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Dark wave or darkwave is a music genre that began in the late 1970s, coinciding with the popularity of new wave and post-punk. Building on those basic principles, dark wave added dark, introspective lyrics and an undertone of sorrow for some bands. In the 1980s, a subculture developed primarily in Europe alongside dark wave music, whose members were called "wavers" or "dark wavers".

Clan of Xymox - Masquerade

"Masquerade" by Clan of Xymox (1986)

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Clan of Xymox (aka Xymox) are a Dutch group that pioneered the darkwave genre in the '80s.

Dead Can Dance - Mesmerism

"Mesmerism" by Dead Can Dance (1985)

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Dead Can Dance have dabbled in many different genres over the years, including post-punk, darkwave, and world music.

The Cruxshadows - Monsters

The Cruxshadows- Monsters.

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The Crüxshadows are a darkwave/gothic group that came to prominence in the '90s.
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