Make no mistake about it, Pillar is not the rock 'n' roll of yesterday, but the forward moving revolution of today and tomorrow. Their zealous passion incinerates today's gimmicky knockoffs, leaving pretenders in a dust storm of reckless rock upheaval. The group's previous album, 2002's Fireproof, couldn't be held back, selling over 300,000 copies with unyielding momentum. Ready to roll into overdrive, Pillar returns with Where Do We Go From Here, a career album that meets the challenges of a band ready for primetime.
The members of Pillar - featuring vocalist Rob Beckley, bassist Kalel, guitarist Noah Henson, and drummer Lester Estelle - bleed boldness on "Bring Me Down," a defiant song rich in spirited energy and striking dynamics that accentuate a sharp lyrical lashing. "Underneath It All" likewise faces up with gritty guitars and hard-hitting rhythms that build toward a crisp and confident chorus. Even when they lessen the wattage, such as with "Simply" and "Rewind," Pillar finds power in the passion and conviction of their performances. With each song, Where Do We Go From Here, their fourth album for Flicker Records, epitomizes a selective musical approach in which only the best parts are kept for maximum impact. From "Hypnotized" to "Aftershock," the resulting songs burst with sweeping tempo shifts, relentless melodies, and a resolute, stand-tall attitude.