Pinprick Punishment- Blood Bag LP. I have yet to hear a tune from Tokyo's Pinprick Punishment I don't like. Their first two 7″ are pulsating collages of choppy ear piercing noise-punk, and they build on those singles here. Pinprick Punishment are like a beautiful parasitic-mutation of early SST heavy hitters (Black Flag and Saccharine Trust) and the Sam McPheeters lineage of HC: specifically Wrangler Brutes, Men's Recovery Project and Born Against. A caustic, chaotic beast that probably shouldn't work; but really does. The lyrics are bitter, yet clever. The guitars are schizophrenic and totally unpredictable. And the bass / drum interplay seem to be mere shadowy cornerstones to the cacophonous guitar and vocal anchor that harness each track. Blood Bag is a gleefully sadistic blitzkrieg that rages through perfectly executed solos, burly downhill riffing and an overall cohesiveness that you don't find in to many bands today. THESE ARE LIMITED TO ONLY 100 COPIES ON OPAQUE WHITE WAX!