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[Music Genre and Global Music Market] What is Gothic Metal? History of Rock and Decline Subgenres of Heavy Metal

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Not many people know the genre Gothic Metal. Gothic metal is a subgenre of heavy metal, but there are too many subgenres in metal and rock in the first place, and few people understand everything in their heads. It is also a very difficult genre to express because the definition of musicality is ambiguous and wide-ranging.

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What is gothic metal?

Gothic metal is said to be a hybrid genre that combines the dark atmosphere of gothic rock with heavy metal, and is a subgenre of heavy metal. Gothic metal music is diverse and there is no absolute definition. There are bands that mix a lot of orchestral tastes, and there are many bands that are more metal-oriented. The lyrics are generally dark and often suggest dark things. This genre is very popular in England and Northern Europe, and many bands have been born. Although it is a genre that is quite popular in Europe, it is also a music that has an interesting phenomenon that it is not accepted at all in the United States.

Gothic metal Music

history

Gothic metal probably originated in England in the 1990s. Three bands, Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, and Anathema, emerged in the early 1990s, signed with record labels, and increased exposure, making the genre known. After that, bands with a lot of orchestral tastes appeared, and the genre of symphonic metal appeared in the late 1990s. In the early 2000s, the genre became a mainstream European metal band, especially in Northern Europe. In Norway and Finland, it began to appear frequently at the top of the music charts.

America

However, on the other hand, for some reason, it was a genre that was not accepted at all in the United States. A band called Evanescence became popular in the early 2000s, but it was sporadic, and more than that, the momentum of hip-hop and rap was tremendous, and these rock genres declined rapidly after the 2000s. Moreover, many people question whether Evanescence itself is gothic metal in the first place, and many say that gothic metal itself was not accepted in the United States in the first place.

decline

Gothic metal has become very popular in Europe, but the global trends are still hip-hop and rap. Rock itself has been pushed by these genres as a whole, and rock music has disappeared from the hit charts since the 2010s. With the birth of EDM in Europe, many sub-genres of house and techno have emerged, and the reality is that many artists no longer aspire to rock and metal genres. I hear a lot of voices that the rock genre will probably continue to be in a tough situation in the future.

famous artist

Within Temptation

Dutch gothic metal band formed in 1996. However, this band is said to be rather symphonic metal, and it is a band that mixes a lot of orchestral tastes. Therefore, it is also supported by orchestra fans.

Lacuna Coil

Gothic metal band from Italy. Formed in Milan in 1994, they are very famous artists in the European gothic metal genre. In the early 2000s, he became Italy’s best-selling rock artist.

Evanescence

American gothic metal band. The band rose to prominence in the early 2000s, but some question whether it’s pure gothic metal. Many argue that the band is classified as alternative metal.

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