Gothic metal

genre of heavy metal music

Gothic metal is a heavy metal genre. It is fusion of gothic rock, doom metal and death metal.

Notable bands




Gothic Metal has a number of influence with the main two being Death DoomAnd Gothic Rockand Literature. Death/Doom started as a genre of Death Metalthat wanted things to be a bit slower and depressing which over time led to Funeral Doom. However As Death/Doom Bands Mainly Tiamat,Katatonia and Paradise Lost started to indulge in more Gothic Rock and Literature. They then decided to incorporate these ideas into their sound leading to Gothic Metal.