What Is Gothic Rock?
Gothic rock, or goth rock, is a subgenre of rock music that arose in the wake of punk rock in the United Kingdom (UK) during the late 1970s. Gothic rock, and many early gothic rock bands, like Siouxsie and the Banshees and Bauhaus, were initially part of the post-punk movement but soon distinguished themselves with heavily processed guitars, repetitive percussion, and droning, dramatic vocals.
Both goth bands and music embrace a certain degree of theatrics: lyrics tend towards a blend of the ominous and romantic. The “goth look”—black or dark color schemes in wardrobe and makeup—is echoed by the aesthetic choices of a worldwide goth subculture.
What Subgenres Are Linked to Gothic Rock?
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