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Gothic metal

In the black shadows of the ruins of an abandoned gothic church, evil signs, dark omens, hoarse voices that mark the time, in an era lost between the Middle Ages and the romantic future. Gothic Metal is a music genre combining metalÕs thunderous, distorted sound and bombastic production with elements of obscure, Medieval nostaligia Ð ancient musical roots tied closely to authors classic like Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley. Tune in deep and you can feel how atmosphere deepens further as haunting rhythms reverberate deeply from strings. Ancient dialects meet metal moans, leaving an atmospheric mix far darker than metal alone. Often equipped by melodic synths amidst ironic dreadshivers to highlight inherent contrasts without becoming purely comedic horror. Gothic metal is a subgenre of heavy metal, mixing the dark atmosphere and the female vocals of gothic rock with the heavy guitars and riffs of heavy and doom metal.