When The Wolves Return Electro, Goth Ego Likeness Passion runs deep for both Steven Archer and Donna Lynch of Ego Likeness, who had both formed the band back in 1999. For nearly sixteen years, they have been side by side releasing music together performing and singing together. Now, some people might scoff at sixteen years, saying that there are some bands that have been together for a much longer time than that and all that other elitist bullshit. However, seeing as how many, many bands just eventually split apart in the first five years and fallout, this kind of dedication is rare to see and is inspiring. Anyway, "When The Wolves Return" is their brand new album that will be coming out via Metropolis records on July 10th. And, boy, what a lovely, lovely treat this is. Twelve tracks combine for a total of fifty one minutes of what some might regard as their best work to date (I find myself to be under that some that finds this music absolutely riveting). Lynch's wondrous voice, as always, was able to drag me right into the album when I first heard it on 'Leave A Light On, Thomas'. Deep and hitting a pitch perfect resonance, a flaw cannot be found with her singing. And, if you are the grim bastard that finds something negative to say about her gorgeous chords, I'll find you ignorant. Perhaps the song that I found her voice most attractive on would be the fiery and noisy rock-based ballad 'Oracle'. The harder tune mixed with her angelic chords blended so well like night and day; it was glorious. On the more technical side of things, production and programming was absolutely on point. Archer's guitar work was extensively used on the album in songs such as 'Darkness', 'New Legion', and (again) 'Oracle'. However, if there was any one song that caught my ear in terms of music more than any of the others, I would point your attention to 'Treacherous Thing'. With smooth verses and a transforming chorus that boosts the entire track up a notch, I can't help but feel as if this will become a fan favorite. And, in every other sentence I can possibly use, just go out and fucking listen to this album as soon as you can. I'm more than sure that previews are out for it all over the place and searching for information online will be more than easy, so take a look for yourself. Put in a more poetic sense, "When The Wolves Return" fluctuates from slow, and moving gothrock pieces to electronically bred bliss; Ego Likeness shows a stunning and energetic rhythm that won't soon be forgotten.You can also check out the videos for "Treacherous Thing" and the title track below:  450
Brutal Resonance

Ego Likeness - When The Wolves Return

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2015 by Metropolis Records
Passion runs deep for both Steven Archer and Donna Lynch of Ego Likeness, who had both formed the band back in 1999. For nearly sixteen years, they have been side by side releasing music together performing and singing together. Now, some people might scoff at sixteen years, saying that there are some bands that have been together for a much longer time than that and all that other elitist bullshit. However, seeing as how many, many bands just eventually split apart in the first five years and fallout, this kind of dedication is rare to see and is inspiring. 

Anyway, "When The Wolves Return" is their brand new album that will be coming out via Metropolis records on July 10th. And, boy, what a lovely, lovely treat this is. Twelve tracks combine for a total of fifty one minutes of what some might regard as their best work to date (I find myself to be under that some that finds this music absolutely riveting).

Lynch's wondrous voice, as always, was able to drag me right into the album when I first heard it on 'Leave A Light On, Thomas'. Deep and hitting a pitch perfect resonance, a flaw cannot be found with her singing. And, if you are the grim bastard that finds something negative to say about her gorgeous chords, I'll find you ignorant. Perhaps the song that I found her voice most attractive on would be the fiery and noisy rock-based ballad 'Oracle'. The harder tune mixed with her angelic chords blended so well like night and day; it was glorious. 

On the more technical side of things, production and programming was absolutely on point. Archer's guitar work was extensively used on the album in songs such as 'Darkness', 'New Legion', and (again) 'Oracle'. However, if there was any one song that caught my ear in terms of music more than any of the others, I would point your attention to 'Treacherous Thing'. With smooth verses and a transforming chorus that boosts the entire track up a notch, I can't help but feel as if this will become a fan favorite. 

And, in every other sentence I can possibly use, just go out and fucking listen to this album as soon as you can. I'm more than sure that previews are out for it all over the place and searching for information online will be more than easy, so take a look for yourself. Put in a more poetic sense, "When The Wolves Return" fluctuates from slow, and moving gothrock pieces to electronically bred bliss; Ego Likeness shows a stunning and energetic rhythm that won't soon be forgotten.

You can also check out the videos for "Treacherous Thing" and the title track below: 






Jun 26 2015

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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