Today, a lot of people think of Courtney Love as Kurt Cobain's crazy wife, but before that, she was something of a musical genius herself. Her band Hole's first album Pretty On The Inside, released in 1991, was a gothcore classic.
Yes, I just coined a term. Use it.
The follow-up to Pretty On The Inside didn't come out until 1994 - ironically just days after Kurt Cobain's death (the release could not be stopped) - to satisfy their fans, Hole released the Beautiful Son EP in 1993. It was decidedly less dark than its predecessor - and on purpose, as Courtney was trying to be a bit more accessible.