Even more than their previous work, this quintessentially Italian album strikes me as a much straighter step on from Opus Avantra, though Fanny Fortunati’s voice reminds me of Annie Haslam more than Donella Del Monaco. For the most part, her beautiful singing is backed by lush woodwinds, though some jazzier and heavier electric rock passages also work well. Once again, the only significant drawback is the unwelcome appearance of a drum machine, but at least it’s used sparingly.