Uses keyboards alot and lyrics are typically about religion and God, heaven and hell, romance, horror, depression, bereavement, emptyness, and death. As for an image, they usually have a form of a gothic image but has is not the stereotypical goth look.
Popular in Scandinavia and Western Europe.
me: "WTF is goth metal? Is that like Bauhaus mixed with Slipknot. Damn, that would sound shitty!"
poser: What is Bauhaus?
me: I hate you.
1: Same as Gothic Metal. People often call gothic metal "goth metal" because they assume the two words are interchangable, or because they assume that because it's called "gothic" it must have something to do with goth. It does not.
2: Any metal that so-called goths (usually wannabe goths) listen to. Could be anything from Nightwish to Slipknot depending on the whim of the speaker. This is a ficticous genre, ie there is no such thing as "goth metal"!! Gothic Rock and Metal are POLLS APART!!!
There is no genre of goth music which sounds anthing like metal. Period. Although there is no reason a goth cannot have a varied music taste, there is no connection whatsoever between goth and any form of metal.
For the true definition of gothic metal see gothic metal
kid 2: "Yeah, I love Nightwish she's so GoThiC, I wish I had enough pocket money to get whiteface AND eyeliner"