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Top 100 Gothic Metal Records


Yes, I decided to do another gothic metal list because it been rapidly changing since my last two lists. I love revisiting this kind of list because of how different my tastes have changed withing this genre of music I'm passionate about.

Created by: Gothic Metalhead | 16.05.2020



1. Anathema - Eternity
1996
2. Draconian - Arcane Rain Fell
2005
3. The Foreshadowing - Days Of Nothing
2007
4. Monumentum - In Absentia Christi
1995
5. Tiamat - Wildhoney
1994
6. Trees Of Eternity - Hour Of The Nightingale
2016
7. Anathema - Alternative 4
1998
8. Lake of Tears - Forever Autumn
1999
9. The Gathering - Mandylion
1995
10. Mortal Love - I Have Lost...
2005
11. Saturnus - Veronika Decides To Die
2006
12. Type O Negative - October Rust
1996
13. Angellore - La Litanie Des Cendres
2013
14. My Dying Bride - Turn Loose The Swans
1993
15. Woods of Ypres - Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light
2012
16. HIM - Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666
1997
17. Mortal Love - Forever Will Be Gone
2006
18. Idle Hands - Mana
2019
19. For My Pain - Fallen
2003
20. The 3rd and the Mortal - Tears Laid in Earth
1994
21. Draconian - Under A Godless Veil
2020
22. Estatic Fear - A Sombre Dance
1999
23. Varaha - A Passage For Lost Years
2019
24. Tristania - Widow's Weeds
1997
25. Entwine - Gone
2001
26. Lacrimas Profundere - Memorandum
1999
27. Paradise Lost - Obsidian
2020
28. Katatonia - Last Fair Deal Gone Down
2001
29. Artrosis - Hidden Dimension
1998
30. SpiRitual - Pulse
2003
31. Moonspell - Irreligious
1996
32. Catafalque - Unique
2005
33. Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses
1993
34. HIM - Love Metal
2003
35. Theatre Of Tragedy - Theatre Of Tragedy
1995
36. Dimlight - Psychosynthesis
2012
37. Saturnus - Paradise Belongs To You
1997
38. Unto Others - Strength
2021
39. Crown Of Autumn - Splendours From The Dark
2011
40. Satyrian - Eternitas
2006
41. Saviour Machine - Saviour Machine I
1993
42. Anathema - The Silent Enigma
1995
43. Scream Silence - Aphelia
2007
44. Type O Negative - World Coming Down
1999
45. Poisonblack - Escapexstacy
2003
46. The Wounded - Atlantic
2004
47. Flowing Tears - Jade
2000
48. Tribulation - Where The Gloom Becomes Sound
2021
49. Thorns Of The Carrion - The Scarlet Tapestry
1997
50. Sentenced - The Cold White Light
2002
51. Soulgrind - The Tuoni Pathway
2010
52. Lacuna Coil - Comalies
2002
53. Paradise Lost - Gothic
1991
54. My Dying Bride - The Angel And The Dark River
1995
55. Paradise Lost - Draconian Times
1995
56. Tiamat - Clouds
1992
57. Tristania - Beyond The Veil
1999
58. Yearning - Evershade
2003
59. The Blood Divine - Awaken
1996
60. Draconian - Where Lovers Mourn
2003
61. The Gathering - Nighttime Birds
1997
62. Diabolique - Wedding The Grotesque
1997
63. Decoryah - Fall-Dark Waters
1996
64. Graveworm - Engraved In Black
2003
65. Enshine - Origin
2013
66. The Foreshadowing - Second World
2012
67. Anathema - Judgement
1999
68. Celestial Season - Solar Lovers
1995
69. Lacuna Coil - Unleashed Memories
2001
70. The Gathering - Always...
1992
71. Evereve - Stormbirds
1998
72. Anabantha - Llanto De Libertad
2006
73. Lacrimas Profundere - Burning: A Wish
2001
74. On Thorns I Lay - Crystal Tears
1999
75. Light Field Reverie - Another World
2020
76. Rotting Christ - Triarchy Of The Lost Lovers
1996
77. Type O Negative - Slow, Deep And Hard
1991
78. Blackthorn - Codex Archaos
2011
79. Siebenbürgen - Delictum
2000
80. The Blood Divine - Mystica
1997
81. HIM - Venus Doom
2007
82. Theatre Of Tragedy - Aégis
1999
83. Yearning - Plaintive Scenes
1999
84. Anabantha - Sin Decir Adios (Without Saying Goodbye)
2006
85. My Dying Bride - The Dreadful Hours
2001
86. Antichrisis - A Legacy Of Love
1998
87. Eternal Oath - Wither
2005
88. Draconian - The Burning Halo
2006
89. Lacrimas Profundere - Bleeding The Stars
2019
90. Lacuna Coil - Broken Crown Halo
2014
91. Nicumo - Inertia
2020
92. Diabolique - The Black Flower
1999
93. Edenfall - Forever Fallen
2011
94. On Thorns I Lay - Threnos
2020
95. Moonspell - Extinct
2015
96. Lake Of Tears - A Crimson Cosmos
1997
97. My Dying Bride - The Light At The End Of The World
1999
98. Scream Silence - Saviourine
2006
99. Moonspell - Hermitage
2021
100. Angellore - Rien Ne Devait Mourir
2020



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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Comments: 4   Visited by: 44 users
29.08.2020 - 12:32
JoHn DoE

Evereve's first two albums are must listen, especially Seasons.

I also enjoy Dreadful Shadows. Again, first two albums are must listens.
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29.08.2020 - 23:25
Redel

Nice to see many of these 90s albums that I like quite a lot.
Anathema's Eternity is such a wonderful album, I have fallen in love with it back at its release.
Still adore it a lot, though I dont come back to it often nowadays.

To my understanding, many of the albums you listed are not really gothic metal (Anathema, Tiamat, The 3rd and the Mortal,...), but hey, I have never been a genre nerd (plus I am really not particularly clear about the borderlines either, and here we are probably close to borderline territory).
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29.08.2020 - 23:59
Gothic Metalhead
Pro Introvert
Written by Redel on 29.08.2020 at 23:25

To my understanding, many of the albums you listed are not really gothic metal (Anathema, Tiamat, The 3rd and the Mortal,...), but hey, I have never been a genre nerd (plus I am really not particularly clear about the borderlines either, and here we are probably close to borderline territory).

I can understand the 3rd and the Mortal not being gothic metal considering the instrumentation of the first album. As for Anathema, I say they're gothic because both alternative 4, and eternity showed elements that came from Gothic rock such as keyboards, lyrics are pretty melodramatic and gloomy to me, Vincent's vocal apporach and Duncan Patterson's chorus effect bass playing. Even without the chorus, Duncan has some unique bass lines that again sounds similar to a few gothic rock bands. I respect your opinion though, they do get overlooked as doom or death-doom or other but it's definitely good to hear another person's input.
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03.08.2021 - 19:15
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Some great albums listed here🖒I must check a load of these out, and add them to my Gothic collection.
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