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Wolverine "Cold Light of Monday" reviews

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    Thanks for posting that here Bagge, I seem to have an aversion to self-promotion... :)
     
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    No sweat :). Anything to keep you from tooting your own horn ;). Thanks for a great breakdown of the album!
     
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    Sweden’s progressive outfit Wolverine have moved into the big league following their signing with Elitist Records, after releasing two prior albums with Emerald Factory (1999’s ‘Fervent Dream’ and 2001’s ‘The Window Purpose’).
    While the term ‘progressive’ means a multitude of different styles within the metal community, Wolverine are able to combine the atmospherics of latter day Anathema, shades of ‘Empire’ era Queensrÿche and plenty of influences that are too numerous to mention, but there none the less. The concept album is hardly a new idea these days, but where ‘Cold Light Of Monday’ succeeds over most is that the story line is easy to follow, and allows your imagination to fill in the remaining gaps. The said story focuses on the tale of a young abused woman called Sarah, and the revealing of just where things started going horribly wrong.
    Aside from the conceptualised storyline, musically Wolverine isn’t typified with the standard delivery of progressive music, and instead freely moves from style to style without losing consistency and flow throughout.
    ‘Dawn’ is little more than an introduction piece that flows freely into ‘Sarah’. The use of multi-layered vocal efforts works efficiently (Courtesy of vocalist Stefan Zell), while the dramatic chord progressions are kept to a minimum, but sound all the more powerful for it.
    ‘New Best Friend’ is perhaps one of the albums best numbers with the strong chorus set on a lush musical landscape, while the instrumental ‘Tightrope’ experiments with sound effects and sampled drum loops. The track is interesting, but hardly captivating. ‘Carousel’ is another excellent cut with plenty of interesting guitar riffs and melodies. Zell exceeds himself with a while range of effects, while guitarists Mikael Zell and Per Broddesson push the atmospherics into new realms sound wise. The piano led ‘Trust’ shifts the mood to the reflective aspect before ‘Pantomine’ mixes the mellow with the metallic.
    Another couple of instrumental tracks come in ‘Red Canvas’ (Drum solo) and ‘Dusk’ before finishing the concept with the best tracks on offer from Wolverine in ‘Tied With Sin’ and the amazing ‘The Final Redemption’. Wolverine isn’t trying to compete with Dream Theater or any bands of such high stature. Instead, they’ve managed to find a sound and direction of their own. And in some way, that’s exactly what true progressive music is all about - progressing above and beyond standard music and it’s parameters.
    For more information on Wolverine, check out - http://www.wolverine-overdose.com
     
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    Previously posted review also running 21/1 in Beat magazine (30,000circ).
     
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