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Pillar - 'Where Do We Go From Here'

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Pillar - Where Do We Go From Here

Pillar - Where Do We Go From Here

The Bottom Line

Most Pillar fans seem to feel like Where Do We Go From Here was even better than Fireproof. Most reviewers disagree with that thought. For me, it was a toss-up. Like most albums out there, Where Do We Go From Here had some high spots, some low spots and a few in-betweens.
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Pros

  • Pillar sounds like Pillar again
  • The songs are easy to relate to

Cons

  • The album sounds somewhat over-produced

Description

  • Style: Hard Rock
  • Released: June, 2004
  • Tracks: 12

Guide Review - Pillar - 'Where Do We Go From Here'

The first time I heard Fireproof I thought "Wow!" The first time I heard Broken Down: The EP I thought "What the heck?" So I have to say that when I first heard Where Do We Go From Here I was glad to hear the band going back to their original sound. Maybe it's just me, but I expect my rock bands to, well, rock! While some folks may expect bands of today to "grow" their sound for more marketability, Pillar is back to the format that worked wonders for them before ... rock ... because you can!

On the down side, some of the songs sound a bit slick and over-produced. But that doesn't take away from the fact that the lyrics are all easy to relate to at all. "Bring Me Down" and "Rewind" are easily the stand-out tracks with "Rewind" being one of those songs that any Christian out there can say "been there, done that."

Pillar is a good band with a great message. With this release they ask, Where do we go from here? and after the MCA label failure and the lack of support from Geffen, it's not surprising that they felt a bit lost. Hopefully they have found a true "home" with Flicker Records and they'll feel comfortable enough to be themselves in the future. They're a hard rock band with a lot of talent. They don't need to be "slicked up" for the masses to present great music. Raw passion, which we know they have from Fireproof, equals power. They have plenty of both and I hope to hear more of it in the future.

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