Samurai I’m a Person, Not a Number 8″ EP

This band consistently comes up with outstanding (and expensive to produce, I’m sure) picture sleeves and mediocre vinyl. Actually, the two A-side tunes are a bit better than previous tracks, but the flip and accompanying flexi are just so-so (at best) pop-punk.

Samurai Turning Point 8″ EP

For such outrageous-looking guys (mohawks and spike city) and such a sharp-looking cover, their music is relatively tame. For the most part, it’s uneventful poppy punk. Only on one song, “No Man’s Land,” do they exhibit any real creativity or zip. Too little too late? Let ya know next record. From Japan.