Steampunk, another subcultural movement that incorporates past, present, and future technology within the confines of the Victorian steam era, is arguably the modern evolution of the 90s goth movement.
Others say no, stating steampunk is its own genre with certain key indicators that set it apart from the Goths.
Is Steampunk the new Goth?But which is? Is steampunk an innovative subculture or is it the goth movement of the 90s revisited?
The goth subculture emerged in the 1980s as part of the post-punk goth rock genre. Goths dress in dark clothes and dark makeup, with a culture based mostly of its imagery of 19th century Gothic lit with a splash of horror and a pinch of S&M for good measure.