The cult punk/metal band
led a chaotic life, actually a pair of lives, with their main run
in the 80's and then a rebirth around 2008.
After releasing an album in 2012, the band is apparently done for good,
but one of the main guys there (Rob Miller, better known as The Baron)
had plans for a new band, and thus we have Tau Cross.
The group pairs Miller with an interesting choice in
drummer Away, along with two guitarists to complete the lineup.
, the debut album, arrived in 2015, and it's quite impressive,
blending Miller's earlier punky roots with a solid metal base and a good
deal of originality.
There are shades of
here, particularly during some of the more rhythmic numbers, but aside
from that, comparisons are difficult to come by.
Miller's punky, raspy vocals are a defining characteristic, giving the
band a distinctive edge that is just not heard often these days.
In some ways one might see this as a continuation of Amebix, but Miller
clearly wanted to start afresh, and Tau Cross
stands tall as a solid
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- We Control the Fear
- You People
- Sons of the Soil
- The Lie
- Our Day
- The Devil Knows His Own
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- Andy Lefton
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