Top Ten Best Goth Rock Bands

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61 The Crüxshadows

78? These are more Goth than My Chemical Romance who are further up on the scale. I usually dislike bands with huge discographies but these were just an exception. Absolutely amazing. Some of my favourite songs are Heaven's Gaze, Nothing, Untrue, Birthday and Sophia.

What are bands like Lacuna Coil, Marilyn Manson and Evanescence doing on here?

Probably my favourite band of the dark scene - I won't call them Gothic rock because their newer stuff is certainly darkwave but I think their older stuff could be classed as it. They have some amazing songs and I've seen them live, met Rogue as well.

I wish people would do some research before they label Evanescence as Goth.

Some of my favorite music.

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62 Gene Loves Jezebel

Great band. Saw them supporting Billy Idol at Ingliston in 1991

63 Das Ich
64 London After Midnight

This is amazing band with beautiful dark music and fantastic vocal.also they have vice texts in their songs. Why the hell they are not in top 10? Just listen to them and have an eargasm! )

65 Virgin Prunes

One of my absolute favourites! Rarely do bands combine amazing, idealistic and unique music with theatrical elements. Truly unique! Not necessarily "goth" goth though.

66 Lebanon Hanover
67 The Gathering
68 The 69 Eyes

At least number 5, there song dead girls are easy is one of the best songs ever, back in blood agen another great gothic song. Come on you can not miss them out of the top 10

Quite easy one of the best bands period. They can sound one way one song and totally different on another.

A mix of Type-O Negative, Sisters of Mercy and HIM all wrapped into one tragically beautiful package, great work guys.

TheThey should be in the top 10.. com'on

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69 Public Image Ltd.

Want to know what's the closest thing to Gothic Rock? No, it's not Gothic Metal, it's Post-Punk. All the essential Goth albums (The Cure's "Pornography", Siouxsie & the Banshee's "Juju", Bauhaus' "In the Flat Field") have strong ties to Post-Punk. And Public Image Ltd were very essential to Post-Punk. Plus, as the comment below (or above) says, they're more Gothic than some the bands getting into the Top 10 (Nightwish, HIM, Evanescence)

Not very gothic but great music still

Maybe not goth but they're closer to it than most of the band I see on here.

70 Carillon Del Dolore
71 Rosegarden Funeral
72 Cradle of Filth Cradle of Filth Cradle of Filth are a British extreme metal band that formed in Suffolk in 1991. The band's musical style evolved from black metal to a cleaner and more "produced" amalgam of gothic metal, symphonic black metal and other extreme metal styles.

I guess no one knows pure gothic rock huh?.. Cradle of filth is the greatest and nothing can take their place. They are more important than the food ya eat and the air ya breath.

Seriously, clearly no one has listened to any of their songs they are pure gold. they deserve more then a pathetic place at 60 they are the kings of metal!

After listening "Bathory Aria" I became a fan.

CoF is legend

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73 Reflexion
74 Apocalyptica Apocalyptica Apocalyptica is a Finnish metal band from Helsinki, Finland formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén.

Excellent sound, 4 cellists that know how to create atmosphere

75 Lacrimosa

My absolute favorite band - has got to be no. 1

Lacrimosa is the best gothic rock band EVER. No question.

Schakal piano version is one the best gothic song ever

76 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. more.

172?! There is no better band in this genre than Marilyn Manson, the group fronted by the King of Darkness himself, the band's namesake. Should be first on the list - Shake_n_Bake13

I love Marilyn Manson he's so awesome I love all his songs

Marilyn is my favorite singer other than evanescence I think he should be higher in this list!

Should be higher on the list just saying...mayby even number 1!

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77 Theatre of Tragedy

Each of their albums/songs have such an amazing, beautiful touch. Even their demo tape is so eerily peaceful to listen.

Easily the most underrated goth rock band of all time.

The gratest gothic metal band in the world, pioneers of the "beauty and the beast", pioneer of Gothic/Industrial metal, pioneers on female fronted, 20 years of legend. They had the most beautiful lyrics written in old english and german, two beautiful voices (Liv and Nell), the beast keyboards in metal (Lorentz Aspen) and the greatest songwritter in the world, Raymond Rohonyi!

78 Draconian Draconian

Great vocals, the dual singers add a real depth to it. I'd say they are really underrated.

79 End of You
80 Lullacry

Lullacry is the best gothic band on the planet. Especially their album: crucify my heart, track: heart of darkness! GENIUS.

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