Gothtober 2017 – 24th of October / Die Fantastischen Vier – Krieger

“Whut? Whut! Whut?!” I hear some people shout now. But, well, sometimes you find gothy gems outside even the widest definition of the umbrella. And this one… This song can easily be played in a goth club and nobody would bat an eye. (The same with “Mein Schwert” and “Millionen Legionen”, which form a sort … Continue reading

Gothtober 2017 – 23rd of October / Martin L. Gore – Compulsion

Not all Goth needs to sound gloomy and spooky and dark and foreboding. There’s enough room for some cheery, bubblegum, downright uplifting tracks as well. Not all bands produce one of those tracks, but enough to. A party hymn here, a dancefloor-hit there and perhaps a simple fun song for the hell of it thrown … Continue reading

Gothtober 2017 – 22nd of October / Empyrium – Ode To Melancholy

Beauty in Darkness. In industrial landscapes. In terrible weather. In forsaken buildings. In decay. In crumbling facades. And also in dark and downbeat music, such as with today’s track. One of the things I also love about autumn days and nights is putting on some really, really dark/depressing/droning music and just walk and drive around … Continue reading

Gothtober 2017 – 19th of October / Xmal Deutschland – Mondlicht

German goth royalty. Which ended in a pretty French way, even though it was a self-inflicted decapitation that did them in. If you start out strong in one genre, and continue to grow in both skill and appreciation in said genre, don’t be surprised that, when you then suddenly change genre and style in a … Continue reading

Gothtober 2017 – 18th of October / Anne Clark – Poem Without Words 2 – Journey by Night

I also love purely instrumental tracks. I don’t know if it’s because I like classical music or if I like classical music because of my live for instrumental tracks. There’s something amazing about being able to evoke emotions and stories with nothing but instruments. In modern music, the focus drifted so much onto the lead … Continue reading