Note 1: This list will take time before it gets a definitive form (or it might take forever if good gothic metal albums will be released in the future).
Note 2: Another important feature is that this list will not take into consideration the Metalstorm way of labeling what is gothic metal and what isn't. Some albums have gothic metal elements yet they are not categorized as gothic metal. No hard feelings. I am also accepting suggestions as I might slip a couple of albums in the process.
Note 3: I will try to make a specific order for at least the top 20 albums. For the rest, it will be just random as it is kind of hard to order your favorite albums.