I won't disagree with the point about Tarja acting or appearing like a pop star, but the second part of this statement makes you look really sexist. You could have said that operatic bands, or symphonic bands, or pop-oriented bands are causing the genre to loose integrity - and I would still probably disagree - but at least you wouldn't come across as a narrow-minded sexist by basically saying that women can't sing metal. There are plenty of bands (Kamelot has already been mentioned, Rhapsody, After Forever, and Within Temptation, and to a certain degree even T.S.O. which is basically Savatage - and I think we would struggle to find folks on this board who do not consider Savatage metal) who could fall into the same genre as Nightwish, whether you want to call them metal or otherwise. All are heavy, powerful, symphonic, and incorporate operatic or melodic vocals. I personally don't feel any of these bands are killing the integrity the genre, diversifying certainly, but not killing it's integrity. Everyone's allowed their opinion. So let Hagström have his. I personally don't give two craps about Meshuggah, their music, or their guitar players opinion. So at the end of the day, he can still think whatever he wants to think and I will still be a metal fan who's giving my money and my attention to the bands that are in his opinion "formula music," "a fucking insult" or "not fucking metal" enough to be on the same label with him. That is why those bands are on Nuclear Blast ... because as AMBR stated, (if you're a smart record label) you sign what sells. And Nuclear Blast is laughing, like the"fools" they are, all the way to the bank.