Manipulation are a hardcore band from Chicago. They share members with Chronic Seizure, Civic Progress, and No Slogan and have the ex vocalist of one of my all time favorite bands Pedestrians. They're sorta disappointing for having such a killer line-up. Kinda D-beaty and the vocals are too fuzzed out for my liking. But hey, if they weren't a super star line up I'd probably not be so disappointed.