Stream of Passion – “A War of Our Own” (2014)

Independent Release

Review by Tony Cannella

Originally starting out in 2005 as an Arjen Lucassen project, the band Stream of Passion has evolved into so much more. With their 4th album, “A War of Our Own” that evolution continues…

“A War of Our Own” is a 13-song, 1 hour musical journey that showcases what fans have grown to love about this symphonic/gothic metal band. Not the least of which are the dramatic and beautiful vocals of Marcela Bovio. Each song is meticulously crafted and is nice additions to the growing SOP catalogue. The opening track “Monster” is like a monster out of the gate. The song features some huge riffs at the beginning but shifts tempos throughout and is just plain stunning – and the best song. You have to love Marcela’s voice; she’s much underrated, in my opinion. “A War of Our Own” is up next and starts with a brief piano intro before the heavy guitars come crashing in. Actually, this song is not dissimilar to the previous one. Moving on the band provides their fan base with such cool material as: “Autophobia”, “Delirio” and “Earthquake”Stream of Passion has come so far since their beginning. “A War of Our Own” presents another exciting chapter in their history.

Rating – 80/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Monster
  2. A War of Our Own
  3. The Curse
  4. Autophobia
  5. Burning Star
  6. For You
  7. Exile
  8. Delirio
  9. Earthquake
  10. Secrets
  11. Don’t Let Go
  12. Out of the Darkness
  13. The Distance Between Us (Digipack Bonus Track)

 

Line Up

  • Marcela Bovio – Lead vocals, violin
  • Eric Hazebroek – Lead/rhythm guitar
  • Stephan Schultz – Lead/rhythm guitar
  • Johan van Stratum – Bass
  • Jeffrey Revet – Keyboards, synthesizers, piano
  • Martijn Peters – Drums

 

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