It is really difficult to find good, new bands – fresh blood, if you will – still active in the Gothic Metal playing ground these days. Most were already covered and they are legion. And we heard and saw it all, didn’t we? The ubiquitous female front, the painted, black clad band. Pretty much all sound-alikes, projecting stereotypes, wanting to achieve something that was already achieved yesterday by many and mastered by few. Right? RIGHT?
One could indeed think that this is so, but not so fast. As always, there is bad, ugly, but also good to be found in the genre. Like the dismal SAVN or bands like Sirenia that improve with age and get better at their game. [...]