DOOM from the South of France !
Harnessing the powers of anguish and majesty simultaneously, PILLARS carve a tortured place in the psyche of doom and sludge with an unshakably focused assault on the senses. Harsh, brooding, and calculated, the music drags your soul through the muck and buries you, your screams a part of the choir of devastation. Sacrificing the vintage and retro flare commonplace in the genre as of late and replacing it with the vile discomfort of a forgotten past, Pillars bring only agony and promise only torment. Prepare your grave.
"...the overall atmosphere of the song [Green Magik Ritual] is one of encroaching horror and unavoidable agony."
-Islander, NO CLEAN SINGING
"Pyres and Gallows, the new EP from Pillars, will appeal to those who can’t get enough of integral doom acts like Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard and Cathedral. The Frenchmen’s fuzzed-out doom is bleak and heavy, driven mostly by plodding riffs and steady rhythm section."
- Vince Bellino, Decibel Magazine
"Based out of Nice, France, and given every now and again to throwing in a Celtic Frost-style ‘ough!’ to signal a turn toward more extreme and shouted fare, the four-piece Pillars recently issued their debut EP, Pyres and Gallows, and with its four tracks began an exploration of traditionalist doom marked out by its overarching sense of atmosphere in the guitar. Setting its own context in the growls of “Cult Seeker” or the classic-horror vibes that persist in opener “Green Magik Ritual” — somewhere between Goatsnake and Cathedral, that one is — the EP knocks on the door of full-length territory at 33 lumber-prone minutes, and particularly in the early unfolding of “Dirty Whoreshippers” and the more patient, slower 10-minute closing title-track, calls to mind the earliest output by now-defunct UK outfit The Wounded Kings."
- JJ, The Obelisk
" Black Sabbath are usually the yardstick by which we judge anything with even a hint of proto-doom classification but Pillars veer more towards the Electric Wizard end of that spectrum with songs like "Green Magik Ritual" and "Dirty Whoreshippers" having a much more visceral attack than anything Ozzy & Co ever came close to, thick layers of grainy distortion and fuzz pushed hard by growling bass and powerful percussion all topped off with a mixture of strong classic doom and harsher "modern" doom vocal tones."
- Frazer Jones, Desert Psychlist
"The songs build a dreary atmosphere, but keep a sharp edge with a few discordant touches to ensure that you don't get too comfortable in their cultish dungeon. Check it out - you might be the next sacrifice if you don't!"