26 September 2005

Goth Albums

My favourite Goth CDs:

Frozen Autumn - Fragments of Memories
Faith and the Muse - Evidence of Heaven
Sisters of Mercy - Floodlands
Lycia - Tripping back into the broken days
Lycia - Compilation appearances volume 1
Dead can Dance - Aion
Dead can Dance - Toward the Within
Clan of Xymox - Clan of Xymox
Clan of Xymox - Medusa
Clan of Xymox - Live
Peter Murphy - Dust
Lisa Gerrard - Duality
Red Flag - The Crypt

My tastes lean towards the electronic-goth and industrial-goth direction. I am not a goth, but my musical tastes do lean slightly towards that direction.

I don't care for those MTV 'goth' bands like Evanescene and Marilyn Manson. Lots of mascara and makeup does not a band goth make. I will admit that the lead vocalist of Evanescene has a great voice though. I don't particularly care for the 1980s icons Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Cure either. Ditto for hard rock and metal-related Goth. Thus, I am not particularly interested in Fields of Nephilim, Christian Death, heh, and others. Any goth band that sounds like hair-metal and their metal ballads (think White Lion, Bon Jovi, yes, they were considered metal in the 80s), no thanks.

These are my favourites but I do listen to other goth bands on a less consistent basis. Those bands include Wolfsheim, The Northern Territories, Faith and Disease, Loveliescrushing, Mira, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Chandeen, The Cruxshadows and lots more.

Red Flag's only real 'goth' album is the sublime 'The Crypt'. Sadly, not too long after, Red Flag is no more after the death of one of the Reynolds brothers.

"Massive violence
The slaughter begins
Future Collides
Nightmare begins"
'Circuitry' Front Line Assembly


V said...

Hey another Clan fan. Cool. But don't hate me because I love Siouxsie, Cure and Christian Death. Whether they are true "goth" or not, I just like their music.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Woo! Excellent! I know very few people listening to the Clan of Xymox.

As for liking those other goth music, I am afraid you would have to embrace the iron maiden for that. Heheh.

V said...

Ooo.. Iron Maiden, I'm not going THAT far. Thanks for visiting my blog!

johnnynorms said...

I like a bit of Dead Can Dance, though I sold my copy of Toward the Within. I like either the murky first album, or the crisper, clearer Within the Realm of a Dying Sun.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

The murky first album? Ahh. That is something I have not heard despite having heard quite a bit of their material.