Pillar_Confessions_cvr-hiHey, the fine folks at Provident Music Group have allowed us to share this streaming widget with you. (Now, imagine hearing that statement about 3 years ago… “Streaming what? A weasel? Is this Mike Farris’ old band or something?”). Enjoy. Make comments. Drink Coke. Drink Pepsi. Or go down the middle and drink RC. Fool your tastebuds and drink water with a melted brown crayon in it…

Also, once this deadline is over and I have a chance to finish editing and mixing the thing, be sure to check out the new HM Magazine Podcast, with Pillar, Stryper, House of Heroes and a few other folks.

Here’s what HM Magazine had to say about this album:

“It took a few listens before I realized Pillar doesn’t include many (if any) ‘God’ or ‘Jesus’ references in their new release. Even so, songs like ‘Fire on the Inside,’ about the infilling/empowering of the Holy Spirit, and ‘Secrets and Regrets,’ which concerns spiritual redemption, speak volumes about God’s intervention in the lives of humankind. From start to finish, however, Confessions is a tight, powerful rock and roll recording, as its songs successfully walk that fine line between being oblique and coming off overly preachy. Even newcomers to Pillar music will quickly realize these are men of faith – without getting overwhelmed by Christian-ese. Sonically, Pillar never rock so hard that they overwhelm or abandon melodies. ‘Whatever It Takes,’ for instance, includes some great guttural vocals, yet there is never any harshness simply for the sake of harshness. A title like Confessions might lead you to believe Pillar spills its guts with these songs. However, they come off more like an understanding priest, helping out an absent parishioner that hasn’t been inside confessional in years.”  [Dan MacIntosh]



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