Didn't see a thread... so let's talk goth! 8) Need recommendations? I'm the man!
General post-punk (Gang of Four, Psych Furs, Einsturzende, Clock DVA) and dark post-punk revival bands (Interpol, Xiu Xiu, Editors, She Wants Revenge, Gliss, etc) are also welcome to discuss!
Recent Updates:1/2 - New thread! I made a Playlist (Link below), please listen, especially if you have no idea what this genre sounds like!
Would like to say RIP to Rowland S. Howard (Birthday Party, Crime & the City Solution, These Immortal Souls), who passed away at 50 on 12/30 from liver cancer.
Genres:45 Grave, Alien Sex Fiend, All Gone Dead, And Also the Trees, Audra, Asylum Party, Ausgang, Bauhaus, Bella Morte, Big Electric Cat, The Birthday Party, Blutengel, The Bolshoi, Bomb Party, Bone Orchard, Burning Image, The Chameleons, Children on Stun, Christian Death, The Church, Cinema Strange, Clan of Xymox, Cocteau Twins, Cranes, The Creatures, Creaming Jesus, Crime & the City Solution, The Cruxshadows, The Cult, The Cure, The Damned, The Danse Society, Dead Can Dance, The Deadfly Ensemble, Death in June, The Deep Eynde, Depeche Mode, Diamanda Galas, Diary of Dreams, Eat Your Make Up, Echo & the Bunnymen, Entertainment, Faith & the Muse, Fields of the Nephilim, The Flesh Eaters, Flesh for Lulu, Frank the Baptist, The Frozen Autumn, Gene Loves Jezebel, The Gentry, Gloria Mundi, The Glove, The Grinning Plowman, Handful of Snowdrops, The Horrors, Human Drama, In the Nursery, Into a Circle, Joy Disaster, Joy Division, Killing Joke, Kirlian Camera, Kommunity FK, The Last Days of Jesus, London After Midnight, Lords of the New Church, Love and Rockets, Lycia, The March Violets, Mephisto Walz, The Mighty Sphincter, Miranda Sex Garden, The Mission UK, Mors Syphilitica, Murder at the Registry, NFD, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Nosferatu, Pink Turns Blue, Pins & Needles, The Phantom Limbs, Play Dead, Radio Werewolf, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Red Temple Spirits, Rose of Avalanche, Rudimentary Peni, Scarlet's Remains, Screams for Tina, Sex Gang Children, Shadow Project, The Shroud, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Sisters of Mercy, Specimen, Skeletal Family, Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows, The Sound, A Spectre is Haunting Europe, Swans, Switchblade Symphony, Tones on Tail, TSOL, Tuxedomoon, UK Decay, Vernian Process, Virgin Prunes, Voodoo Church, The Wake, The Wolfgang Press, Wolfsheim, Xmal Deutschland, Zadera
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What is Goth?
Goth rock is an offshoot of post-punk... Its reputation as the darkest and gloomiest form of underground rock is largely deserved, though today that reputation stems more from the visual theatricality of its bands and black-clad followers. Sonically, goth rock took the cold synthesizers and processed guitars of post-punk and used them to construct foreboding, sorrowful, often epic soundscapes. Early on, its lyrics were usually introspective and intensely personal, but its poetic sensibilities soon led to a taste for literary romanticism, morbidity, religious symbolism, and/or supernatural mysticism. Goth rock was generally not a critically acclaimed style, given its penchant for florid poetry, relentlessly mournful dirges, and melodramatic excess.
-- All Music Guide
(in no way meant to be comprehensive; a few of these are arguable, but open to interpretation)