Bands/Musicians The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists  

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Neoclassical dark wave artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good neoclassical dark wave 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 neoclassical dark wave bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Neoclassical dark wave 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 neoclassical dark wave bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest neoclassical dark wave bands of all time, since the most famous neoclassical dark wave artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best neoclassical dark wave music.

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

This list features artists like Malice Mizer and Dead Can Dance. Every time you vote for an item you like, or think deserves a top spot, that item has a better chance of making it to the top of the list. Is Laibach a better choice for the top of the list than Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble of Shadows? Vote accordingly.

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

The list includes all new neoclassical dark wave 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 neoclassical dark wave, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into neoclassical dark wave 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 neoclassical dark wave bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent neoclassical dark wave bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best neoclassical dark wave bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest neoclassical dark wave 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 neoclassical dark wave bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Dead Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock, New Age music

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Nox Arcana is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Gothic rock

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Abandoned Toys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
nancygraisonn added

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Elizabeth Fawn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
minamoonstar added Elizabeth Fawn

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The Synthetic Dream Foundation is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Trip hop, Steampunk

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Lisa Gerrard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock, New Age

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Dark Sanctuary is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Ethereal wave

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Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock, Gothic metal

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Melisande Mourning is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
minamoonstar added Melisande Mourning

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Natasha Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
minamoonstar added Natasha Nightingale

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Die verbannten Kinder Evas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Dark wave

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Akiko Shikata is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Folk music, J-pop

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Elend is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Gothic rock

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Trobar de Morte is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
RobinPack added Trobar de Morte

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Love Is Colder Than Death is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Neofolk, Ethereal wave

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ALI PROJECT is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Pop music, J-pop

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Arcana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Ethereal wave

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Midnight Syndicate is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Halloween music, Dark ambient

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In The Nursery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
In The Nursery Neoclassical Dark Wave, Electronic music, Industrial music

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Le'rue Delashay is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Pedro Galvão added Le'rue Delashay Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark Classical

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Narsilion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Narsilion Neoclassical Dark Wave, Neofolk

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Laibach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Industrial metal, Rock music

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Dargaard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Dark wave

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KOKIA is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Pop music, Folk music

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Deine Lakaien is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock, Electronic music

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greenaway added Regard Extrême Dark, Neo classical

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Daemonia Nymphe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Daemonia Nymphe Neoclassical Dark Wave, Neoclassical New Age music, Neofolk

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Amethystium is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Pop music

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Malice Mizer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock

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Kanon Wakeshima is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Baroque pop

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Camerata Mediolanense is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Neofolk, Dark wave

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Die Form is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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Rising Shadows is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Rising Shadows Neoclassical Dark Wave, Neofolk

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Joseph Vargo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock, New Age

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Les Joyaux de la Princesse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Industrial music, Ambient music

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Westwind is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Post-industrial music, Industrial music

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Ernst Horn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Avant-garde music, Dark wave

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Amber Asylum is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Progressive metal

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My Dying Bride is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Doom metal, Death-doom

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Deleyaman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Gothic rock

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Soap&Skin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Experimental music

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Mana is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock

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Klaha is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Ballad, New Wave

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Corde Oblique is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Corde Oblique Neoclassical Dark Wave, Folk music, Ethereal wave

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Illuminate is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic rock

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Gavin Goszka is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Gavin Goszka Neoclassical Dark Wave, Halloween music, Dark ambient

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Bacio di Tosca is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Bacio di Tosca Neoclassical Dark Wave, Classical music, Dark wave

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Fredrik Klingwall is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Progressive metal, Progressive rock

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Heidi Solberg Tveitan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Heidi Solberg Tveitan Neoclassical Dark Wave, Experimental metal

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Samantha Bouquin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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