SharePoint 2013 – Promoted Links – Remove / Customise Hover Animation

I know this question has been asked a number of times in different guises.

I am after a way of either removing the animation entirely so the link tile stays static instead of animating on hover or to limit the height of the animation.

I have removed the entire hover layer but doesn’t then let me add text to the tile having to resort to creating tiles with writing within the image which is not ideal.

I am using SP 2013 on prem.

Many thanks