Gandalf the Red wrote:But listening to some people, anything less than Cannibal Corpse is not Heavy Metal and it didn't exist before the late 1980s.
But would I complain about Motorhead playing? No I didn't.
Would I complain about Within Temptation playing? Not really. Apart from it being a waste of a decent slot.
Yes, there are people who only like Metal at its heaviest and most brutal. The kind of people who do the community no favours at all.
I think you're understating the importance of the headlining slot. It's more than just a "decent" slot. I think it's a shame you thought Within Temptation were a waste though, considering how important they have been in European Metal (or not-Metal) for the last 15 years and that they were one of the bands who played at Bloodstock in the early days. But then I'd say that Motorhead were a waste of a slot.