A War Of Our Own is the fourth album from Stream Of Passion and it was released following a very successful crowdfunding campaign last year. Although it does suffer from some shortcomings on a few occasions, it is still a good listen and features a very strong performance from the Dutch six-piece.
There are some very strong songs on A War Of Our Own, with the title track being an early highlight of the piece. The introduction is striking and draws you in, and the vocals from Marcela are smoothly delivered atop of the instrumentation, blending well together. As a whole, it’s just a massive-sounding song and it’s of no real surprise that the band chose this as the first single from the album as well as giving it the honour of being the title track.
However, at times the album just doesn’t quite manage to engage you. Lots of the songs are all constructed in a similar manner, beginning with stripped-back instrumentation and vocals before the full band joins in a short while later, and the format gets a little tired the most you listen. It’s disappointing because Stream Of Passion is capable of better than this.
A War Of Our Own is a good album, there’s no denying that – but there is room for improvement and it would have been nice for there to be a bit more variety between the songs.