[[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 UsefulNotes/{{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)
* ''When The Wolves Return'' (2015)

'''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: The chorus of "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 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 "[[Music/TheSistersOfMercy Afterhours]]", "[[Music/ThePolice Tea In The Sahara]]", "[[Music/PJHarvey Down by the Water]]" and "[[Music/TheCars Drive]]".
* CrapsackWorld: "Funny Olde World", "Song For Samael", "Burn Witch Burn". Yeah, a lot of their songs in general.
* DarkWave[=/=]{{Industrial}}: They kind of skim the borders between the two.
* {{Determinator}}: "Raise Your Red Flags":
--> Burn your white flags\\
Refuse to surrender\\
Then raise your red flags\\
To remember.
* [[ButterflyOfTransformation Dragonfly Of Transformation]]: The album ''Dragonfly'' has an overarching theme of personal rebirth.
* FeatheredFiend: Birds are a very sinister symbol in "Aviary".
** 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
* UsefulNotes/{{Lilith}}: A few songs from ''Breedless'' seem to be sung from her perspective.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Donna's bleached white hair deliberately [[InvokedTrope invokes]] this image.
** WhiteHairBlackHeart: Likewise, Donna invokes this. Especially in the "Treacherous Thing" video.
* NobleWolf / SavageWolves: Wolves are mentioned throughout their discography and are portrayed as both violent yet dignified.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Donna frequently wears corsets live and also on the cover of ''Breedless''.
* RedOniBlueOni: In the "Treacherous Thing" video clip; Donna is the red and Steven is the blue.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: "Save Your Serpent" is a subversion.
* ShoutOut: Their name is one to Franchise/{{Dune}} and there’s a b-side called [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland I'm Not Mary Ann]] on the "The Lowest Place On Earth" single.
** "Funny Olde World" as in [[Literature/GoodOmens "It'd be a funny old[e] 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]]" has one.
* ThemeNaming: The ''Compass'' [=EPs=].