LABEL: Heretical Music
CAT NO: HERLP003
TAU CROSS – Messengers of Deception
LP – Vinyl
Completely re-recorded third album, textured gatefold sleeve. Tau Cross’ musical style is primarily described as crust punk, punk rock and heavy metal, with many critics referring to it as a continuation of the style of Miller’s previous band Amebix. The band have also been described as alternative rock, gothic rock, traditional doom metal, post-punk, progressive rock and thrash metal and industrial.. The album is an epic journey both lyrically and sonically, as Rob ‘The Baron’ Miller grapples with the cosmological origins of evil and deception and the way they have manifested over millennia. Miller caused some controversy just over a year ago when Relapse records cancelled the release of the album’s first incarnation and the band split apart at the same time. He stated the intention to continue regardless at that time, and has rerecorded every instrument, reworked several of the songs and added new material along the way. The Baron had this to say. ‘ I considered the material to be a critical part of my development as a writer, but also as a condensation of some of the more esoteric ideas I have been following in recent years, particularly since the recent incarnation of Amebix and the consequent result that has become Tau Cross. My interest in Gnostic Cosmology, occult magick traditions and the links with the UFO and folk tale phenomena have led to a kind of synthesis and a connecting of dots that sees its full scope and import in this most recent work.’ The material has all been improved on significantly, along with the production. New members The Kurgan on guitar and Talamh behind the drums have brought an overall heavier and darker hue to the work.