Snippets Issue 33 : The Gothic Issue

The Evolution of Goth

The Story of Gothic Music Through The Years

The Evolution of Goth

By Ashley Paskill

Gothic music goes back to classical times, though it did not formally get a specific name until gothic rock came through with The Doors. Gothic elements in music include darkness in the tones of the sound and in the content of the lyrics where applicable.
To examine the evolution of gothic music through recent times, check out this brief timeline to get a sense of how the sounds and genre has evolved through recent history. Keep in mind that this is in no way a complete history.


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