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Matthew Powers

Matthew Powers
I write reviews for CaliberTV and enjoy the existence of music.

A REFLECTION ON CRABCORE AND ITS PLACE IN METAL; “METALCORE FANS MY AGE ARE JADED” – ANDREW WETZEL

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Near the end of 2020, the Metalcore world was handed a taste of 2010 — Attack Attack! arose from a 6 year crabcore grave. With them came a new single, “All My Life”, the band’s first since 2013 and the first since 2012 to be released under the name Attack Attack!. The result was a […]

PREMIERE: R4AM COVER BRING ME THE HORIZON’S “OBEY”

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2020 has been a prosperous year for Bring Me The Horizon. With numerous hit singles and a return to the heaviness fans have been clamoring for, other artists have taken notice of this success. In some cases, as is Michael Skaggs from Outline In Colors’ case, you see artists offering their own take on some […]

PREMIERE: VIRIDIAN RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “SUPPRESSOR”

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Viridian have premiered a music video for their brand new single “Suppressor” EXCLUSIVELY on CaliberTV. In “Suppressor”, it doesn’t take long before it’s abundantly clear that Viridian know how to write a progressive-leaning metalcore riff. The riff locks into a groove that is fairly mesmerizing and transitions into a spacier second verse rife with well-delivered clean […]

LIVE: WATCH WAGE WAR PERFORM “LOW” (WARPED TOUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY)

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When Wage War dropped “Low” in January 2019, it skyrocketed one of metalcore’s rising stars into the mainstream. It is undoubtedly the band’s biggest song. As you’ll see in this incredible live performance captured at Warped Tour’s 25th Anniversary celebration, the song’s main riff is huge; its chorus is even bigger. We can’t think of […]

TOP ALBUMS OF THE 10S: 2018

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2018 was a year of progress for the metalcore and post-hardcore scene. Not only did it contain the best and most forward-moving metalcore releases of the last few years, it evolved several above average bands into true powerhouses. We believe 2018 was an incredible year for music which is what made a top 10 list […]

HATEBREED CRUSH NEW ALBUM ‘WEIGHT OF THE FALSE SELF’ AND 2020 (INTERVIEW)

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2020 needs Hatebreed. Often seen as a positive force in metal’s long and storied history, the metalcore pioneers have bridged the gap between hardcore and metal long before the likes of Killswitch Engage and Overcast. Just days before the band drop their 8th studio album, ‘Weight of The False Self’, drummer Matt Byrne discussed the […]

OUTLINE IN COLOR UNVEIL NEW SINGLE “POISON PRESCRIBED AS MEDICINE” + ANNOUNCE ‘IMPOSTER SYNDROME PT. 2’

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Outline In Color toy with flashy, impressive production and their best song dynamics yet in their promising new track, “Poison Prescribed As Medicine”, which is taken from the band’s upcoming EP, ‘Imposter Syndrome Pt. 2’. Speaking on the new track, the band said- “PPAM is inspired in part by the seemingly ever-growing opioid crisis that […]

INTERVIEW: GHØSTKID’S SUSHI TALKS MUSIC INDUSTRY, 2020, AND HOW KORN INFLUENCED THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM

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Sebastian “Sushi” Biesler (ex-Eskimo Callboy), is certainly going to be a busy man when touring resumes. His new band, GHØSTKID, sees him once again front and center screaming his lungs out one second and parting the clouds with gorgeous melodies the next. What GHØSTKID offers a saturated metal scene is incredibly dynamic, innovative and contemporary […]

BRING ME THE HORIZON CHOOSE INNOVATION OVER CONFORMITY ON ‘POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR’ (REVIEW)

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No one could accuse Bring Me The Horizon of ever going the route of stagnancy. The Sheffield, UK quintet could have easily gone and banged out a radio rock record after 2018’s experimental and divisive ‘amo’ which saw them truly crossing the pond into arenas here in the states. Instead of falling into a formula, […]

REVIEW: KINGDOM OF GIANTS’ ‘PASSENGER’ IS METALCORE’S NEXT (SYNTH)WAVE

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Whatever sci-fi techno landscape that Kingdom of Giants are living in has given their new record, ‘Passenger’, an incredible atmosphere. Either that or the California five piece are really hyped for Cyberpunk 2077. Regardless, ‘Passenger’ is like Kavinsky’s Nightcall from the movie Drive gone metalcore. And I love it. A plentiful bed of synth padding […]
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