ARTIST:

WOLVERINE

(SWEDEN)
TITLE:

STILL

(2006)
LABEL:

CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE METAL

TAGS:
"A subtle mix of melancholic Progressive Metal and atmospheric rock, "Still" is an album that can be enjoyed from beginning to end without getting bored for a second."
STRUCK (16.11.2006)  
4/5
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4th album of the Swedes, if we count the 1st LP, would Wolverine have finally found his way? After a promising first try that could be described as progressive death metal ("Fervent Dream"), after the superb metal prog "The Window Purpose" and the mixed atmospheric prog "Cold Light of Monday", Wolverine continues to purify his music on the way of an atmospheric prog, forsaking the particularly boring experimental interludes that marked "Cold Light of Monday" in such a way as to discourage even the most reckless of listeners!

In this respect, Wolverine's new effort is definitely more homogeneous than its predecessor, even if it is a subtle mix of melancholic prog metal dear to Pain of Salvation, atmospheric rock and some tracks with electro accents ("Sleepy Town") on which Stefan Zell's voice is marvellous! And not to make anyone jealous, the latter expresses itself on both metallic and atmospheric tracks and is capable of conveying a wide range of emotions, especially in the quiet parts!

Musically speaking, we very quickly get to the heart of the matter with an exciting 2-minute instrumental intro that alternates heavy riffs and quiet parts; a perfect synthesis of what "Still" will be. At the end of this sublime opening, the master of the place - in this case Stefan Zell- is given the place to charm us with his bewitching vocal!

If we can see that Wolverine's music is becoming more and more atmospheric through its evolution, the Swedes don't forget their metal base as can be seen on tracks with heavy riffs like on "Liar On The Mount", "This Cold of Mine", offering us devastating solos introduced by hyper-inspired breaks or heady choruses that never let us go even after the album is finished!

Wolverine seems to have passed a step to become a mature adult band that offers us an album that can be enjoyed from beginning to end without us getting bored for a second!


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TRACK LISTING:
01. A House Of Plague
02. Bleeding
03. Taste Of Sand
04. Nothing More
05. Sleepy Town
06. Liar On The Mount
07. Hiding
08. This Cold Heart Of Mine
09. And She Slowly Dies

LINEUP:
Andreas Baglien: Claviers
Marcus Losbjer: Batterie
Mikael Zell: Guitares
Stefan Zell: Chant
Thomas Jansson: Basse
   
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