This is the first Pillar album that I've ever purchased. In fact, whenever I bought it, I had never even heard of them or any of their songs. I just happened to be in a Christian bookstore buying an old Petra album and decided that I'd "modernize" my Christian rock catalogue. "Where Do We Go From Here" turned out to be a perfect choice. I was very surprised at the musicianship of this band. I was also surprised at how heavy they actually are. There music is somewhere along the lines of groups like Saliva, Disturbed, or even P.O.D. (although there isn't quite as much rap on this album). Although sticklers of the "Jesus Quota" will not like what they hear on this album, Pillar's music is nonetheless uplifting and, more importantly for a father of a five-year-old, clean. Even though I'm a Christian (Catholic if you want to get technical), I enjoy my rock music. The only problem is that bands like Velvet Revolver can't be and shouldn't be played around youngsters. Pillar gives me my rock outlet without having to cover my daughter's ears all of the time.
The best song on this album in my opinion is "Frontline." It has an anthemic, shake-your-fist attitude to it. Other standouts include "Hypnotized," "Aftershock," and "Bring Me Down." The entire album rocks very hard excepting "Rewind," which slows thing down a bit. Still, this is a wonderful album to have in your collection whether or not you're a Christian. I love my old Petra, Whiteheart, and PFR albums, but Pillar has secured their own spot in my Christian music rotation with "Where Do We Go From Here."
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"Where Do We Go From Here" explodes through what was and races toward what's to come. Five years, four #1 radio singles, and multiple awards later Pillar launches their first studio recording in two years. An artistic sonic boom provides an unnerving twist to the melodic depth and raw power of the never-back-down lyrics. Features the single, "Bring Me Down."