Genre 'fascism' in the goth community?
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24 May 20 9:42 pm
Why are some goths so eager to dismiss bands such as Lacrimosa, Gothminister and anything not related to post punk or gothic rock as not goth?

I get it that some people like to debate this, but some goths strike me as quite rigid in their definition? When, in fact, Ive seen little evidence that it's a yes or no answer in regards to where EBM, Industrial, goth metal belong in there
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25 May 20 8:03 pm
I label The Birthday Massacre as a Gothic Industrial band because they are Gothic and have that electrcal sound that Industrial bands have....also they're on the Gothic Industrial playlist on YouTube LOL! But even Chibi doesn't think of their band as one particular genre and isn't as uptight about labels. I think some people get too carried away with definitions and can get pedantic or snobbish about it.
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04 Jun 20 8:20 pm
Karl wrote:
I label The Birthday Massacre as a Gothic Industrial band because they are Gothic and have that electrcal sound that Industrial bands have....also they're on the Gothic Industrial playlist on YouTube LOL! But even Chibi doesn't think of their band as one particular genre and isn't as uptight about labels. I think some people get too carried away with definitions and can get pedantic or snobbish about it.



Truth
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05 Jun 20 9:17 pm
Genres of music have certain criteria. Goth rock is a sub genre of post punk and there is a definition of the ctiteria. You will find many bands fit across a number of genres.
The music synonymous with the goth subculture includes post punk, goth rock, darkwave, cold wave, death rock etc.
Where the confusion sets in is when clubs play mix of genres eg. goth/ industrial/ ebm and although it is written on the flyers, a lot of people lump it all as goth.
The word gothic, as an adjective, is legitimately used to describe a plethora of things but that does not mean anything labeled as gothic is part of the goth subculture.
Gothic Metal ia a perfect example. I have never heard metal played at a goth club. It might be played a clubs that include metal but not clubs that state goth only on their flyers.
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23 Mar 21 12:00 am
idk its getting pretty annoying to me
we can't have a good music scene if we keep trying to outcast every nonpost punk goth group

deathrock they try to dismiss but it's literally a subgenre of gothic post punk

so is gothic metal like type o negative

and is far as industrial its debatable but we shouldn't deny its place in the gothic community
to me industrial is so intersected with goth at this point it should count as goth especially now that we got darkwave, cybergoths, military goths & industrial goths
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23 Mar 21 5:53 am
I have always found that the more someone associates to anything the more they will define why by the way they reject or disclaim others. Looking closely at the democrat/Republican situation; they both basically define themselves based on what they are not. They will than list everything the other is and how they are better.

Just saying 🦊