Johnny Touch are a band from Australia that plays a mixture of heavy and speed metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Inner City Wolves" which will be released by Shadow Kingdom Records.
A very hard and melodic 80's style traditional metal sound starts off the album with some guitar leads and vocals and after a couple of minutes spoken word parts become a part of the recording and the music also shows a great amount of NWOBHM and 1982 U.S metal elements.
On the following tracks speed metal elements are mixed in with the bands old school sound along with some power metal style vocals which also get aggressive at times and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful and as the album progresses the band also starts bringing in a few long and epic songs as well as adding acoustic guitars into certain sections of the recording along with a couple of power ballad's towards the end of the album and they also bring in an instrumental which displays a very powerful guitar solo before going into a more heavy/speed metal direction on the later tracks.
Johnny Touch play a very classic mixture of heavy and early speed metal with their music sounding like a band from 1982 but are actually a younger band and they got the retro vibe down perfectly, the production sounds very old school yet professional at the same time while the lyrics cover dark, everyday, and heavy metal themes.
In my opinion Johnny Touch are a very great sounding mixture of heavy and speed metal an d if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Metal Embrace" "End of A Daze" and "Black Company". 8 out of 10.