Gothic rock (born gothic rock) - musical style is often misunderstood and misused aesthetically as the term - an offshoot of the post-punk, which appeared in the early 1980s. His reputation as the darkest and most dismal forms of underground rock is largely deserved. In terms of sound, goth rock took the cold synthesizers and processed guitars of post-punk and used them to create a sad, disturbing, often epic music. Initially, his lyrics are introspective and very personal, but his poetic sensibility soon came Romanticism, the literary, painful, mystical religious symbolism. Goth-rock style was generally not particularly acclaimed by critics, given his penchant for florid poetry steadily plaintive sighing and melodramatic excess. Now it has become very popular.