[[caption-width-right:350:"We're Ego Likeness. [[BadassBoast We're going to wreck your fucking life."]]]]

Ego Likeness is a Darkwave/Industrial Rock band from Baltimore. Maryland. It was formed in 1999 by artist Steven Archer and writer Donna Lynch, the same year as their marriage.

Their music gives off a dark, poetic atmosphere and are frequently on the cynical end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism.

They have toured extensively with Music/{{Angelspit}}, Music/{{Ayria}}, Music/TheCruxshadows and Music/{{Voltaire}} throughout Europe and North America and are currently signed to Metropolis records.


* ''Songs From A Dead City'' (Demo, 1999)
* ''Dragonfly'' (2000 and re-released in 2012)
* ''Water To The Dead'' (2004)
* ''Order Of The Reptile'' (2006)
* ''Breedless'' (2010)

'''The ''Compass'' series of Extended Plays'''
* ''South'' (2007)
* ''West'' (2008)
* ''North'' (2009)
* ''East'' (2012)

* ''The Lowest Place On Earth'' (2008)
* ''Treacherous Thing'' (2012)

Their website is [[http://www.egolikeness.com/ here]].

!Tropes relating to Ego Likeness:
* TheAntiNihilist: Save Your Serpent:
--> ''Build no temple''\\
''Just remember''\\
''What you came from''\\
''Who you are''\\
''And you're owed nothing''\\
''Just feel lucky''\\
''To leave a trace of who you are.''\\
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: From the chorus of Burn Witch Burn
--> "You've connived and deceived and you've learned how to read."
* BadassBeard: Steven.
* BookEnds: The first and last songs from Dragonfly end with: "Does that answer your question?".
* BurnTheWitch: ''Burn Witch Burn''.
* CoverVersion: Of ''[[TheSistersOfMercy Afterhours]]'' and ''[[ThePolice Tea In The Sahara]]''.
* CrapsackWorld: ''Funny Olde World'', ''Song For Samael'', ''Burn Witch Burn''. Yeah a lot of their songs in general.
* CreatorCouple
* DarkWave / {{Industrial}}: They kind of skim the borders between the two.
* TheDeterminator: ''Raise Your Red Flags'':
--> ''Burn your white flags''\\
''Refuse to surrender''\\
''Then raise your red flags''\\
''To remember.''\\
* [[ButterflyOfTransformation Dragonfly Of Transformation]]: The ''Dragonfly'' album has a strong theme of personal rebirth.
* FeatheredFiend: ''Aviary'' doesnít paint a particularly flattering picture of birds.
** CirclingVultures: The first verse...
--> In come the vultures / Through dusty air / To take you down and / Tear the ribbons from your hair.
** CreepyCrows: The third verse...
--> In come the blackbirds / In murders and in droves / To cover you in shadow / As they clean you to the bone.
** ThePhoenix: The fourth verse...
--> And here I come, the firebird / Don't offer up your sorrow / Today you see me crash and burn / But I'll be back tomorrow.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: They use this trope a lot.
* InTheBlood: ''The Devil's In The Chemicals'' suggests this.
* KindHeartedCatLover
* {{Lilith}}: A few songs from ''Breedless'' seem to be sung from her perspective.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Donna.
* PerkyGoth: Both Steven and Donna.
* RedOniBlueOni: In the ''Treacherous Thing'' video clip; Donna is the red and Steven is the blue.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: ''Save Your Serpent'' is a subversion.
* ScheduleSlip: The ''Compass'' series was supposed to be four [=EPs=] released over four years, starting in 2007. However, ''East'' wasn't released until 2012.
* ShoutOut: Their name is one to Franchise/{{Dune}} and thereís a song called [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Iím Not Mary Ann]] on the ''The Lowest Place On Earth'' single.
** ''Funny Olde World'' as in [[Literature/GoodOmens "It'd be a funny old world, he reflected, if demons went round trusting one another."]]
* TheSomethingSong: "Song for Samael".
* StockholmSyndrome: "I'm Not Mary Ann".
* SurrealMusicVideo: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R5MuQh3BSw Treacherous Thing]].
* ThemeNaming: The ''Compass'' [=EPs=].