Seeing as I'm an American boy, I'll go out on a limb to say, as far as I've seen, the US scenes don't really care to be viewed by geographical constraints...and by that I mean I don't think most people over here care where the band originates. I'm out of touch with modern youth and to that I say "fuck it" because I don't really care for what passes as goth these days either. For every 1 person in the States that likes the originators like UK Decay, Ritual, Southern Death Cult, etc. you'll find at least 15 claiming it all started with Nine Inch Nails. Basically, the majority of goth clubs over here cater to pop industrial and shock rock acts like The Genitorturers, KMFDM, :Wumpscut:, etc. A lot of people over here would prefer to erroneously label what was originally called goth "deathrock" or "deathpunk" for the simple reasoning that they don't want to be associated with the crowds that like EBM, futurepop, synth pop, or completely aggressive music. Most people in the US don't have a clue and if you offer the truth, they don't want to hear it. I'm not really part of any scene as I'm pretty removed from anyone who can listen to Danse Society or Virgin Prunes. Even if I did find those people, I'd disappoint elitists by liking bands like The Who, Sneaker Pimps, Suede, or Mansun so it doesn't even pay to align yourself with others based on genres over here. My babble is basically trying to communicate that I, despite being from the States, gave US bands like Velvet Acid Christ a listen and found myself severely disappointed. Of the bands KMFDM, Die Form, Pig, Skinny Puppy, Lacrimosa, Rammstein, Diary of Dreams and Janus, I like a good majority of Skinny Puppy's catalogue and grudgingly like some Die Form. Dated or not, for me the real musical pinnacle for anything termed "goth" resides in older bands like UK Decay, Theatre of Hate, Virgin Prunes, Danse Society, Christian Death, Specimen, some mid-90s groups like Corpus Delicti, as well as current groups like Quidam, Cinema Strange, Bloody Dead and Sexy, Sleeping Children, and The Brides.