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

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RockmusicRaider Review Stream of Passion Flame Within - Album CoverHere 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 not being impressed too much, turned in desperation to some older stuff they produced. And … BINGO! The band’s second studio album ‘The Flame Within’ really delivers a much better brand of Dutch Metal than I would have expected judging by their newest production.

The band recovered nicely, after having been treated somewhat shabbily by Arjen Lucassen, who left his project to Marcela Bovio and departed for shores unknown with two more original members.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

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

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RockmusicRaider Review - Stream of Passion - War of our Own - Album CoverThis is the thing with Evanescence sound-alikes. Often imitated, never matched – not quite getting there. That kind of thing, right? Well, the style of the Dutch band Stream of Passion for sure creates a déjà-vu of sounds past. But just calling their music this or that is somewhat simplistic. 

Their newest 2014 production A War of Our Own comes across like a typical Symphonic Metal band with a strong Progressive influence, sounding a bit like everything and anything in the genre. When starting to listen, you first hear some Evanescence in their tune. Later other names come to mind. Like Diabulus in Musica, Within Temptation, Illuminata – you name it.Got hooked? Raid this some more...