Finishing off the last of the metal-based 'dark' genres, which will probably come as a relief to the elder/trad Goths out there. Judging from the response to my last music post, however, the majority of Goths (visiting this blog, at least) do have some interest in metal, whether they like one or two bands or consider it a favourite genre.
'Love Metal' is the title of the fourth album by the Finnsh rock band HIM, and also the term that the band came up with to describe their type of music. Many younger Goths and mallgoths mistake HIM's sound for Goth rock, which it isn't, but there are a lot of Goths from all age ranges who enjoy their music. Their sound is dark and melancholy and their imagery and lyrics reflect that, which is probably why they have experienced such lasting popularity in the Goth scene.
Industrial black metal
This sub-genre was created with black metal bands incorporating Industrial elements into their sound; pioneers included Mysticum, Thorns and Blut Aus Nord. However, the band most Goths will commonly associate with this subgenre is Psyclon Nine, an aggrotech band who incorporated more industrial metal elements into their sound over time.
Cyber metal is the bastard lovechild of thrash and Industrial metal, combining the aggressive guitars of thrash with harsh Industrial-esque electronics. Bands listed on Last.fm as 'cyber metal' include Sybreed, T3CHN0PH0B1A, Ensoph, Illidiance, The Kovenant, Herrschaft, The Sin:Decay, Plague Project, NeuroTecH and XE-NONE.
This is a subgenre of heavy metal that is heavily influenced by classical music. Notable performers include Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Symphony X, Stratovarius, Versailles, Concerto Moon, Narnia, Rhapsody of Fire, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Dark Moor and Artension.
Goth'n'roll is the unofficial term used by some in the scene to describe the Goth-rock-meets-rock-and-roll-meets-glam-meets-metal sound of bands such as The 69 Eyes. There is much debate amongst Goths about whether or not these bands can be considered Goth, but nonetheless many Goths will own at least one CD from a band on this list. Goth'n'roll bands include: Agony, Lacrimas Profundere, Type O Negative, Reflexion.