Reviews Gazer Phone Commercial EP

Gazer

Phone Commercial EP

GAZER is a new band hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio. On their debut EP, Phone Commercial, they use a combination of noise and punk to rock the sound-waves. However, they could benefit from a reduction on the noise. The first track, "I Passed The BAR," has a good groove going on with screechy guitars that blend perfectly with distorted bass lines. However, the vocals are muffled so intensely that you mistake them for more noise. The vocals became a bit more audible over the raunchy riffs on the following track, "Apt. Beating." 

The noisy vocals return on the short track, "The Grande Yankee Bride Hunt," while the guitar gets more twangy. It's not until the final song, "Monolith Days," that they get the mix just right. It's a great song that shows the most promise. It breaks a little from the previous formula and finds more focus. GAZER is a band to keep an eye on. If loud, bawdy, rock tunes with some wicked riffs are what you're looking for, this is right up your alley! Check it out over athttp://gazerohio.bandcamp.com/.

6.8 / 10Aaron H
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