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Bauhaus - Go Away White

The legend of gothic rock is back with Go Away White. Unfortunately I don’t like it.
They sound out of inspiration so the good moments are in the atmospheric passsages.

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Bauhaus - In the Flat Field

Probably the most seminal goth rock album. Bauhaus among other bands like Joy Division established the mood and shape of post punk with In the Flat Feed.

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Star of Ash - Ilter Viator

Star of Ash is a side project of Ihriel, the singer of Peccatum.

She got some valuable help here, by her husband Ihsahn from Emperor and Kristoffer “Garm” Rygg from Ulver.

Ilter Viator is a nice mixture of atmospheric music, orchestral epic soundscapes, electronic beats, goth concept and some heavy metal guitars which appears sometimes.

It’s a very nice album but very underrated.
My fav tracks are Death Salutes Atropos and Nudity of Light.

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Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju

Siouxsie and the Banshees were a key band on the transition process from punk to post punk and new wave, and mainly the goth scene that would predominate the european clubs over the 80’s.

Juju is an incomparable masterpiece. The gothiest and most energetic moment of these english guys.
Pratically EVERY song is a hit.
The music is dark, claustrophobic, hypnotic and disturbing. The post punk synthesis.
All the members did very fine but John McGeoch‘s guitars and Siouxsie‘s vocals are the very highlights.

More than an 80’s classic, this is one of the best rock albums of all time.

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