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
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.
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.
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...