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3.26 | 41 ratings | 4 reviews | 15% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2009

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Art of Loss (4:00)
2. In The End (4:03)
3. Now or Never (4:13)
4. When You Hurt Me The Most (4:47)
5. Run Away (4:18)
6. Game We Play (4:05)
7. This Endless Night (4:19)
8. My Leader (4:55)
9. Burn My Pain (4:19)
10. Let Me In (3:35)
11. Street Spirit (5:23)
12. A Part of You (4:50)
13. All I Know (2:15)

Total Time 55:02

Line-up / Musicians

- Marcela Bovio / vocals, violin
- Eric Hazebroek / guitar
- Stephan Schultz / lead guitar
- Jeffrey Revet / piano, keyboards, string arrangements
- Johan van Stratum / bass
- Davy Mickers / drums

- Ben Mathot / violin
- Judith van Driel / violin
- Mark Mulder / viola
- David Faber / cello
- Joost van den Broek / string arrangements, co-producer

Releases information

Artwork: Gustavo Sazes

CD Napalm Records ‎- NPR 295 (2009, Austria)

Digital album

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STREAM OF PASSION The Flame Within ratings distribution

(41 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(15%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(22%)
Good, but non-essential (49%)
Collectors/fans only (12%)
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)

STREAM OF PASSION The Flame Within reviews

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Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars Maybe there is such a thing as the sophomore jinx. I say that after reviewing ABIGAIL'S GHOST's latest and now this one. Both bands have changed their sound from the debuts. In STREAM OF PASSION's case they've gone from a Prog-Metal style to more of a straight forward sound, mixed with some heaviness. I wasn't surprised to see them listed as Prog- Related now because that's what your getting here. There's 13 tracks over 55 minutes so we get all these 4 minute songs. Lori and Arjen have both left since the debut and I really miss their guitar work. The vocals of course are flawless, i'm a huge Marcela fan.

"The Art Of Loss" opens with piano and vocal melodies as it kicks in heavily. Vocals follow. Some ripping guitar after 2 1/2 minutes and the vocals are great. "In The End" puts the focus squarely on the vocals which isn't a bad thing. Drums and piano are prominant as well. Tasteful guitar solo 2 1/2 minutes in. "Now Or Never" opens with piano and heavy riffs then it settles when the vocals arrive. A catchy tune as the contrasts continue. "When You Hurt Me The Most" is my third favourite. Piano and reserved vocals to start as it builds. She sounds excellent here. Guitar solo 3 1/2 minutes in then it ends as it began.

"Run Away" opens with piano (I see a theme here) as reserved vocals join in. Some violin here in this ballad although we do get some power late. Not a fan of this one. "Games We Play" is heavy early until vocals and piano arrive, although the heaviness comes and goes. "This Endless Night" has this powerful undercurrent I like. "My Leader" has a good intro then it settles with vocals and piano. Contrasts continue. I like the vocal melodies. "Burn My Pain" is my favourite. Some atmosphere finally as vocals and heaviness come in. I really like the synths here. A very uplifting song. "Let Me In" is pretty good but "Street Spirit" is much better. My number two. I just like how intense it is and of course the vocals. "A Part Of You" opens with guitar followed by the heaviest section yet. It then settles with vocals the rest of the way. "All I Know" features a guest string quartet with piano and reserved vocals.

This is very close to being 4 stars for me but I can't pull the trigger. 3.5 stars.

Latest members reviews

3 stars I saw this band on their last Canada tour and thought that they had given a charming and entertaining show even if the band doesn't offer something new to the emerging genre of female fronted symphonic metal bands with power metal influences. They deliver solid and short tracks without too much k ... (read more)

Report this review (#508366) | Posted by kluseba | Wednesday, August 24, 2011 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Stream of Passion started out as a Arjen Lucassen side project and very much a vehicle for the amazing Mexican singer Marcela Bovio. 'The Flame Within' is Stream Of Passion's second studio release but is marked by several line-up changes with Arjen Lucassen amongst those missing. Strangely t ... (read more)

Report this review (#357305) | Posted by KeepItDark | Sunday, December 19, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This is a very solid album. I personally find the melodies much more satisfying than the first album. "Embrace The Storm" is much more uneven in terms of my own enjoyment of the overall experience of the album and only two or three songs really stick out. Not so for "The Flame Within". It's ... (read more)

Report this review (#241721) | Posted by plasmatopia | Sunday, September 27, 2009 | Review Permanlink

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