Post by DieuxDesCimetieres on Aug 9, 2018 11:03:43 GMT -5
Yeah, I think it was around Sin/Pecado; that was when the whole euro gothic metal thing started to really go big, with Lacuna Coil and Moonspell and tons of other bands. Maybe there's nothing to it, but they certainly weren't the only band to jump from more extreme metal to a more gothic sound.
The past that never was, a future that cannot be and a present of ruins.
Post by crystallogic13 on Aug 18, 2018 6:56:19 GMT -5
I saw Moonspell more than 10 years ago live, around 2008.. Fortunately I don't remember playing stuff from the then current records a lot, but played a lot from the golden classical masterpiece that is Irreligious + more earlier ones.. The live had a good atmosphere, albeit short, and the frontman and the aesthetics had something of a dark victorian age stuff with the clothes and a lamp he was carrying .. The encore was great, I think it was the last 3 of Irreligious, a great ending that is with Mephisto, Herr Spiegelmann and Full Moon Madness.. It certainly met my expectations..
Now, other than that I never liked anything after Sin Pecado, even that which I liked back then hasn't aged at all well for me.. Irreligious will always be a perfect 100% record for me but other than that and the great moments in Wolfheart they are done productive wise many many years now.. And not because of the changes in style but simply I don't seem able to find anything to like on the rest of their releases, and I really tried obviously..
Post by detoxscission on Apr 14, 2019 14:26:03 GMT -5
Heard this for the first time recently. A mixture of Doom & Gothic Metal with some more Goth Rock elements thrown in. The album also contains some tongue-in-cheek moments similar to Type O Negative, but not to their particular extent. This is the newest from Austria's Jack Frost: jackfrost.bandcamp.com/album/m-laina-chol
Broke things into different styles, like gothic doom, gothic death, etc. I put gothic doom first since it's probably the most prominent and oldest form of the genre, though what people call 'gothic metal' now is somewhat different than the slow and doom-ridden melodic dirges of the mid 90s. I'm also open for requests on things to add. The gothic black and death sections seems suspiciously small, but especially the gothic black part. Anyone know of some good gothic BM?
Have been recently loving this album by Ens Cogitans. Just found out about them the past couple days. The album is tagged on this youtube channel as 'gothic dark metal' but most other people call them a progressive alternative metal band. It's interesting how the 'gothic metal' tag seems to cover a lot of diverse ground but for some reason usually makes some kind of sense even if the music isn't immediately 'gothy'. Like this album for instance has some goth flavor in the mix along with small doses of doom, but I think progressive metal is the most dominant categorization. It's about as gothic as mid-career Anathema was (which I love, so I'm into this). Other bands like The Crest, Lullacry, and Elysion get the 'gothic metal' tag when most people unfamiliar with the norms of gothic metal might not describe them like that. Anyway, just more critical taxonomic observations that takeaway from enjoying the album, haha.
Anyone on here listen to Darkseed? Spellcraft is one of my all time favorite albums. I listen to it probably once a week. It has a very autumny feel but it works whenever. I don't know what it is, just gives that blustery comfortable purple sky'd autumn feel for me. This is actually a pretty poppy album with some Hetfield-ish vocals, so it may not be for everyone expecting some slow doomy stuff. Fantastic sense of melody, playful guitar, honest vocals, and some great organic sounding violin. The mature more and start getting electronicy after this album, which is honestly all good (earlier stuff was more gothic melo death), but this one's an easy favorite.