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. So, I 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 [...] Click to raid 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 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 [...] Click to raid more!