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.