Debut demo from this Chicago Hardcore/Punk Band made up by 3/4 members of Tarantula. Rocking Hardcore/Punk in the vein of classic Swedish band RUDE KIDS with a bit of motorcharge vibe ala Motorhead.
Ex-members of Culo and Bleeding Gums.
Our take: Debut cassette from this new Chicago band feature members of Tarantula. Tarantula is on hiatus at the moment and Man-Eaters pick up where they left off. Over the course of the many Cülo and Tarantula releases these folks have locked into a distinct and memorable sound, and if you’re a fan, you should keep an eye on Man-Eaters. That being said, this project has a slightly different vibe. While “Nasty Bits” sounds like it could have been a Tarantula song with its melodic, Husker Du-esque guitar riff, most of the other tracks have a heavier, more rock-and-roll vibe that reminds me of the Dead Boys at their toughest and meanest. “Carbona Guerrilla” (great title!) and “Taste Concrete” are great examples of this style, and “The Electric Umbilical Cord” adds in some off-kilter rhythms and psychedelic elements into the mix. If you’re a fan of Cülo and / or Tarantula, you’ll want to pick this up.