Stream of Passion – Embrace the Storm (2005) – Review

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You gotta love Progressive Rock and Metal. If well cooked, adequately spiced, and served hot, these albums play metal magic on ye. And Stream of Passion‘s debut album Embrace the Storm does exactly that.

The record gorges almost irresistibly on Gothic and Symphonic Metal elements. Not to forget that Embrace the Storm features a double female front. Well, not exactly. Marcela Bovio is the official vocalist, of course. Yet for live shows, her sister Diana joins her. A true dream team.

The record saw the light of day under the direction of Arjen Lucassen. And as we all know, pretty … [...] Click to raid more!

Stream of Passion – The Flame Within (2009) – Review

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Here is a band that improves with the past? Or should we say they decline as they move forward into the future?

Well, first I reviewed Stream of Passion‘s newest album A War of Our Own – newest meaning 2014 – and it didn’t impress me too much. So in desperation, I turned to some older stuff this band produced.

And … BINGO!

The band’s second studio album The Flame Within really delivers a much better brand of Progressive Metal. And it exceeds expectations on that scale. The band recovered nicely, after having been treated somewhat shabbily by Arjen Lucassen[...] Click to raid more!

Stream of Passion – A War of Our Own (2014) – Review

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The style of the Dutch band Stream of Passion for sure creates a déjà-vu of sounds past.

Their newest 2014 production A War of Our Own comes across as a typical Symphonic Metal band with a strong Progressive Metal influence. A sound almost ubiquitous to anything in the genre.

At first, you hear some Evanescence in their tune. Later other names come to mind. Like Diabulus in Musica, Within Temptation, Illuminata – you name it. A mixed bag. And it appears that the band fronted by Marcela Bovio embraced many different elements of the genre. This to create [...] Click to raid more!