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The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists 

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Updated November 23, 2019 1.4k votes 292 voters 11.9k views 63 items

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
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Nox Arcana is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Lisa Gerrard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Dark Sanctuary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Arcana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Sopor Aeternus & The... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Elend is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Narsilion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Narsilion
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The Synthetic Dream Foun... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Die verbannten Kinder Ev... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Midnight Syndicate is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Dargaard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Elizabeth Fawn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Abandoned Toys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Melisande Mourning is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Natasha Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Akiko Shikata is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Malice Mizer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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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
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ALI PROJECT is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Love Is Colder Than Deat... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Trobar de Morte is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Mana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
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Daemonia Nymphe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Neoclassical Dark Wave Bands/Artists
Daemonia Nymphe