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An Underrated Genre - Long Live Gothic Metal

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It's no surprise that this is a very quiet thread, and it's even rare to find gothic metal threads on forums these days. Personally I love the best bands in this genre and I will to the day I die. 

There's obviously a bit of cross-over between gothic metal, doom metal, dark rock etc but some of my favourite bands and releases from the broader gothic metal genre: 

Paradise Lost - Draconian Times

Type O Negative - October Rust

Theatre of Tragedy - Velvet Darkness They Fear

My Dying Bride - Like Gods of the Sun

Anathema - Alternative 4

Tristania - Widow's Weeds

Cradle of Filth - Dusk and Her Embrace

Moonspell - Irreligious

The 69 Eyes - Devils

Sentenced - The Cold White Light

To/Die/For - Epilogue

 

The 1990s were in particular an amazing era for me, being in my teens and just being amazed by all this great music. They're still some of my favourite albums to this day. 

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5 minutes ago, True Belief said:

Hey Requiem (In Requiem?) well I've not seen you post before but I gotta say including Paradise Lost (I prefer Icon); Anathema, Sentenced, MDB & COF in a single post is a GREAT start!!

Thanks, and nice country by the way as I'm in Australia too. I see from your profile pic that you've got excellent taste in music - I love the 'Seals the Sense' EP. I love 'Icon' too. What a great era in music. 

As for the name, when 'In Requiem' came out a friend of mine commented that it was like my username from another site I post at. Clearly Paradise Lost taking influence from me hahaha. 

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5 minutes ago, True Belief said: Hey Requiem (In Requiem?) well I've not seen you post before but I gotta say including Paradise Lost (I prefer Icon); Anathema, Sentenced, MDB & COF in a single post is a GREAT start!!

Thanks, and nice country by the way as I'm in Australia too. I see from your profile pic that you've got excellent taste in music - I love the 'Seals the Sense' EP. I love 'Icon' too. What a great era in music. 

As for the name, when 'In Requiem' came out a friend of mine commented that it was like my username from another site I post at. Clearly Paradise Lost taking influence from me hahaha. 

Ah yes, well spotted. Seals the Sense EP includes the magic of "Sweetness". I've got it here actually. Was an awesome live version on the 'Anatomy of Melancholy' DVD if you have it?

And yes, now that you mention it, I kinda do have awesome taste in music. I'm in Melbourne btw. You?

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1 minute ago, True Belief said:

 

Ah yes, well spotted. Seals the Sense EP includes the magic of "Sweetness". I've got it here actually. Was an awesome live version on the 'Anatomy of Melancholy' DVD if you have it?

And yes, now that you mention it, I kinda do have awesome taste in music. I'm in Melbourne btw. You?

Yep, Melbourne. I've got everything released by Paradise Lost (I think), and yeah 'Sweetness' is a great song both on the EP and the DVD you mentioned. It's great to see another Paradise Lost fan around here (Melbourne). 

Did you go to Katatonia weekend before last? It was pretty good. We probably know each other in real life as it's a small scene hahaha.  

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Welcome to the board. You've got a bunch of awesome bands listed, but different albums from what I'd pick - funny how that works. :) My taste has changed a lot. I used to love "Draconian Times" and at one point I had nearly everything PL had put out, but the only album I dig anymore is "Gothic". Kind of the same with Anathema, I don't have anything beyond "Silent Enigma" anymore. My son loves COF and we've been hammering on "Midian" for months. I try to put on "Cruelty" and "Dusk" for a bit of variety. MDB has been one of my absolute favorite bands for over twenty years. "Turn Loose The Swans" is my top pick of theirs; I like nearly all of it but I always wind up skipping over "Like Gods" and "34.etcetc%". I'm lucky to have seen Moonspell live a few times back in the day, those guys put on a great show.

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5 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Welcome to the board. You've got a bunch of awesome bands listed, but different albums from what I'd pick - funny how that works. :) My taste has changed a lot. I used to love "Draconian Times" and at one point I had nearly everything PL had put out, but the only album I dig anymore is "Gothic". Kind of the same with Anathema, I don't have anything beyond "Silent Enigma" anymore. My son loves COF and we've been hammering on "Midian" for months. I try to put on "Cruelty" and "Dusk" for a bit of variety. MDB has been one of my absolute favorite bands for over twenty years. "Turn Loose The Swans" is my top pick of theirs; I like nearly all of it but I always wind up skipping over "Like Gods" and "34.etcetc%". I'm lucky to have seen Moonspell live a few times back in the day, those guys put on a great show.

Thanks for the welcome, and yes I could have named any number of great albums from the bands I have listed. I think people's preferences tend to get shaped by their experiences with albums and the time of their life when they first heard them.

For instance I love 'Bloody Kisses' and 'October Rust' by Type O Negative but loathe their last couple of albums with a passion. 

I love everything Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride have done, to varying degrees.

All of Cradle's output holds interest for me, but not even the great 'Midian' reaches the transcendent heights of 'Dusk' and 'Cruelty' - two classic albums that tend to be forgotten in the wake of Cradle's opinion-splitting antics.

I could talk all day about these bands. Lucky there's a forum for it! ;) 

 

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Yeah you know  with CoF,  I really dig the debut.

So Requiem - are you gonna take a shot at ranking your fav Paradise Lost albums or what?

Here's my list fwiw.

  • Icon
  • Draconian Times
  • Shades of God
  • Tragic Idol
  • Faith Divides Us…
  • Gothic
  • The Plague Within (‘Terminal’ would rate as one of my fav songs)
  • In Requiem
  • Paradise Lost
  • Lost Paradise
  • Symbol Of Life
  • One Second
  • Believe in Nothing
  • HOST

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On 20/12/2016 at 8:48 AM, True Belief said:

Yeah you know  with CoF,  I really dig the debut.

So Requiem - are you gonna take a shot at ranking your fav Paradise Lost albums or what?

Here's my list fwiw.

  • Icon
  • Draconian Times
  • Shades of God
  • Tragic Idol
  • Faith Divides Us…
  • Gothic
  • The Plague Within (‘Terminal’ would rate as one of my fav songs)
  • In Requiem
  • Paradise Lost
  • Lost Paradise
  • Symbol Of Life
  • One Second
  • Believe in Nothing
  • HOST

Edit: I've started a Paradise Lost thread where I've moved (and added to!) my list. They deserve their own thread! 

Edited by Requiem

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