The Flame Within

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The Flame Within
Studio album by Stream of Passion
Released May 27, 2009
Recorded 2008
Genre Progressive metal, symphonic metal
Length 54:40
Label Napalm
Producer Jochem Jacobs, Joost van den Broek & Stream of Passion
Stream of Passion chronology
Live in the Real World
(2006)
The Flame Within
(2009)
Darker Days
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Dangerdog Music Reviews 3.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 3/5 stars[citation needed]
Sea of Tranquility 3.5/5 stars[2]
Lords of Metal (81/100) [3]
Blistering 8/10 stars [4]
AltSounds (80/100) [5]
Metal Storm 8.5/10 stars[6]

The Flame Within is Stream of Passion's second studio album released on May 27, 2009, by Napalm Records. It is the follow-up to their debut album, Embrace the Storm.

It is the first album with guitarists Eric Hazebroek and Stephan Schultz and keyboardist Jeffrey Revet, who are replacing three members who departed in 2007, including Stream of Passion's founder and original composer Arjen Anthony Lucassen, who left as he was planning since its creation. It is also the last album with Davy Mickers on drums.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Art of Loss" - 3:57
  2. "In the End" - 4:01
  3. "Now or Never" - 4:13
  4. "When You Hurt Me the Most" - 4:46
  5. "Run Away" - 4:16
  6. "Games We Play" - 4:02
  7. "This Endless Night" - 4:20
  8. "My Leader" - 4:53
  9. "Burn My Pain" - 4:18
  10. "Let Me In" - 3:32
  11. "Street Spirit" - 5:24 (Radiohead cover)
  12. "A Part of You" - 4:48
  13. "All I Know" - 2:12
  14. "Far and Apart" - 4:12 (Bonus track)

Lineup[edit]

With:

  • Ben Mathot - Violin
  • Judith Van Driel - Violin
  • Mark Mulder - Viola
  • David Faber - Cello

Release history[edit]

Country Date[7]
Finland May 27, 2009
Spain
Benelux May 29, 2009
France
Italy
Sweden
Europe June 1, 2009
United States June 2, 2009 (by Rykodisc Records)
Canada

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hartranft, Craig (31 May 2009). "Stream of Passion: The Flame Within". Dangerdog Music Reviews. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  2. ^ Neudorf, Jon (11 June 2009). "Stream of Passion: The Flame Within". Sea of Tranquility.com. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  3. ^ "Stream of Passion - The Flame Within". Lords of Metal.nl. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  4. ^ Gehlke, David E. "Stream of Passion - The Flame Within". Blistering. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  5. ^ D, Matt (13 August 2009). "Stream of Passion - The Flame Within (Album)". AltSounds.com. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  6. ^ Moose, Joey (30 June 2009). "Stream of Passion - The Flame Within review". Metal Storm. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  7. ^ "Stream of Passion - The Flame Within". April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-15.