Chelsea Wolfe teeters a line between ambient metal and goth in a way that's almost confounding, but mostly enjoyable. There's enough melody here to persuade the nonbelievers, and a certain heaviness to keep the industrial fans interested. Stream her brand new album, Abyss, released Aug. 7, right here.
Okay, so Miss May I aren't a goth band in the traditional sense, but their relentless combination of melody and metalcore is enough to get our attention. If you're scared of most things filed under the "g" word but find yourself attending Warped Tour and loving Marilyn Manson, here's a place to begin.
You can stream Miss May I's fifth album, Deathless, released Aug. 7, now.
A Kate Bush voice for the modern era. Of the bands on this list, Azar Swan is the most dynamic, crafting shadow-y electro pop with experimental structure.
Things that are goth: Confusion, space, an obsession with beauty, confusing the rando norms. Drab Majesty, and front-human Deb Demure is, and embraces, all of these things. The music is something straight out of a Robert Smith wet dream.
New York's Weeknight might refer to themselves as "dark pop" but they're totally goth. The duo specialize in heavy, asymmetrical sounds partnered with a certain Ian Curtis monotone. Go on, dance, dance, dance to the radio.