Sorry I didn`t add the links before, but these are some links to my favorite newer (meaning 1990 and later) bands, complete with samples.
They`re pretty popular, so most of you should know these classics:
- my favorite band of all time!!! Nothing else comes close to touching the darkness and emotion ever present in Anna Varney`s beautiful compositions!!
A true classic and pioneers of the German darkwave scene. I`ll be seeing them in July!!! They put on one hell of a stageshow!!
My favorite American band at the moment.... Haunting horror-themed gothic/darkwave/industrial, going more for the twisted and frightening approach, but still with some moments of ambient serenity.
Faith & the Muse
my second favorite american band, with Monica Richards of Strange Boutique and Bill Faith of Mephisto Walz. equal parts ethereal and gothic rock, with their later stuff being more rock, and their older stuff more neoclassical/old world style.
Well, ok, they aren`t new, but represent the newer wave of dark music to come out of Europe. I still don`t know what label to categorize them in, save for "artistic genius"
Love Like Blood
One of Germany`s newer wave of gothic bands, introducing more of a hard-edged style.
Diary of Dreams
Highly depressive, powerful, and epic elecrogoth, with one of the most emotive deep-voiced singers ever to grace a stage. Each album is like a journey through your own emotions.
Well, that`s it for now until I think of some more.....