A War of Our Own

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A War of Our Own
Studio album by Stream of Passion
Released April 18, 2014[1]
Recorded October 2013 - February 2014 at Sandlane Recording Facilities, Rijen, The Netherlands[2]
Genre Progressive metal, symphonic metal, gothic metal
Length 59:18
Label PIAS/Rough Trade[1]
Producer Joost van den Broek
Stream of Passion chronology
Darker Days
(2011)
A War of Our Own
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
MetalTalk.net 4.5/5 stars[3]
Femme Metal Webzine 8/10 stars[4]

A War of Our Own is the fourth studio album by the Dutch progressive metal band Stream of Passion. Released on April 18, 2014, it is the band's first album since leaving Napalm Records and was financed through crowd funding website Indiegogo.[5][6][7]

It is the first album with the same line-up as that of its predecessor.

Background[edit]

Having signed to Napalm Records in 2008, Stream of Passion parted with the record label in 2012.[5] Speaking about the split, lead vocalist Marcela Bovio said:

"I would rather not get very specific but let's say that we didn't think that we had the same ideas, and we didn't really think that they 'got' us that well".[8]

Soon after, the band decided to fund their planned fourth album by way of fan donations, announcing a campaign through the crowd funding website Indiegogo on July 16, 2013. Regarding the decision to fund the album this way, bass player Johan van Stratum commented:

"Times are changing, and so is the production of music and the way it is consumed. By taking things in their own hands, bands have more freedom and fans are enabled to support their favorites directly."[7]

Donations to the campaign remained open for 3 months, with a target of raising €25,000 to produce the new album. The campaign eventually generated almost twice the target goal, finishing at €43,881. As a reward for their fans after surpassing their secondary goal of €40,000, the band recorded an acoustic set of songs from the upcoming album, exclusively for those who had contributed to the album's funding.[6][8]

A lyric video for the song "The Curse" was released on March 7, 2014 and an official music video for "A War of Our Own" was released on April 16, 2014.[9][10]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Marcela Bovio, Johan van Stratum and Joost van den Broek except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Monster"   5:53
2. "A War of Our Own" (Bovio, van Stratum, van den Broek, Daniel Cardoso) 4:09
3. "The Curse"   4:24
4. "Autophobia"   3:48
5. "Burning Star"   3:43
6. "For You"   3:00
7. "Exile"   5:10
8. "Delirio"   5:02
9. "Earthquake"   4:27
10. "Secrets"   4:38
11. "Don't Let Go"   6:00
12. "Out of the Darkness"   4:43
13. "The Distance Between Us" (digipack bonus track) 4:21

Sources:[2][11]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Dutch Albums Chart[12] 42

Personnel[edit]

Stream of Passion[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fanouraki, Sissy. "Stream of Passion revealed artwork and release date". Afternoiz. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Stream of Passion To Release 'A War Of Our Own' In April". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Sutherland, Ian. "Stream Of Passion: 'A War Of Our Own'". MetalTalk.net. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Cannella, Tony. "Stream of Passion - "A War of Our Own" (2014)". Femme Metal Webzine. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Eley, Danielle. "Interview with Marcela Bovio [Stream of Passion]". Valkyrian Music. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "New Stream of Passion full length album". Indiegogo. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Mampuys, Ruth. "STREAM OF PASSION - Finances new CD via Indiegogo". Reflections of Darkness. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "MFVF11: Interview with Marcela Bovio from Stream Of Passion". YouTube. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "STREAM OF PASSION: 'The Curse' Lyric Video Released". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "STREAM OF PASSION: 'A War Of Our Own' Video Released". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f A War Of Our Own (booklet). Stream of Passion. PIAS/Rough Trade. 2014. ASIN B00J4ZQYIO. 
  12. ^ "Stream Of Passion - A War Of Our Own". ultratop. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  13. ^ a b Bach, Alexandra. "Stream of Passion - A war of our own cover art by AlexandraVBach on deviantART". deviantArt. Retrieved 4 March 2014.