I need new music. I should probably listen to Pandora more. But I want more goth and industrial titles, too. And most of the bands I listen to I learned about from buying compilation albums from HotTopic. Sure, others I found online, but most of the good stuff I find on compilation CDs, or from magazines. Heck, I start looking up bands from this 3-CD set of goth/industrial music I borrowed from the library.
Anybody has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.
What I like:
* Skinny Puppy
* Evanescence/Amy Lee
* Cruxshadows (I should check out their discography, see if they have any CDs I don't own yet.)
* Emilie Autumn
* Abney Park
* Corvus Corax
* Creature Feature
* The Dreamside
* Seanan McGuire
* Dr. Steel
* Ego Likeness
* Dead Can Dance
* Gogol Bordello
* Lacuna Coil
* Joachim Witt
* The Birthday Massacre
* Blue Oyster Cult
* Godsmack/Sully Erna
* System of a Down/Serj Tankian
* Tool/A Perfect Circle
* Marilyn Manson
* Dresden Dolls
I don't know how to LJ cut before anyone tells me this is too long.
Anyway, Iike I said; This is going to be long because I have some things to get off my chest. So, after years of jumping from community to community, I find myself joining yet another one. Ironically, I had sworn to never join an online community again. I'm talking more about the goth communities, because I have no problems in the other communties I've joined. Everytime I try to join a goth community, I never stay around for long because I'm either ran off for being "not goth enough" or I eventually leave on my own because I got tired of the "gothier than thou" attitude.
I'm now a 20 year old African American woman who has been around the online goth "scene" since I was 15. I have become disillusioned with the goth scene. So much that I can no longer go by the label that I used to so proudly wear. I thought the goth scene was about being "open-minded". That you were free to be yourself and that others in the scene will accept you for being you. But that is all a bunch of bull. All the goth scene is a fashion contest of who can dress in the gothiest oufit and think they are "so goth" that they feel the need to call anyone a poser because apparently to be a "true goth" you have to follow a list of "rules". They're no different from the so- called "conformists" they claim to hate and seperate themselves from.
I joined this community because I feel that it describes me perfectly. I dress in goth fashion and collect gothic themed accessories. I also have some interests that are considered gothic such as my love for Tim Burton films. I also love vampires and anything else that's seen as "dark and creepy". However, I can't stand goth music. It just doesn't have any feeling to me. The closest I listen to goth music is gothic metal. While I am cynical and somewhat sarcastic, I *gasps* enjoy living and having fun instead of whining about "conformists". I *gasps* like some mainstream music instead of limiting myself to just goth music. I *gasps* wear color in my wardrobe. I even wear *gasps*PINK and I *gasps even more* LIKE it.
To be honest, stereotypically speaking I'm more of a "geek" than a "goth", but I just don't care anymore. I'm tired to trying to label myself because I'm just limiting self like that and I've realized that I'm just a living example that people can't be fully defined by labels. But we all know that there will still be people who will try to slap us in a box (we can't escape it), so when asked I reply that "I'm alternative" because that is the easiest yet vague way to describe me. I don't fit in with most of mainstream society, but I'm not "freak enough" for the freaks. I'm just me. No more trying fight stereotypes or fit in to one. I go my own way now. I don't care what people think of me anymore.
I've been watching this community for a while before I decided to finally join and from what I see none of you care either. It's nice to know that I'm not alone in my being a "closet goth".
My name is Inimeitiel, I am 19 and I live in the cold, wet north of England.
I am a full out goth, but not like the rest. First off, I refuse to dye or straighten my hair, hence my general rejection from most of the goth world. But black hair is so overdone. Being goth is about being original, not following trends. I tend to wear full goth makeup, steel heeled New Rocks, and a long black dress (rather like Morticia Addams from the Addams Family).
My fave band of all time ever is Within Temptation. I am absolutley crazy about them.
I love goth metal, folk metal, battle metal and power metal. Some of my fave bands inc. Sirenia, Epica, Sonata Arctica, HIM, Nightwish, Amon Amarth, Blind Guardian, Bullet for My Valentine, Iced Earth, Kamelot, Angtoria, TYR, Korpiklaani, Stream of Passion, Dream Theater... I could go on, the list is pretty much endless. lol.
My fave film is Sleepy Hollow. I will give anything a watch once. I am fond of period dramas, gothic horror and fantasy.
I love to read more than anything in the world. I am also a writer.
Despite my general snarkyness, I'm acctually quite a nice person, just very shy. I can't stand posers or those who think being goth is about looking goth. Being goth is a lifestyle, not a fashion statement (sorry, i feel rather passionate about this issue).
Usually I can be found sitting quietly in a dark corner reading a book.
Well, that is as far as my introduction goes. Nice to meet you all. :D