As far as I’m concerned, there’s three big sides to goth music, and I’ve got a recommendation for each type for you today.
First, there’s the death/doom metal side, and for that I’ve got an interesting pick for you: Mount Salem. This female-led band is heavy, but without the oh-so-annoying deathgrowl thing that drives me up a wall. Check out the official video for “Lucid” below:
Then you’ve got the dance/EBM side of things, which is quite nicely represented by the band Curse of Cassandra. Check out “Binding” below:
And then there’s the harsh EBM style, which is really nicely exemplified by Combichrist with the song “Sent to Destroy”. Combichrist is particularly interesting in seeing how their style has shifted from a more dance/EBM style to a much harsher style.
What do you think? Have I missed a major goth style? Or do you have band recommendations for any (or all) of the styles above?