All began by late-7O's began to appear bands in the gothic rock and deathrock scene including Bauhaus, Specimen, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Damned, Southern Death Cult, Ausgang, Sex Gang Children, 45 Grave, UK Decay, The Virgin Prunes, Kommunity FK, Alien Sex Fiend and Christian Death. Gloria Mundi, Joy Division, The Cure, early Adam and the Ants and Killing Joke have also been associated.
By the mid-80's, the number of bands began proliferating and became increasingly popular, including bands like The Sisters of Mercy, The Mission (or The Mission UK), Xmal Deutschland, The Bolshoi and Fields of the Nephilim. The Darkwave genre began to take everytime more strength with bands like Clan Of Xymox,Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, Black Tape for a Blue girl.
The 90's saw the further growth of 80's bands and emergence of many new bands. This produces what is colloquially termed Ethereal Wave, a subgenre of Darkwave music.
In the mid-90s, the styles of music that were heard in the places where goths attended ranged from gothic rock, deathrock, industrial music, Gothic Metal, EBM, ambient, experimental music, synth pop, shoegazing. This variety was the result of the need to maximize attendance by all outside the alternative music scene, particularly in small towns, and due to the eclectic tastes of the members of the subculture, but also noted further changes in attitude.
The other significant development of the '90s was the popularity of electronic bands like VNV Nation, Apoptygma Berzerk and Covenant in the gothic scene. The emergence of what has been called the music and style Cybergoth (which has much in common with synth pop, furure pop and EBM) caused bitter divisions among its fans and those who were firmly fastened to the guitar's model of the Gothic rock. Bands with a sound typical of the darkwave or those like The Crüxshadows, which combine electronic sounds and gothic rock, drew on both sides, to some extent.
The Dark Cabret born later-90's which draws on the aesthetics of the decadent, risqué German Weimar-era cabarets, burlesque and Vaudeville shows with the stylings of post-70s goth and punk music.
In more recent years have seen a resurgence of positive sound of Gothic Rock and Deathrock. Bands with an earlier goth sound like Cinema Strange, Bloody Dead And Sexy, Black Ice and Antiworld.
Today, the goth music scene has grown mainly in the area of
The Gothic Metal born to early of 90's technically wasn't born the sounds of Gothic Subculture mentioned previously, althought is relative because some bands,of this genre are from gothic rock or darkwave sounds (bands could be consider them more directly from gothic movement), others just are from Symphonic Metal or Doom Metal sounds, and mixing classic music's elements.
Here finds bands like Lacrimosa, Paradise Lost, The Gathering (early), Lacuna Coil, Epica, Type O Negative, Moonspell, Within Temptation.
The same happens with Industrial Rock / industrial Metal Music born to late-80's take elements of Industrial and Metal Music centered in guitars riffs and synthetizers.
The Industrial Metal is asociated to the case previously said of Gothic Metal, both genres directly aren't from Gothic Subculture, meanwhile the Electro Industrial Music born in 90's is asociated to Electrodark side because shared the use to synthetizers.
Bands like Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein, Oomph! Laibach, Zeromancer, Dope Stars INC., Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, finds in this category.
Anyway exist followers of these last genres, Gothic Metal and Industrial Metal that possibly could be in the other extreme of Gothic Subculture.