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The Best Gothic Metal Bands

List Criteria: Only bands that could be considered gothic metal bands, which includes groups like Type O Negative, Nightwish etc

Gothic metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good gothic metal bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top gothic metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Gothic metal groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all gothic metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest gothic metal bands of all time, since the most famous gothic metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best gothic metal music.

You can click on the gothic metal band names to see more information about that particular notable gothic metal group. If they're near the top of the best gothic metal artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top gothic metal bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the gothic metal band names themselves.

List items include Evanescence, Cradle of Filth and more. Dowvote the items you don't like and upvote the ones you do. The order changes depending on votes. The best items should have the most votes, so vote on things like Rammstein and Danzig.

All important, significant and iconic names in gothic metal music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new gothic metal bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of gothic metal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into gothic metal music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good gothic metal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent gothic metal bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best gothic metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest gothic metal musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular gothic metal bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Doom metal, Thrash metal, Gothic metal

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    most listed Death-doom, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

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    Doom metal, Death-doom, Synthpop

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    Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Power metal

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    Doom metal, Gothic rock, Rock music

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    Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Power metal

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    Doom metal, Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal

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    Progressive metal, Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal

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    Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Power metal

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    Death-doom, Synthpop, Gothic rock

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    Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Black metal

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    Gothic rock, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

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    Viking metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

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    Doom metal, Death-doom, New Prog

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    Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Viking metal

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    Gothic metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Power metal

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    ranked low on reranks Doom metal, Death-doom, Folk music

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    ranked low on reranks Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Cello rock

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    ranked low on reranks Doom metal, Death-doom, Gothic rock

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Anita Auglend Gothic metal

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    Doom metal, Death-doom, Melodic death metal

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    Doom metal, Death-doom, Progressive metal

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    Doom metal, Death-doom, Gothic rock

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    Gothic metal, Heavy metal

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    Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

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    Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Alternative metal

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    Doom metal, Death-doom, Progressive metal

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    Post-metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

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    Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music

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    Frostburn Gothic metal, Heavy metal

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    Horror punk, Glam metal, Gothic rock

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    new! Decoryah

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    new! Artrosis Gothic metal

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    Death-doom, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

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    Doom metal, Death-doom, Gothic metal

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    Doom metal, Melodic death metal, Gothic metal

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    Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

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    Gothic rock, Industrial rock, Gothic metal

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    October Tide Death-doom, Gothic metal

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    Gothic rock, Gothic metal

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