METAMORPHOSIS (SHADRACH)

PILLAR 

METAMORPHOSIS (SHADRACH)

Whereas most of Unified One's tunes could pass as secular selections, Pillar's lyrics leave no doubt about the group's Christian leanings. In the hands of this band, even a song called "Secret Agent" turns out to have a religious twist, with lines such as never gonna be undercover in sin. Musically, Pillar favors mild alternative-rock, with singer Rob Beckley's radio-friendly voice wafting over pleasant guitar riffs. However, the group does have its wilder moments, such as its forays into rap/metal on the title track and on "Time to Play," a 311-style romp that contains the line Let's praise Jesus Christ with a new kinda song. Still, when it comes time to close the album, Pillar forsakes this newfangled holy hardcore for the tame acoustic number "Beautiful Savior," which serves both as a showcase for Beckley's vocal skills and as the record's final, and strongest, testament to faith.

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