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

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 Gothic - Paradise Lost
18 Arcane Rain Fell - Draconian
19 Aegis - Theatre of Tragedy
20 Tiamat - Wildhoney
21 Fallen - Evanescence

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

Gothic-Nu metal, very nice combination.

Not metal! - Diplomate

22 Horror at Red Hook (Demo) - Dunwich Horror at Red Hook (Demo) - Dunwich
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 a metal album.

Not metal! - Diplomate

26 The Open Door - Evanescence

Should be top ten, very nice album. - GREYBOYY

27 Dusk and Her Embrace - Cradle of Filth
28 Darkness and Hope - Moonspell
29 Night Eternal - Moonspell
30 Elodia - Lacrimosa
31 Griefshire - Elis
32 A Deeper Kind of Slumber - Tiamat
33 Prey - Tiamat
34 Where Lovers Mourn - Draconian
35 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.

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

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

This is NOT Gothic.

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

45 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.

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

49 The Origin of the Feces - Type O Negative
50 Endorama - Kreator
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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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