Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Pillar demo (pre-Harvest/Disembodied)

A random demo from 1993 that I found on ebay not too long ago. Its redeeming value for me is the fact that Dave Walker does vocals on this one, and Justin Kane plays drums. Dave Walker would later on do vocals for Harvest and Krakatoa, and Justin Kane would go on to drum for Disembodied and Martyr AD, all of those are great bands, with Disembodied being one of my all-time fave bands. Anyways, back to Pillar. Apart from them two, I know nothing about this band really, heh. Well, continuing with the name-dropping, Chad Dziewior (Threadbare, 108, Judas Factor, and a gazillion more bands) produced this demo. And that's it... So if anybody out there knows anything else about this band, leave a comment.

Anyways, this was not the best band ever of the Minneapolis, MN area. Dave Walker's voice was not yet as mature and powerful as it was for Harvest, and musically it lacks power as well as memorable parts. In some parts I'm reminded of Endpoint, some other parts remind me of Undertow, without ever reaching either one's level. I'm afraid to say, it's a fairly mediocre demo all in all. Either way, consider this a piece of Minneapolis hardcore history, nothing more, nothing less.

Pillar demo

6 comments:

c said...

love this. ive been a huge harvest fan for decades. so anything that any of them did im a fan. thanks for posting. great find.

harvest said...

whoah! thanks for digitizing this. i don't even have it as mp3 or listened to it since it probably came out. my voice was not mature at all. i was 18 or 19 and well not sure what i was doing. hahaha. take care - dave

Anonymous said...

could you upload it again? it's such a rarity that it can't be found anywhere! thanks

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped, enjoy!

Josh Polk said...

This post will probably go unnoticed but if not could someone hit me with a working link? I’d really like to hear this

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped, enjoy!