Moon Reverie started as a project back in 2012 when guitarist Luca Poma decided to create his own music after touring extensively through Europe with the likes of Uli Jon Roth, Kee Marcello, Vinnie Moore and many other notable artists. The guitar virtuoso brought influences ranging from Rainbow to Hendrix, to Malmsteen, and Europe into his project.
Very quickly into this album, even if you know nothing about the band and Luca Poma, it becomes readily apparent that you will be hearing some masterful guitar licks. The intro track “Into Glory” sets the stage and the first full track “Forgiveness” showcases Poma’s guitar skills to an even greater extent. I am instantly transported back to the first time I heard Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force…which to my ears was like if someone fed Ritchie Blackmore a whole lot of coffee. For all of the guitar parts to work with listeners, production has to be clean and that is certainly the case here. Luca Pozzi has the vocals that work perfectly well within this classically-influenced power metal.