Wolverine are a band from Sweden that started out as a melodic doom/death metal act but evolved into a more melodic gothic/metal band over the years and this is a review of their 2011 album "Communication Lost" which was released by Candlelight Records.
Drums are mostly slow drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats, while the keyboars are very atmospheric and symphonic sounding with some psychedelic sounds being used at times as well as violin, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they sound very powerful.
Rhythm guitars are very slow riffs that utilize influences from both doom and traditional metal, while he lead guitars are very melodic sounding guitar solos, as for the classical guitars they use finger picking and full chords to add a dark and tragic sound to the music.
Vocals are all clean singing vocals with some ocassional spoken word passages and the death metal growls that are present on previous releases do not make an appearence here, while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes, as for the production it sounds very powerful and professional sounding.
In my opinion while this album fromm Wolverine might be a turn off to some of their more hardcore fans I still feel this a very good melodic metal album, and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this album. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Poison Ivy" "Your Favorite War" "Embrace" and "Communication". RECEMMONDED BUY.