I’m always on the lookout for gothic metal, and in one of my escapades I ran into L’ame Immortelle, which is pretty interesting:
There was something about it that kept me coming back - the best way I can describe it was how the harshness of the language contrasts with the instrumentals. In another, I found another seemingly unrelated song, but there was something about it that kept me coming back.
Best I can gather, both bands have been described as NDH, (“Neue Deutsche Härte”) or New German Hardness. I was wondering if anyone had other suggestions for bands that have this NDH element as well as a dark/doom/goth element as well.
I have difficulty describing what exactly I’m looking for because I’m not exactly intimately familiar with the sub-genres are and what exactly defines them - I’m not even entirely sure if it’s even NDH I’m necessarily looking for. But it is interesting and I like it. Thanks.
I decided to throw myself to the mercy of YouTube’s “mix” and a discovered a couple bands that are more darkwave and goth, but just so happen to be German and are in tune with what I’m looking for. I’ve like what I’ve heard Blutengel, I searched more into Erdling and like that, Lord of the Lost would be the exact sound could I actually find a song in German by them, and I’m in the process of checking out Meinhard as well as Eisbrecher, both of which seem super promising.
I never got into Rammstein - they were too popular in my circles during my rebellious/outcast phase. It was just yesterday it dawned on me that Rammstein might’ve been what I was looking for. Any chance you recommend an album? Or a song? I know I could probably pick something at random and come across a decent Rammstein song, but I prefer recommendations.
Geeez, another thread where I get reminded of what I haven’t listened to in forever so I spend hours trying to piece everything back together.
If any of these don’t fit the genre just let me know and I’ll remove them. I’m not good with genres. I just picked stuff that looked/sounded gothic-y to me.
@jerm1027 Blutengel! I had completely forgotten about them. Thank you.
Here are my offerings:
Nightwish - These are of their old singer. Their new one can sing but sounds a little too pop-y to me.
Kamelot - my favorite band to sing along to. These are also when they had their old singer. Their new one is actually very close, but his voice is a little cleaner so it just doesn't sound right in my opinion. Also a lot of fun to sing along to.
I’m not really digging them - on paper it sounds like exactly what I’m looking for, but it’s not clicking for me.
A fan of Tarja? I’m somewhat familiar with Nightwish, and I like a few of their songs, but I think recently I just aquired a symphonic metal fatigue (might be why I’m not vibing with Lacrimosa). Personally, I preferred Annette as she sang with a bit more energy. And I haven’t heard enough with Floor Jansen, but I was a fan of her band After Forever way back. On a related note, I actually really Tarja’s solo effort, particularly: https://youtu.be/5pzXtzaFQ2I
In a similar fashion, Dark Sarah is pretty awesome https://youtu.be/dc3XcTcTjaw
I never looked into Kamelot because they were categorized as power metal, and I have difficult time taking power metal seriously - too cliched and cheesy. However, they seem to be doing enough different that it’s piquing my interest. I look up more.
Haven’t heard of them before. Reminds of darker, more industrial version of The 69 Eyes. I think I’m okay with this. Speaking of which…
I’m somewhat familiar with them. I’ve only liked a couple of their songs so far - they’re a band I definitely would’ve been more into in high school.
I love Type O Negative! I recently binged on the song Christian Woman. Something about their sound invokes 90’s nostalgia. I wish I got the chance to see them live.
I can see where you were going with that. I’ll check it out.