gothic rock

‘The Art of Darkness’ Unburies Goth Music’s Beginnings

‘The Art of Darkness’ Unburies Goth Music’s Beginnings

John Robb’s The Art of Darkness unburies an estimable wealth of knowledge of goth music and can sit comfortably beside the works of Greil Marcus and Jon Savage.

Chelsea Wolfe Takes Unpredictable Turns on Her New LP

Chelsea Wolfe Takes Unpredictable Turns on Her New LP

Chelsea Wolfe is as uncompromising a poet as she has ever been on She Reaches Out to She Reaches Out to She. The purpose is not to be more of the same.

The Cure’s ‘Wild Mood Swings’ Indulges the Glories of Genre-Jumping

The Cure’s ‘Wild Mood Swings’ Indulges the Glories of Genre-Jumping

The Cure’s ebulliently eclectic masterpiece ‘Wild Mood Swings’ is misguidedly maligned. What is more tantalizing than music that exalts eclecticism to such stupefying heights?

CORLYX’s ‘Blood in the Disco’ Combines Nostalgia and Innovation in Their Gothic Rock

CORLYX’s ‘Blood in the Disco’ Combines Nostalgia and Innovation in Their Gothic Rock

Blood in the Disco isn’t just CORLYX’s best album yet, it’s one of the best goth rock albums to emerge yet this decade.

Thus Love’s ‘Memorial’ Sports Top-Flight Goth and Post-Punk Influences

Thus Love’s ‘Memorial’ Sports Top-Flight Goth and Post-Punk Influences

Thus Love began as a fuzzy, overly goth-influenced band, but they have since polished their messy sound to a confident post-punk sheen on Memorial.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in Berlin: God, of Sorts, Is in the House

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in Berlin: God, of Sorts, Is in the House

Melodic carnage, transcendental lyrics, cathartic delivery, and divine communion between Him and his flock are expected and delivered from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds performing live in Berlin.

Converge Embrace the Power of Collaboration on the Brilliant ‘Bloodmoon: 1’

Converge Embrace the Power of Collaboration on the Brilliant ‘Bloodmoon: 1’

Metalcore pioneers Converge unite with Chelsea Wolfe and Cave In’s Stephen Brodsky to craft a brooding work of goth-inflected metal with Bloodmoon: I.

The Cure’s Genre-Defining and Genre-Defying ‘Faith’ 40 Years On

The Cure’s Genre-Defining and Genre-Defying ‘Faith’ 40 Years On

The Cure’s Faith–released 40 years ago this April–comes from a haunted, solipsistic place and it seduces you into its tormented world.

The 10 Best Love Songs of The Cure

The 10 Best Love Songs of The Cure

From mournful laments to giddy, knees-up swoons and everything in between, these are the 10 best love songs from post-punk’s most capable romantics, The Cure.

Martyrs and Murderers and Post-Punk Dialogues Between Dublin and Detroit

Martyrs and Murderers and Post-Punk Dialogues Between Dublin and Detroit

Dublin's the Murder Capital and Detroit's Protomartyr both delve into murky existential lyrical terrain as riotous riffs reverberate and drums pound militantly, infusing the atmosphere with ominous sonic shadows.

How Leeds Led the Goth Scene

How Leeds Led the Goth Scene

Leeds' the F Club, Ace of Clubs, and the Warehouse are just a few of the clubs that ushered in goth. Ethan Stewart talks with musicians and fans who were there.

The Cure: Ranking the Albums From 13 to 1

The Cure: Ranking the Albums From 13 to 1

Just about every album by the Cure is worth picking up as even those ranked lowest boast worthwhile moments. Here are their albums presented from worst to best.