Best Gothic Metal Albums


The Top Ten

1 Beyond the Veil - Tristania
2 Requiem: Mezzo Forte - Virgin Black
3 October Rust - Type O Negative
4 Bloody Kisses - Type O Negative
5 The Dreadful Hours - My Dying Bride
6 Mandylion - The Gathering

Only reason this isn't number 1 is that not enough people have heard it.

7 Horror at Red Hook (Demo) - Dunwich Horror at Red Hook (Demo) - Dunwich
8 Icon - Paradise Lost
9 Velvet Darkness They Fear - Theatre of Tragedy
10 Widow's Weeds - Tristania

The Contenders

11 Songs of Darkness, Words of Light - My Dying Bride
12 Draconian Times - Paradise Lost
13 An Elixir for Existence - Sirenia
14 Wolfheart - Moonspell
15 Like Gods of the Sun - My Dying Bride
16 At Sixes and Sevens - Sirenia
17 Theatre of Tragedy - Theatre of Tragedy
18 Arcane Rain Fell - Draconian
19 Gothic - Paradise Lost
20 Aegis - Theatre of Tragedy
21 Tiamat - Wildhoney
22 Fallen - Evanescence

With like 20 millions copies sold, this album is still underrated

Not metal! - Diplomate

Gothic-Nu metal, very nice combination.

23 Run Girl / Down - Jesus Manson Run Girl / Down - Jesus Manson
24 Comalies - Lacuna Coil
25 World of Glass - Tristania

"I will tell it like it is here...This album, like many of Tristania's, is of course totally radical! But THE SONG WORLD OF GLASS IS TOTALLY AWESOME! In my opinion, it is an awe inspiring and energizing anthem which has helped me in some of my most challenging times iny life ever! May you reign for EVER! "

26 Venus Doom - HIM

Not metal! - Diplomate

Not a metal album.

27 The Open Door - Evanescence

Should be top ten, very nice album. - GREYBOYY

28 Dusk and Her Embrace - Cradle of Filth
29 Days of Nothing - The Foreshadowing
30 Darkness and Hope - Moonspell
31 Night Eternal - Moonspell
32 Elodia - Lacrimosa
33 Griefshire - Elis
34 A Deeper Kind of Slumber - Tiamat
35 Prey - Tiamat
36 Where Lovers Mourn - Draconian
37 The Silent Force - Within Temptation

Memories, Angels, Jillian, Somewhere... This album is epic! Hydra is really their worst album ever compared to this amazing album.

38 Antichrist Superstar - Marilyn Manson
39 The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails

NIN aren't gothic at all. Why is this even on here?

This is NOT Gothic.

40 Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) - Marilyn Manson
41 Skills In Pills - Lindemann
42 Emerald Forest and the Blackbird - Swallow the Sun
43 Hope - Swallow the Sun
44 Ghosts of Loss - Swallow the Sun
45 New Moon - Swallow the Sun
46 The Great Cold Distance - Katatonia

Simply on of the best albums in my collection. Soil's Song, My Twin, July...this album is emotive and heavy in all the right places.

47 Wither, Blister, Burn and Peel - Stabbing Westward

The ultimate 'can't get over her album' this semi-industrial epic will certainly appeal to gothic metal lovers because of its subject matter, despite being more like Filter than anything. It is heavy, very depressing, very beautiful, but is tragic watching a man tear himself to pieces over the loss of a girl.

48 Life is Killing Me - Type O Negative
49 Monotheist - Celtic Frost
50 World Coming Down - Type O Negative

One of the most emotionally crushing albums ever made, even more so when you learn that the darkest songs on the album are based on Peter's life just after October Rust. The ultimate gothic metal album. - Revolution666

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Requiem: Mezzo Forte - Virgin Black
2. October Rust - Type O Negative
3. The Dreadful Hours - My Dying Bride
1. Icon - Paradise Lost
2. Beyond the Veil - Tristania
3. Velvet Darkness They Fear - Theatre of Tragedy

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