Pillar - The Reckoning

Published Thursday 5th October 2006
Pillar - The Reckoning
Pillar - The Reckoning

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 20257-11548
LABEL: Flicker 083061082529
FORMAT: CD Album
RELEASE DATE: 2005-06-03
RRP: £12.99


Reviewed by Jeremy Williams

Back undaunted by their new high profile, Pillar are pulling no punches - straight in with the challenge "are you ready to give up everything?" on the first song. It doesn't let up from there either, with crunching riffs and screamed lyrics that call for an all-out commitment as uncompromising as the music - "Somebody tell me how to save me from myself/'cause my worst enemy is staring back at me," Rob Beckley confesses on the brutal "Tragedy". The album slows down a little in places and goes experimentally pop-punk on "Sometimes", but it's on the heavy tracks that Pillar excel, letting rip without ever losing track of the melodies that keep them accessible. The press materials are at pains to point out that the band have played with P.O.D. and Audio Adrenaline. Whatever. It's not the healthy that need a doctor, it's the sick. This is a band that have proved they can rock with Slipknot and Drowning Pool, and that's where they belong.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Everything [Listen]
2. Awake [Listen]
3. When Tomorrow Comes [Listen]
4. The Reckoning [Listen]
5. Tragedy [Listen]
6. Last Goodbye [Listen]
7. Angel In Disguise [Listen]
8. Elysian [Listen]
9. Crossfire [Listen]
10. Resolution [Listen]
11. Sometimes [Listen]
12. Wherever The Wind Blows [Listen]
13. Chasing Shadows At Midnight [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Dan Desmond in Dawlish, Devon @ 21:45 on Oct 27 2006

Yeah, the CD of 2006, followed by Skillets Comatose. Pillar always bring a new sound on each CD, and this is the sound that competes with Fireproof. At last, Pillar are back on top.



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