The Sins of thy Beloved are supposed to play gothic metal. I think that's a really weird and false description of this music, since it has little to do with goth or gothic culture and imagery. The music is metal and the vocalist sounds like a black or death metal guy. And I could have lived without the female soprano, although she's the best part on this album. Pretentious female vocals à la Theatre of Tragedy aren't my thing, you could say.
If you're into bands like Cradle of Filth and Theatre of Tragedy, I suppose you will like this album. It's namely something like a mixture of those.