Stream of Passion – Calliopeia

Okay, the synchronised head-banging is pretty goofy (I might have found it cool when I was 16…) but this progressive metal band founded by Dutch progressive master Arjen Lucassen has got the goods musically. The lead singer Marcela Bovio was heavily featured on the Human Equation, the last Ayreon album, and I daresay she is one of the best female voices in metal. As for the band itself, as a friend opined “they remind me of Evanescence, but I can’t quite put a finger on what’s different…ah yes, they don’t suck”. Plus Marcela is much hotter than whatshername…

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