I'm a linguistically minded artist and writer of Gothic-inspired art, music, and fiction.
I've never really known whom I sound like. I've gotten one member from the seemingly defunct Popsterx site commenting that I sounded like a cross between NIN and some iconic male musician whose name I forgot (I just know he plays a guitar). I want to say Roger Waters, but I could be wrong. This was regarding a dark ballad of mine from 2013 under a different artist name. And one of my Twitter followers tweeted me on 12/30/2015 stating that I had a bit of a NIN and IAMX vibe to the music from my Roleplay EP. So, it seems like NIN is the one I get the most, even from other people I know. I'm really not sure why because I'm more of a Tori Amos EWT and Björk fan myself, and they inspire me much more than NIN does. But I'll still take them as compliments because they liked my music.
In alphabetical order by first name: Alanis Morrissette, Alice Cooper, Ayria, Björk, Chelsea Wolfe, Corpus Delecti, Das Ich, Elizaveta, Elysion, Emilie Autumn, Epica, Florence + the Machine, Front 242, Gary Numan, Hocico, Kidneythieves, KMFDM, Lacuna Coil, Lady Gaga, Leandra, Loreena McKennitt, Ministry, Mónica Naranjo, Mylène Farmer, Nightwish, Nine Inch Nails, Poésie Noire, Rasputina, Siouxsie, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Skinny Puppy, Sylvia Tosun, The Cure, Tori Amos, Within Temptation, Woodkid, and many others.