gothic rock, death rock, post-punk, gothabilly, cold wave, dark wave and ethereal wave.as well as fashion of earlier periods such as the Victorian and Edwardian eras (Belle Époque), or combinations of the above.In 1984, Joy Division's bassist Peter Hook named Play Dead as one of their heirs: "If you listen to a band like Play Dead, who I really like, Joy Division played the same stuff that Play Dead are playing.They're similar." By the mid-1980s, bands began proliferating and became increasingly popular, including the Sisters of Mercy, the Mission (known as the Mission UK in the US), Alien Sex Fiend, the March Violets, Xmal Deutschland, the Membranes, and Fields of Nephilim.
Some of them were modern or contemporary, others were centuries-old or ancient. The figures that the movement counted among its historic canon of ancestors were equally diverse.
The goth subculture is a music subculture that began in England during the early 1980s, where it developed from the audience of gothic rock, an offshoot of the post-punk genre.
The name, goth subculture, derived directly from the music genre.
The goth subculture has associated tastes in music, aesthetics, and fashion.
The music preferred by the goth subculture includes a number of different styles, e.g.