Power metal big in the UK? Stop before my sides split. While it's better than it once was, it's still entirely underground. There is *no* rock press coverage. The UK's leading "rock" magazine doesn't even acknowledge its existence. There's no radio play (other than on Totalrock, which I can't listen to since they switched to broadcasting in WMA). The situation is much better in continental Europe, but even then, it's still got a long way to do. But Hammerfall's new album at least went to #1 in the album charts in their native Sweden, something that would be unthinkable here.