When Decibel last checked in with dark hardcore cult Pillärs, the Cleveland, Ohio trio had just released first album Abandoned. The sense of desolation and abandon that was present on Abandoned makes a return on Pillärs’ latest release, a split with Akron, Ohio hardcore unit Wallcreeper.
“This past year has been a really difficult time for all of us personally in our own ways, and the songs on this EP really speak to that,” guitarist/vocalist Zach Germaniuk tells Decibel.
Wallcreeper take a more straightforward approach to their sound, coming directly at the listener absent frills or sense of atmosphere. The difference in styles is noticeable on the split, making it an engaging listen across all seven songs.
“hen we were thinking about some of the great split records we enjoy, we knew we wanted to do a split where each band was not traveling too close together, but still walking the same road,” Germaniuk explains of the pairing.
Pillärs will officially release their split with Wallcreeper tomorrow, but you can stream it below.
Pillärs Tour Dates
*all dates w/God Root
8/30-Canton, OH w/Traverse the Abyss
9/2-Youngstown, OH w/Eyehategod & Ringworm
9/17-Quebec Deathfest II (Montreal)
9/21-Descendants of Crom III (Pittsburgh)
9/28-Crushing Sounds (Indianapolis)