by Pillar
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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."

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/2009
Label: Provident
UPC: 0083061090425
catalogNumber: 10904

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pillar   Primary Artist
David Angell   Violin
John Catchings   Cello
David Davidson   Violin
Monisa Angell   Viola
Joe Rickard   Drums
Love Sponge Strings   Strings
Rachel Sikkenga   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ed Roland   Composer
Skidd Mills   Composer
Andrew Mayer   Engineer
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
Rachel Sikkenga   Engineer
Andrew Mayer   Engineer
Baeho "Bobby" Shin   Engineer
B. Reynolds   Composer

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Confessions 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"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.
Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
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!