When you list your favorite songs in almost any genre, you’ll have some people judging you for them. If you’re actually involved in any subculture, you’ll get this even more. As far as I’m concerned, these are not necessarily the best songs ever written objectively. I don’t care whether or not they’re the best representations of the goth metal genre or goth rock genre in general. These are just the five songs in the genre that I can’t get enough of and that I listen to over and over again. People who like the goth metal or goth rock genres will probably also like them.
Within Temptation’s best song is probably Our Solemn Hour, and it’s one of my favorite songs in general. This is really one of those songs that will make you feel like anything is possible. It has a way of making the day seem epic right away.
Epica’s Cry for the Moon is my favorite song of theirs. It definitely has a theme that some people won’t like, but even a lot of religious people should appreciate the song for the sheer artistry and power behind it.
While a lot of people still like to argue about the status of Evanescence as a genuine goth band, I do really like their song Lies, and a lot of people would say that it sounds like a much more genuinely goth song than a good portion of their other offerings. I think that it’s their best song, hands-down, and a lot of people would agree with that.
My favorite song of Nightwish is Nemo. It’s probably one of their most covered songs, so people should be able to easily find a lot of different versions of it online. I like the original and a good portion of the covers. People should be able to find a version of it that they like even if they’re not big fans of Nightwish.
Seven Widows Weep is probably my favorite song from Sirenia, although it really is hard to narrow it down when you’re talking about Sirenia. If I could narrow down stuff from Within Temptation, then I could narrow down stuff from Sirenia.
I’m always eager to hear about a lot of other people’s favorite songs. If there’s something in this genre or any other that people like, I want to hear it. One way or another, now people know the songs that I’ve listened to a few thousand times.