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Female-fronted goth bands - suggestions?

post #1 of 55
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Hi all, just looking for more music of this type, as I've been really getting into gothic rock recently. Something along the lines of Siouxie and the Banshees, Switchblade Symphony, etc. Rock, Metal, Darkwave and so on are all acceptable.

So, any suggestions apart from the above?
post #2 of 55
I just started listening to Lacuna Coil and they are categorized as goth, so you might take a listen. I'm still undecided but I keep listening.
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Close enough.
post #4 of 55
They may be closer to metal than rock but have you checked out Otep? I'm not a big fan of them personally but somebody I work with listens to them and they sound like they might fit the bill.
post #5 of 55
Otep is not goth, they are more like metal/metal-rap/core/poetry stuff. OP, check ur PM.
post #6 of 55
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Originally Posted by tiantan View Post
Otep is not goth, they are more like metal/metal-rap/core/poetry stuff. OP, check ur PM.
Yeah, it was the poetry sounding stuff that kinda made me think they might fit, but this goth rock stuff is sounding a bit different that I though it would. Wiki has them classified as "nu-metal", and ugh. I gave it a shot I guess.
post #7 of 55
yeah they are nu-metal, i use to like them but it has kind of faded
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Originally Posted by moogoob View Post
Hi all, just looking for more music of this type, as I've been really getting into gothic rock recently. Something along the lines of Siouxie and the Banshees, Switchblade Symphony, etc. Rock, Metal, Darkwave and so on are all acceptable.

So, any suggestions apart from the above?
First for darkwave I have to say how much I love Switchblade Symphony - Serpentine Gallery album........I have seen them live in small clubs in USA, divine creatures of the night

The absolute pinnacle of gothic metal is Vibeke Stene with Tristania, first two albums are essential foundation of any gothic metal collection.

post #9 of 55
I recently got into female-fronted metal myself. Check out Lacuna Coil, Epica, Nightwish, and Birthday Massacre. You might also like Visions of Atlantis.

And for the record, these might not be considered "goth" but they're just my recommendations. I'm not good at discerning between different sub-genres etc.
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Originally Posted by Hardwired View Post
I just started listening to Lacuna Coil and they are categorized as goth, so you might take a listen. I'm still undecided but I keep listening.
I am a Lacuna Coil fan, I don't know why I didn't mention them before. I just hope for your sake you didn't start with their most recent album. I suggest Comalies, their self-titled EP ("Lacuna Coil") and Unleashed Memories for a good introduction to LC.

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Close enough.
Ha!

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Originally Posted by tiantan View Post
OP, check ur PM.
I did- very interesting link. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
First for darkwave I have to say how much I love Switchblade Symphony - Serpentine Gallery album........I have seen them live in small clubs in USA, divine creatures of the night

The absolute pinnacle of gothic metal is Vibeke Stene with Tristania, first two albums are essential foundation of any gothic metal collection.
Serpentine Gallery is fantastic. I found a copy used - it's also my example album I use to show people what music that isn't mastered hot sounds like.

I'll have to get more Tristania, then. I have Illumination, and I like it so far so... that settles that.

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I recently got into female-fronted metal myself. Check out Lacuna Coil, Epica, Nightwish, and Birthday Massacre. You might also like Visions of Atlantis.

And for the record, these might not be considered "goth" but they're just my recommendations. I'm not good at discerning between different sub-genres etc.
LC and Epica are already in my collection, and I consider Nightwish one of my favourite bands, period. Birthday Massacre and Visions of Atlantis I'll have to check out.

Thanks all for your suggestions and entertaining responses.
post #11 of 55
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The absolute pinnacle of gothic metal is Vibeke Stene with Tristania, first two albums are essential foundation of any gothic metal collection.

In addition the 3rd Tristania album is nearly as great, some Theatre of Tragedy would also be nice addition......

post #12 of 55
Try Howling Bells debut self titled album.

Pitchfork: The Howling Bells: The Howling Bells
post #13 of 55
Sonic Cathedral

I doubt you could go wrong with any band on that site.
post #14 of 55
+ YouTube Video


Iwrestledabearonce

not really goth. but if you can ignore the goofy interludes in the video, she has a pretty insane set of lungs on her (2:30 ).
post #15 of 55
The Creatures, which is Siouxsie Sue's other band. BTW, Goth is not a certain sound it is any music that is dark and deep. Goth's listen to everything from Dead Can Dance to The Cure to Mozart's Requiem. It's the theme that makes Goth music and not a specific style.
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