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Gothic Metal
Gothic metal is a subgenre of Heavy Metal music. It combines the Dark Melancholy of Gothic rock with the Aggression of heavy metal. The genre originated during the early 1990s in Europe as an outgrowth of death/doom, a Fusion of Death Metal and doom metal. The music of Gothic metal is diverse with bands known to adopt the Gothic approach to different styles of Heavy Metal music. Lyrics are generally melodramatic and mournful with inspiration from Gothic fiction as well as personal experiences.

Pioneers of Gothic metal include Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride and Anathema, all from the North of England. Other pioneers from the first half of the 1990s include Type O Negative from the United States, Tiamat from Sweden and The Gathering from the Netherlands. Norwegian band Theatre Of Tragedy developed the "beauty and the beast" aesthetic of combining Aggressive male vocals with clean female vocals, a contrast that has since been adopted by many Gothic metal groups. During the mid-1990s, Moonspell and Cradle Of Filth brought the Gothic approach to black metal. By The End of the decade, a symphonic metal variant of Gothic metal had been developed by Tristania and Within Temptation.

In the 21st century, Gothic metal has moved towards the mainstream in Europe, particularly in Finland where groups such as The 69 Eyes, Entwine, HIM, Lullacry, Poisonblack and Sentenced have released hit singles or chart-topping albums. In the US, however, only a few bands such as Lacuna Coil and Evanescence have found commercial success.

Deva (ITA) : Murther

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Tiamat : The Scarred People

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Liv Kristine : Libertine

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Obsidia : Back to Darkness

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Ideas : Őrizd A Szíved - Hide Your Heart

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Mylidian : Seven Lords

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Elysion : Someplace Better

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Tragodia : Mythmaker

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Tiamat : In the Eyes of Death

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Artrosis : Ukryty Wymiar

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Metal Gothique : Most famous bands
Paradise Lost

Gothic Metal
United-Kingdom
Sirenia

Gothic Metal
Norway
HIM

Gothic Metal
Finland
Tristania

Gothic Metal
Norway
Theatre Of Tragedy

Gothic Metal
Norway
Xandria

Gothic Metal
Germany
The 69 Eyes

Gothic Metal
Finland
Tiamat

Gothic Metal
Sweden
Sentenced

Gothic Metal
Finland
Elis

Gothic Metal
Liechtenstein
UnSun

Gothic Metal
Poland
Liv Kristine

Gothic Metal
Germany
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