The gothic subculture emerged around 1979 when the sounds of Bauhaus appeared, particularly the single ‘Bela Lugosi’s dead’. The performance of this song, and the majority of the bands sets, contained most of the distinctive themes which still pervade the goth subculture. By the mid-1990s, however, the gothic culture had seemingly used up its time in the media and commercial spotlight and all but disappeared from public view.  It became a social norm to wear it out as street style, it may have been filtered down slightly on the street than on stage but you could still spot it easily enough as it was so extravagant.

Some of the most popular and well-known Gothic rock bands of all time are The cure, The sisters of Mercy and Evanescence. But the goth subculture’s influence from the arts, old literature, theater and architecture. To begin the goth subculture, or at least the older generations of this subculture, were heavily influenced by romanticism, or a style of art and literature that emerged in the late 1700s and carried on through the 1800.  The Gothic subculture also had an affinity for medieval. Edwardian, Victorian, and of course Goth, architecture, literature, music and art.


The fashion is a clothing style marked bu conspicuously dark, mysterious, antiquated and homogeneous features. It tends to be dark sometimes morbid fashion and style of dress typical gothic includeds a pale complexion with coloured blakc hair, blakc lips and black clothing, however not everything is black, their are hints of red, purple and sometimes dark, dirty orange. Both male and female goths wear dark eyeliner and dark fingernail polish, again, mainly black, sometimes purple. Goth fashion is sometimes confused with heavy metal fashion and emo fashion.

Emo or emotional hardcore

Emo is modern punk with a dark fashion sense. Banks such as Green Day, Blink 182, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy and Weezer are emo. It is pop-punk and has nothing to dowith Goth besides having a dark fashion sense.They are both based in the punk rock movement of the late 1970s that spread internationally and continues to influence art, culture and media around the world. They differ mostly in yhe sense of expression of music and emotions. Though they both belong to the same genre of music but their expressions and cultural inclinations set them apart. Their thinking and influenced on music also differ.


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