Release date: June 26th 2006
Label: Candlelight Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)

Progressive Metal

Rating: 55/100
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: June 27th 2006

Melodic progressive metal is still the name of the game for Wolverine, and Wolverine is like on their previous 3 studio albums drifting into melancholic and emotional territories, which never impressed me at all, and I must admit that it's the same case once more with "Still".

Sure they have a feel for a good melody and there are some decent songs on this album, but I miss some aggressive and powerful songs - only the last 2 songs on the album "This Cold Heart of Mine" and "And She Slowly Dies" are convincing and promising metal tunes. The rest is boring - mostly driven by a boring and monotone drum rhythm, some OK keyboards sounds, not much guitar on display here.

Mikael Zell's guitar sound has been toned down a bit too much in many songs if you ask me - the acoustic guitars are OK. Stefan Zell is a good vocalist and he shows his talent on this album - just like on their other albums.

I've never been a big fan of Wolverine, sure they are all very gifted musicians - but the music they create doesn't move me in any way, and "Still" does nothing to win me over... So I am left with a feeling of disappointment... because the 2 songs at the very end of the album show just what they are capable of...