It means there's too much music out there.

Date:2017-12-30 13:31:03
In Reply To:Number of metal releases for the last decade by Pirage
And it also means communities like this are suffering for it. When the number of albums people could be expected to know about was smaller, more of us were likely to have experienced them. But with seven thousand metal records out there, and each one of us listening to about 2% or so of them, the amount of overlap we get is shrinking.

Metal is so fragmented by subgenre, and each one of those is now so large, that saying you're into 'metal' doesn't mean anything anymore.
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