To start off Tarja Turunen of Nightwish better be on her toes because Marcela Bovio is remarkable on the debut release by Stream of Passion. The music is a symphony to the ear with a slight flare of Middle Eastern tones. The mix of Goth and progressive is a wonderful collaboration on “Embrace the Storm”. This true phenomenon will set high standards for others to obtain.
Stream of Passion is a holy war within themselves with excitement and star-studded musicianship. The violin is subtle and positioned in the arrangement to accompany the power of the guitar work. “Deceiver” is an excellent tune with all the right elements with highs and lows that make ear ringing enjoyable. Marcela has a heavenly voice that will take to the hearts of many fans. “Haunted” is exquisite and when you are mellowing out to the voice of Marcela expect a symphony that will make your blood vessels burst. The piano work on “Wherever You Are” by Alejandro Millán is fantastic when he hooks up with guitarist Arjen Anthony Lucassen to make sweet music together. This release is at times haunting and dark and at other times can put you in a state of mind the same way Pink Floyd can do. If you’re a NIGHTWISH fan this is a must have CD. There are many good songs however, the highlight track has to be “Out In The Real World,” it is genius the way the lyrics are arranged and each instrument gets to stand out and shine. Great debut!!!
- Arjen Anthony Lucassen - Guitars
- Marcela Bovio - Vocals and Violin
- Lori Linstruth - Lead Guitar
- Johan Van Stratum - Bass Guitar
- Davy Mickers - Drums
- Alejandro Millán - Piano
- I'll Keep On Dreaming
- Wherever You Are
- Open Your Eyes
- Embrace The Storm
- Breathing Again
- Out In The Real World