Used synthesizers sound, very rare guitars and live drums. In recent years also been a tendency to care of the live drums to the virtual drums (drum machines). Most groups working in this direction, are the only studio project and not give concerts. Many musicians are promoting their own image as a "alternative soul" or "mystical creatures" who live separately from their human nature. Lyrics are often melancholy, tragic character, reminiscent of death and instability of all things. Widely used principle of complete semantic bundles of songs on the album (each album is positioned as a sonic performance that has a well-defined plot.) This feature is characteristic of some other styles of contemporary music (see power metal, pagan, gothic metal, gothic rock, art rock).
Some groups that emphasize a mystical orientation of his work, completely abandon meaningful texts, using the so-called. "Bird language" (synthetic, artificial language developed by the musicians), or by using phonics based on any combination of pronunciation. Style is characterized by gloomy darkveyv, weather, filling sound. Slow rhythm (at least – fast), more often – with syncope.