French power metalers GALDERIA brandish a highly similar sound to iconic German bands GAMMA RAY, HELLOWEEN and FREEDOM CALL. In fact, the whole of the band’s third full-length release, The Universality, can be said to be almost entirely lifted from Gamma Ray’s Somewhere Out in Space album. Galderia’s musical foundation is based on strong symphonic arrangements and immensely-layered vocal choir harmonies. It’s not a concept album per se, but it does have the theme of unity running through with lyrics reflecting the positive side. Originality is not on the top of the list with Galderia, but the band pull off the music admirably. The 13 tracks (including an intro and an outro) are very long and follows the standard power metal structure. Some of the songs become a bit dull and doesn’t warrant a lengthy duration. Vocalist Seb’s voice is questionable on some parts as it wavers a bit, most notably on the more aggressive parts. Although Galderia’s brand of ’90s-influenced Euro power metal is highly commendable, it might not get the attention it might deserve. Of course, if you’re a fan of power metal in general, especially of the German descent, then you’ll enjoy feasting on The Universality.