Music News: Carried By VI to Release Debut Album

Wallingford, CT’s Carried By VI is preparing to release their debut album Whistling Past The Graveyard.  This is intense music about maintaining a positive mental attitude in the face of challenges — a message that’s even more relevant with the current pandemic situation.

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The album offers five tracks of no-frills hardcore and doom influenced metal, a combination of genres that the band dubs “doomcore.”  For comparison purposes, imagine Rage Against the Machine meets Connecticut’s Kaos Reign, with a heavy helping of hardcore on top.  “Worse Because of You” and “Through the Door” also reveal some classic metal influences.  Produced at Dexter’s Lab Studios in Milford, CT, the overall sound is expansive and radio-ready.  (Or Spotify-ready, or whatever the kids are listening to these days.)

Whistling Past The Graveyard is now available on Spotify and iTunes; it will be on more platforms soon, so stay tuned.  And if you get a chance, go see Carried By VI live — after the COVID-19 closures are lifted, of course.  Frontman Jim Brindisi delivers the band’s message with passion and conviction, a dreadlocked blur leaping around the stage and floor.  Not a performance to miss!

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1 Comments

  1. Bill Kaos

    Great review and looking forward to this album. I like that It says it sounds a little like my band Kaos Reign. Thats awesome! We played a show with them before and they sounded great live! Looking forward to more shows in the future too.

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