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 Icon - Paradise Lost
6 The Dreadful Hours - My Dying Bride
7 Mandylion - The Gathering

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

8 Velvet Darkness They Fear - Theatre of Tragedy
9 Widow's Weeds - Tristania
10 Draconian Times - Paradise Lost

The Contenders

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

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

Not metal! - Diplomate

Gothic-Nu metal, very nice combination.

22 Tiamat - Wildhoney
23 Comalies - Lacuna Coil
24 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! "

25 Venus Doom - HIM

Not metal! - Diplomate

Not a metal album.

26 The Open Door - Evanescence

Should be top ten, very nice album. - GREYBOYY

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

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

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

This is NOT Gothic.

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

46 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.

47 Life is Killing Me - Type O Negative
48 Monotheist - Celtic Frost
49 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

50 The Origin of the Feces - Type O Negative
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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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