  #6594
My Fatal Kiss (2009)  #7634
44
Battlelore
1999, Finland
Symphonic Metal, Folk Metal
Sword's Song (2003)  #3828
Third Age of the Sun (2005)  #4300
Evernight (2007)  #5574
45
Dreams of Sanity
1991, Austria
Gothic Metal, Symphonic Metal
The Game (2000)  #5140
Masquerade (1999)  #5245
Komodia (1997)  #6359
46
Penumbra
1996, France
Gothic Metal, Symphonic Metal
The Last Bewitchment (2002)  #5775
Seclusion (2003)  #6643
Eden (2023)
47
Beseech
1992, Sweden
Gothic Metal
48
Within Temptation
1996, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Alternative Rock
Mother Earth (2000)  #1151
The Unforgiving (2011)  #1201
The Silent Force (2004)  #1641
49
Moonshine
1996, Korea
Gothic Metal, Melodic Black Metal
Wake Up the Moon (2001)  #1930
Eternal (2008)  #5556
Songs of Requiem (2005)  #7460
50
For My Pain...
1999, Finland
Gothic Metal
Fallen (2003)  #1884
Killing Romance (2004)  [Single]
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 45,436
Reviews : 9,967
Albums : 162,823
Lyrics : 216,043