MANIPULATION: Self-titled: 7”

Five galloping, rampaging, crusty hardcore blasters from some super-old people in Chicago. I tend to think of hardcore as the domain of people ages roughly sixteen to twenty-four, but, lately, a lot of the stuff I’ve been liking is played by rockers who are twice that age. Case in point: Manipulation. At least sixty percent of this band is over the age of thirty, and they’re still so pissed. It’s awesome, because I’m pissed too! For those of you keeping score, this band features Jordan from The Pedestrians, Bryan from Chronic Seizure and Waffle Annie from This Is My Fist.

 –CT Terry (Fashionable Idiots, fashionableidiots.com)