Assigning a musical genre to Dead Can Dance is difficult, as their style was particularly eclectic. However, their early work could be considered goth music. In their later work, after The Serpent's Egg, Dead Can Dance would take as sources ancient or foreign music from around the world, giving them a very distinctive style (world music). As a result their later albums sound exceedingly different from the first three.
There also exists a live album, Toward the Within, and a compilation, A Passage in Time. A compilation box-set was released in 2001 under the title Dead Can Dance (1981-1998) and a slimmer 2-cd version was released in 2003 under the title Wake.