Gothic metal

Artist: 
Tribulation
Label: 
Century Media Records

From the Swedish spectres that brought you Children of the Night, one of the best albums of 2015, comes a truly triumphant masterpiece that further cements the Gothic rockers in the annals of metal history. Skillfully channeling their affection for the dark and macabre, Tribulation has crafted Down Below, an album that is a twisted delight to listen to and sets the standard for what a stellar album should be in 2018. 

Sounds Like: 
Ghost
Sounds Like: 
Tribulation's Children of the Night
Name: 
Andrew Trujillo
Date Reviewed: 
01/31/2018
Artist: 
Lacuna Coil
Label: 
Century Media Records

This song is so scary and not in the standard White Metal Guy Yelling At You kind of way. It has a very gothic vibe, which is definitely fun to listen to. The song has some really good diversity by utilizing a male and female singer. While I wish the girl was emphasized more, her parts were still fantastic. This song also had some strings and keys in it which was a welcome change of pace. This is a great song that should be played on your metal show!

Sounds Like: 
Evanescence
Sounds Like: 
Nightwish
Name: 
Colin Bauer
Date Reviewed: 
05/04/2016
Artist: 
Delain
Label: 
Napalm Records

Delain's 8 track EP, Lunar Prelude, features a female vocalist and a fusion of metal and orchestral instrumentals. This EP is absolutely beauitful, I loved every song and would recommend this EP to anyone, especially someone who isn't into the more typical genres of metal. Lunar Prelude has all the metal genre guitars but also infuses the typical orchestral instruments to create something that I had never previously heard.

Sounds Like: 
Evanescence
Sounds Like: 
Mixture of Rock and Orchestra
Name: 
Danielle Perry
Date Reviewed: 
03/07/2016
Artist: 
Lacuna Coil
Label: 
Century Media Records

 On Lacuna Coil’s newest effort, we find the band striving to further purify their melodic metal sound that has come to define the group over the years. The album does a great job of staying true to this proven method, with high use of major chord melodies throughout the melodically sung choruses (with female lead vocalist soaring with fervor). The album does a great job of sticking to a proven method, but ultimately does not break any new grounds in doing so.

Sounds Like: 
Nightwish
Sounds Like: 
Within Temptation
Name: 
Andrew Phipps
Date Reviewed: 
03/27/2012
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