This is another one that I discovered late, and in fact I discovered them while they were simply Xymox, and going through a phase where they tried to have a bit more mainstream appeal. I really loved the song "Written in the Stars" from their Phoenix album, and was surprised to discover that if anyone had heard of Clan of Xymox at all, they greatly preferred their earlier stuff. Naturally, I had to track it down.
I still like "Written in the Stars" a lot, but I can see their point. "Medusa" is just perfectly crafted dark pop. Back in those days, I don't know if I had any idea what the Goth movement was all about, or even if it was really doing anything. While I saw a handful of folks here and there who looked like goths, we just called them, "that guy who's trying to look like Robert Smith from The Cure." So Clan of Xymox were sufficiently pioneering in their approach to qualify as one of the earliest proto-goth bands, and unlike The Cure, they came at it from a much more synthpopish place.