Stream Of Passion - Darker Days

7.7 | 91 votes |
Release date: 22 June 2011
Style: Symphonic progressive metal


88 have it
10 want it

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]

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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04.06.2011 - 04:29
Rating: 8

Posts: 3099
From: Australia

I enjoyed the two previous albums, hope this one will be just as consistent
25.06.2011 - 23:52
Rating: 10

Posts: 873
From: Syria

I loved this album it has an Awesome symphonic songs..
28.06.2011 - 20:23
Rating: 8

Posts: 400
From: Portugal

A nice surprise!
Beware the Shadows of Dusk
29.06.2011 - 13:48
Rating: 7

Posts: 157
From: The Netherlands
Another nice and consistent album full of beautiful songs. Nothing super spectacular but high quality nonetheless.
29.06.2011 - 20:11

Posts: 29
From: Slovak Republic
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
04.07.2011 - 01:39
Rating: 9

Posts: 4
From: UK

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.
06.07.2011 - 20:05
Rating: 7

Posts: 659
From: UK

Very enjoyable album and agree with all comments above.
09.07.2011 - 17:48
Rating: 8

Posts: 3099
From: Australia

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.
18.07.2011 - 06:51
Rating: 7

Posts: 101
From: USA

Very good album, I actually bought the hard copy of the disc...proud to say my money was not wasted!
29.07.2011 - 23:13
Rating: 6

Posts: 379
From: Sweden

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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