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All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
Since the band dubbed 2008's For the Love of the Game as "100 percent old-school Pillar", it implies that their next effort takes them in a new direction. And indeed, Confessions finds Pillar not just going through the motions but rather carving out a surprisingly intimate niche for themselves in the melodic rock world. The songwriting core of lead singer Rob Beckley and guitarist Noah Henson collaborated for the first time with writers outside of the band, including Copper's Keith Wallen, Red's Jasen Rauch, Building 429's Jason Roy, Chris Stevens (tobyMac, Sanctus Real), and Skidd Mills (Saving Abel, Skillet). Lyrically, the album focuses on admitting to and dealing with...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
Since the band dubbed 2008's For the Love of the Game as "100 percent old-school Pillar", it implies that their next effort takes them in a new direction. And indeed, Confessions finds Pillar not just going through the motions but rather carving out a surprisingly intimate niche for themselves in the melodic rock world. The songwriting core of lead singer Rob Beckley and guitarist Noah Henson collaborated for the first time with writers outside of the band, including Copper's Keith Wallen, Red's Jasen Rauch, Building 429's Jason Roy, Chris Stevens (tobyMac, Sanctus Real), and Skidd Mills (Saving Abel, Skillet). Lyrically, the album focuses on admitting to and dealing with our most personal struggles. The album's first few tracks do so in a made-for-radio rock format, exploring the feelings that typically come from diving deep into one's self. With such a loud, muscular edge, it's surprising how melodic tunes like "Fire on the Inside" and "Secrets and Regrets" come off. Other highlights are the unquenchable riffs of "Whatever It Takes" and the true-to-form cover of Collective Soul's "Shine."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/22/2009
  • Label: Provident
  • UPC: 083061090425
  • Catalog Number: 10904
  • Sales rank: 57,226

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pillar Primary Artist
David Angell Violin
John Catchings Cello
David Davidson Violin
Monisa Angell Viola
Joe Rickard Drums
The Love Sponge Strings Strings
Rachel Sikkenga Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ed Roland Composer
Skidd Mills Composer
Andrew Mayer Engineer, Digital Editing
Fred Paragano Drum Engineering
Chris Stevens Composer
Travis Wyrick Composer
Tim Parker Art Direction
Rob Beckley Composer
Noah Henson Composer, Programming
Jason Fowler Management
Keith Wallen Composer
Jason Roy Composer
Jasen Rauch Composer, Programming
Sarah Vorhees Digital Editing
Rachel Sikkenga Engineer
Andrew Mayer Engineer
Baeho "Bobby" Shin Engineer
B. Reynolds Composer
Tom Baker Mastering
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Another Great Album By A Great Band!

    I have been listening to Pillar for a long time, ever since I discovered them back around when their 2nd album Fireproof was released. They are an amazing rock band with a clear and positive message, who never seems to disappoint with each passing album. A great band for kids, teenagers, and adults alike! This new album is no different, and a great display of how rock music can still be awesome and fun, but also clean and positive. I especially love Fight On The Inside, Secret and Regret, and their remake of Collective Soul's classic song Shine, who's old school material I listened to as a young adult and still listen to today. Great stuff. The whole album as a whole though is all good! Definitely check this out if you are into good rock music, or anything else that they have ever released. All good stuff!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Pillar's Best Work

    "Confessions" is the best cd Pillar has put out. "Secrets and Regrets" will be on repeat on my ipod for a while now. I couldn't wait to buy it.

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