In the six short years since the band formed in a dingy dorm room in Wichita, Kansas, Pillar has become a rock force to be reckoned with. And while the band has earned its fair share of accolades and admiration, Pillar is ready to set the record straight … see full wiki
"The Reckoning," by Pillar, offers up a lot more of what they offered beginning with their stellar album, "Where Do We Go From Here?" There's a lot less rap and more bottom-heavy, straightforward rockers on this album than in most of their previous efforts. The album bursts open with "Everything" and holds up well throughout with a only a few slower tunes in the mix. "Last Goodbye" and "Angel In Disguise" are two of their slowest tracks, but are still excellent to listen to. My personal favorites include the title track, "Sometimes," "Crossfire" and "Awake."
Pillar's sound is very similar to most secular mainstream nu-metal bands. As stated before, they've slowly peeled the rap-metal away from their style (thankfully), so don't expect to hear Saliva with a positive message when listening to Pillar. I'm sure that there will be plenty of Christian fans who find the album lacking in direct references to God and/or Jesus. However, if you can place a band on the radio between groups like Velvet Revolver and Buckcherry and have the listener not say, "Hey, they snuck in one of those Christian bands," I think you're doing a pretty good job of getting your message across. As much as I love Christ-centric bands like Petra (you're missed), it's tough for a person who's been pumped full of secular rock to adjust to Christian rock right away. Keep on doing that thing you do, Pillar. It sounds great.
Highly recommended to fans of nu-metal, secular, Christian or otherwise.