Look at Classical/Western Art Music.
Composers progressively used bigger orchestras to get a wider range of tone colours.
Strauss got up to 100+ by the time of the Alpine Symphony... including a separate horn section outside the hall for a different sound.
Mahler had huge orchestras as well.
Then Schoenberg threw out harmony as we knew it altogether...
Stravinsky caused a riot with a ballet...
All before we had Jazz... which brought on a completely different and new set of progressions... then rock, then hip-hop etc etc bullshit whatever.
The nature of culture and art is that it evolves with society and science and history.
My band - Ex Curia - Prog metal in an Opeth meets Machine Head kind of way