Album Review: Centerpiece EP by Dozer TX

Album: Centerpiece EP
Artist: Dozer TX
Release Date: March 10, 2017

Website/Social Media: BandcampFacebook

Sounds Like: Pop-Punk / Emo /Alternative

Similar Artists: Handguns, Knuckle Puck, Heartsounds

Review: "Never be afraid to put your happiness above someone else's," explains Miles McMillen of Dozer TX. The band was formed in 2014 by former Handguns guitarist Kevin Cale and their sound is best described as aggressive emo pop-punk with a dash of alt rock. The quartet from San Angelo, Texas have just released their sophomore EP titled Centerpiece.

"If confidence is key, I'm locked out," sings McMillen on the album's first single "Fixated." "I'm a crowded room you don't wanna pass through, but you have to," this is a song about moving on and picking up the pieces. A running theme throughout the album.

The dual vocals of Cale & McMillen really shine on the album's title track "Centerpiece" and the duo does a solid job of capturing the struggle between feelings of anger and sadness experienced after a toxic relationship has come to an end. "Everything ends, one way or another."

Unfortunately the album also has to end. An ending which comes much too soon because this is a release that feels like a concept that could easily be a full length album as each track flows well into the next and just about every one could hold it's own as a single. 

Our Score: 9/10 -
In an era of downloadable singles, Dozer TX provide a short but sweet selection of songs that make choosing just one an impossible decision. So you might as well choose 'em all.

Buy the CD: Bandcamp

Related Links: DozerTXAlbum Reviews


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