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Release date: 22 June 2011
Style: Symphonic progressive metal


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01. Lost
02. Reborn
03. Collide
04. The Scarlet Mark
05. Spark
06. Our Cause
07. Darker Days
08. Broken
09. This Moment
10. Closer
11. The Mirror
12. Nadie Lo Ve
13. The World Is Ours
14. The Hunt [Digipak bonus]

Lyrics (14)

Marcela Bovio - vocals, violin
Jeffrey Revet - keyboards
Eric Hazebroek - guitars
Stephan Schultz - guitars
Martijn Peters - drums
Johan van Stratum - bass

Additional info
All songs Written by Marcela Bovio, Johan van Stratum and Joost van den Broek, exept for "The Mirror" by Stream of Passion and "Nadie Lo Ve" by Marcela Bovio and Jeffrey Revet
String Aarrangements by Joost van den Broek
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Joost van den Broek
Artwork by Gustavo Sazes
Design, Image Design and Layout by Martinn Peters

Gert Wantenaar - Bandoneon and accordion
Ben Mathot - Violin
Judith van Driel - Violin
Mark Mulder - Viola
David Faber - Cello

Guest review by

In the world of female fronted symphonic metal it's the little touches that mark a band out from the mass. Stream of Passion are all for these little touches, ever since their inception under the guidance of Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen they have embraced an ever shifting sound which is far from generic. Their debut album Embrace The Storm, designed as a showcase for Marcela Bovio's vocal talents was heavily influenced by a distinctly Arjen oriented sound. The follow up The Flame Within represented a significant departure from this, the progressive elements taking second place to catchy melodies. Darker Days continues in this vein but is far from a stagnant pool of uninspired and indistinguishable tracks and there is more to this album than simply the vocal delivery than first meets the ear.

published 23.01.2012 | Comments (2)

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R'Vannith - 04.06.2011 at 04:29  
Rating: 8 I enjoyed the two previous albums, hope this one will be just as consistent
Metal_4Ever - 25.06.2011 at 23:52  
Rating: 10 I loved this album it has an Awesome symphonic songs..
Vonpire - 28.06.2011 at 20:23  
Rating: 8 A nice surprise!
Therapy? - 29.06.2011 at 13:48  
Rating: 7 Another nice and consistent album full of beautiful songs. Nothing super spectacular but high quality nonetheless.
Megi - 29.06.2011 at 20:11  
  Never heard of this band surprisingly, I'm impressed, gonna check the whole thing out!
Lots of solid albums coming out this year, and many more to come I'm sure
crimsontide - 04.07.2011 at 01:39  
Rating: 9 At last, a band which is not trying to change style! If you like classic, well executed symphonic metal, it's definitely worth the look.
CyberSymphony - 06.07.2011 at 20:05  
Rating: 7 Very enjoyable album and agree with all comments above.
R'Vannith - 09.07.2011 at 17:48  
Rating: 8 The music compliments the vocalist perfectly, of course the focus of this band has always been on Marcela's voice but this album adds a little extra to the experience with the slight progressive touches. An improvement over the previous album, perhaps even better than their debut.
Kylin - 18.07.2011 at 06:51  
Rating: 7 Very good album, I actually bought the hard copy of the disc...proud to say my money was not wasted!
Draugen - 29.07.2011 at 23:13  
Rating: 6 A real solid effort. Unfortunately it does not manage to captivate me as much as their debut Embrace the Storm did.

Can't wait to see them live at this years MFVF!

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