Manipulation- 2 7". After a crushing debut EP on Fashionable Idiots, Chicago's Manipulation (who feature members of Chronic Seizure, Pedestrians, Civic Progress, and other notables) return with an even darker, more twisted, and more compelling foray into the world of noisy hardcore. Clearly inspired by all of the noisy crust punk coming out the past few years, Manipulation are determined not to be bound by the same influences as every other band out there. Instead concentrating on fusing blistering riffs with epic leads and harsh, confrontational lyrics and vocals, they really hit the mark. These 5 songs will leave you as battered and charred as the building on the cover. Includes mp3 download and japanese obi strip.