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Originally the brainchild of Arjen Lucassen's (Ayreon, Star One...), Stream of Passion is now ready to release their second studio album. "The Flame Within" leaves its predecessor in the dust thanks to mature songwriting that presents a further developed band able to give Gothic Metal a newfound profundity.Carried by Marcela Bovios' fantastic vocal lines, Stream of Passion delivers the entire spectrum of human emotions-at times dreamy and melancholic, at others uninhibited and forward pressing. In this way, heavy riffs merge with romantic undertones in majestic unity. Jens Bogren's (Fascination Street Studios) mastering work allows the tracks' subtle nuances to come into play. "The Flame Within" is more than a loosely arranged sequence of songs, but rather a holistic Gothic Metal masterpiece complete with mystic elements and sonorous symphonic romanticism.

1. The Art of Loss
2. In the End
3. Now or Never
4. When You Hurt Me the Most
5. Run Away
6. Games We Play
7. This Endless Night
8. My Leader
9. Burn My Pain
10. Let Me In
11. Street Spirit
12. A Part of You
13. All I Know

Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 2, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Napalm
  • ASIN: B0021UDJNW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #279,156 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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A must have CD for SOP fans.
Allen Billingsley
For now, just allow the music of Stream of Passion to envelop, wrap around you, and stimulate all of your senses!
Michael Modjeski
The album is much better than the previous ETS cos this new TFW sounds more complete and fulfilling as a band.
the master

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Paul Lawrence on October 14, 2010
Format: Audio CD
OK let me explain my tag line because it relates directly to my thoughts on this album. You see I sometimes work a second job stacking shelves at my local supermarket on weekends for a few extra dollars and I love listening to any new discs I've bought on my trusty i-pod while doing so. But to tell the truth the female fronted symphonic metal sub-genre doesn't exactly do well in this setting, it's twee arrangements and the at times overuse of orchestral/keyboard arrangements allied with the high end caterwauling of the singers just doesn't cut it when you are doing manual labour.

And that's where this album comes in. It's sturdy. It has gentle passages and lots of, well, keyboard metal, but the production feels strong, full bodied and with a voice a few octaves more into the human realm than many of her competitors Marcela Bovio is a worthy ringmaster. Taken as a whole this album - which seems somehow appropriate - sounds like the work of a band, and given the groups status as effectively a project put together by Arjen Lucassen that has now taken on a life of its' own that is a good thing. In fact on my copy there is a sticker on the front cover with a quote by Lucassen stating that "....after hearing the excellent `The Flame Within' it's clear that I'm not needed at all!" A little part of me wants to believe that darn near any band or project could use some of his talent but I understand what he is getting at. And perhaps the more straight forward structures of many of these tracks benefit in a way from his absence in a sense.

Overall an album of quality that any fan of the genre should pick up as given it's consistency it should reward both the casual and more observant listener with its melodies, connective structures and pleasant production values.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Modjeski on January 2, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Well, it's already a known fact that Marcela Bovio's voice is hauntingly beautiful throughout "The Flame Within" as well as on "Embrace the Storm". One reviewer commented that Stream of Passion was interesting to listen to, but bands such as Nightwish and Epica convey the style of Gothic Metal and Darkwave so much better than SOP. One important fact had been omitted from this review as well as other favorable reviews was that of aural intimacy. Yes, SOP has a far more sensitive sound than Nightwish or Epica could ever hope for! The music was written entirely to showcase the rich, creamy sweetness of Marcela Bovia's voice. When she sings, it is as if she is singing directly to the listener, creating emotionally charged, aural love so-to-speak, unlike that of Epica who always seem to get lost in over-production. Even with thick instrumental production, Marcela maintains an integral part of SOP, not ever getting buried in choral and orchestral backings or multi-layered metal guitar riffing! Stream is most successful building textural musical patterns around Marcela's gorgeous voice as is evident on "Wherever You Are", "Open Your Eyes", and "Embrace the Storm" from their first studio release. Actually, I think SOP pulled this off better here with "Embrace the Storm", but I had a hard time with Lori Linstruth's overuse of her whammy bar to the point of obnoxiousness, even though I highly regard her as an accomplished and talented guitarist! Stephan Schultz's lead guitar wizzardry is a welcomed replacement on "The Flame Within", but I think Arjen Anthony Lucassen will be sadly missed in the long run, especially his tunesmithing, as I am partial to "Embrace the Storm"! Either way, I found it necessary to obtain all of SOP's CD's to date and I look forward to another CD, hopefully in the near future!Read more ›
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gregorio Ramirez on June 16, 2009
Format: Audio CD
If you liked the first album, you will definitely love this one. It's got so much passion and it's a very beautiful album to listen to and sometimes I feel like it brings me to tears!! I think they built on to this album what the last one lacked, and I think this one sounds more powerful; don't get me wrong though, both albums are excellent. Worth every cent!!!! Thanks so much for coming back Stream of Passion!! Let the flame within be exposed and released!!!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Shiloh Kremer on June 11, 2009
Format: Audio CD
The Flame Within is Stream of Passion's second studio album released on May 27, 2009.
It is the follow-up to their debut album, Embrace the Storm.
Many of the songs are very atmospheric. Violins and keyboards blend very well on each track with Marcelo's powerful voice.

In fact, Marcelo Bovio plays violin on several tracks.
Also, she was a founding member of the Mexican band Elfonia.

This is a five star album!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By the master on August 14, 2009
Format: Audio CD
What a drama...I placed an order for this album with our local record shop, waited four weeks and nothing happens. So I ordered from this site and got it within 2 weeks. The album is much better than the previous ETS cos this new TFW sounds more complete and fulfilling as a band. MB sounds more confident and singing much better with a solid backing plus a much better looking cd cover. All the songs are good. Its worth the wait.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Richard Veysey on August 4, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Stream of Passion makes a good showing with their new CD 'The Flame Within', but the band is attempting to enter into a genre that is already dominated by current bands like Nightwish, Within Temptation, and Epica, and this CD just doesn't measure up to the standard set by these three bands. It lacks the raw power and mystical quality that the three dominating bands have in abundance, however it does make for a good listen and has a few really impressive tracks.
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