Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.
It is almost Halloween, it is getting darker and darker outside, in the Netherlands Autumn comes with lots of rain. In all honesty I think we only have two seasons left, as we do not get any harsh winters or anything. So there's Autumn and there is summer. I think we skip spring and winter here. At least this is how it has been the last few year, might be the result of global warming?
Anyway, yes today Angels in the darkness, or maybe even better dark angels. The Angels of Gothic Metal. I always thought the genre was called Gothic Rock, however as has been pointed out to me, all of the below bands are considered metal. Gothic metal, symphonic metal or however you want to consider it, has something theatrical, and goes very well with the whole Halloween theme. I love the classical voices combined with the metal sound. Today, I am proud to present you a list of 5 dutch metal chicks in this genre, one of our largest export products, so to say, as most of these bands are more famous outside of the Netherlands than in their homecountry.