What sounds like a stand up comedian’s idea of a dud’s name is in reality a Norwegian prog metal / rock band formed in 2009 but resurfaced 2011 in new line- up and style.
The band did support shows for both Whitesnake and Deep Purple after their self titled release in 2009 but was never really known outside Norway.
The band’s sound has now changed, Teodor Tuff comes across as a metal rather than hard rock band with inspirations taken from classical music, rock opera, musicals and even Middle East folk songs.
Guest performers on the album: Jeff Waters (Annihilator), Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Martin Buus (Mercenary), Eskild Kløften (Divided Multitude), Jacob Hansen and Tonje Harøy. The album was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen.
The band will be touring Europe with Jorn this year.
Good tracks here are The Last Supper, Heavenly Manna, whereas Tower Of Power sounds much too mainstreamy to me, like a slightly metalized Nickelback. Still, a good release with a good portion of originality.
2. The Last Supper
4. Mountain Rose
5. Hymn (For An Embattled Mind)
6. Delusions Of Grandeur
7. Heavenly Manna
8. Deng’s Dictum
10 .Mind Over Matter
11. Tower Of Power
Knut Hellem Drums
Terje Harøy Vocals
Christer Harøy Guitars (lead)
Rayner Harøy Bass
Knut Lysklætt Guitars (rhythm)