A kickass subcategory of heavy metal that is a combination of goth rock and heavy metal. Usually, but not always, has a gorgeous in sight and sound female vocalist as the lead singer and unfortinatly in alot of cases has a male vocalist who cannot sing but can only speak and growl like a death metal vocalist. But not always. Sometimes the male lead singer can sing or if it is a female and male singer the guy can sing.
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.
Theatre of Tragedy, Within Temptation, Lacuna Coil, Nightwish, Tristania, Sins of Thy Beloved, After Forever and Paradise Lost just to name a few.
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