Darker Days (Stream of Passion album)

Darker Days is third studio album by the Dutch symphonic metal band Stream of Passion, released in 2011 on Napalm Records.

Darker Days
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 22, 2011 (Spain/Finland/Sweden)
June 24, 2011 (Germany/Austria/Benelux/Italy)
June 27, 2011 (EU)
July 5, 2011 (USA/Canada)
Recorded2011
GenreProgressive metal, symphonic metal, gothic metal
Length58:10
LabelNapalm
ProducerJoost van den Broek
Stream of Passion chronology
The Flame Within
(2009)
Darker Days
(2011)
A War of Our Own
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Jukebox:Metal[1]

It is the first album with drummer Martijn Peters. All producing, engineering, mixing and mastering were made by former After Forever keyboardist Joost van den Broek.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Marcela Bovio, Johan van Stratum and Joost van den Broek except "The Mirror" by Stream of Passion and "Nadie Lo Ve" by Bovio and Jeffrey Revet

  1. "Lost" - 5:27
  2. "Reborn" - 3:37
  3. "Collide" - 5:20
  4. "The Scarlet Mark" - 3:41
  5. "Spark" - 2:36
  6. "Our Cause" - 4:43
  7. "Darker Days" - 4:32
  8. "Broken" - 4:47
  9. "This Moment" - 3:55
  10. "Closer" - 4:37
  11. "The Mirror" - 3:34
  12. "Nadie Lo Ve" - 3:04
  13. "The World Is Ours" - 3:49
  14. "The Hunt" (Digipack bonus track) - 4:28

AdditionalEdit

During the interview with Valkryian music Marcela stated that Nadie Lo Ve's lyrics were inspired by the death of her grandmother, though the music to that song was written long before.[2]

PersonnelEdit

Band membersEdit

  • Marcela Bovio - Lead Vocals; Violin
  • Eric Hazebroek - Lead/Rhythm Guitars
  • Stephan Schultz - Lead/Rhythm Guitars
  • Johan van Stratum - Bass
  • Jeffrey Revet - Keyboards; Piano
  • Martijn Peters - Drums

Additional musiciansEdit

  • Gert Wantenaar - bandoleon and accordion
  • Ben Mathot, Judith van Driel - violins
  • Mark Mulder - viola
  • David Faber - cello

ProductionEdit

  • Joost van den Broek - producer, engineer, mixing, mastering, orchestral arrangements
  • Jeffrey Revet - orchestral arrangements

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Donovan, James (2011). "Stream of Passion - Darker days". Jukebox: Metal .com. Retrieved 2011-10-02.
  2. ^ "Interview with Marcela Bovio [Stream of Passion]". 18 December 2012.