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The Holly Springs Disaster - Motion Sickness Love (Cover Artwork)

The Holly Springs Disaster

The Holly Springs Disaster: Motion Sickness LoveMotion Sickness Love (2007)
Underground Operations

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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"So let me introduce myself" is the opening line of the first track "Up in Smoke," and it might be a good time to get to know these Saskatchewan guys. Despite having played several sold out shows in Winnipeg and having a unique Southern hardcore sound, this is just the first release from the Holly S.
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"So let me introduce myself" is the opening line of the first track "Up in Smoke," and it might be a good time to get to know these Saskatchewan guys. Despite having played several sold out shows in Winnipeg and having a unique Southern hardcore sound, this is just the first release from the Holly Springs Disaster.

Vocalist Michael Froh shows his great range and ability for both melodic vocals and growls (one of the best I have heard) on each and every track, but none more than the first track/single "Up in Smoke." The only downside to this song is the title's reference to the Eminem summer rap tour.

Their Southern-sounding guitars on tracks like "I D.A.R.E. David Bowie to Drive Drunk" are similar to that of Every Time I Die, whereas "My Pet Monster" provides a more catchy and hardcore sound. Despite the many references you can make of the band, they really have their own sound that makes for an enjoyable listen.

Motion Sickness Love is only an intro and seven other tracks, but I found myself wanting to listen to it over and over again. Definitely worth checking out, and I would love to hear a full-length release down the line soon.

 

 
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buttfart (December 12, 2008)

these guys are pretty entertaining. they are just a fun band, and you guys are really gay. like super gay. anyways, i guess that's it. and every time i die suck balls.

wfyl21 (May 11, 2008)

You guys are fucking fags for coming on here and bashing bands. Get a life guys. Its fags like you that cant get past the title of the genre, why the fuck does it matter? titles and labels are so limiting. And its more then fine not to like them but keep your negative shit to yourselves, least their out doing something they enjoy doing, and despite you narrow minded fags a lot of people are digging their shit.

Trauma16 (March 25, 2008)

What happened to underground operations. Used to be a decent punk label and now...

AlmostPunkEnough (March 24, 2008)

from what i listened to on their myspace, this band is a perfect case study in how fast, heavy music can absolutley bore the shit out of you.

why do bands want to sound like ETID? i don't get it.

JOECOOL (March 23, 2008)

lawlz at unique southern hardcore

Paulw_1988 (March 22, 2008)

Just checked their Myspace. Just no real identity or substance and a desperate attempt at being "of the moment" .

"OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"

treos (March 21, 2008)

not only do they suck but the lead singer is a douche bag, i saw them a few weeks ago and he crowd dived and broke his own microphone then blamed it on us and didnt play the rest of the set. what a cunt.

rob_rob (March 21, 2008)

I agree, they bring a great amount of shame to the praries. But hey, morons are still "moshing" to this watered down shit.

eighty (March 21, 2008)

absolfuckinglutely fuck this band. its like they missed the trend train but are biking on the tracks to keep up

nocigar (March 21, 2008)

this band sucks. some guy on last.fm was claiming how they are so "epic". this is blatant, bland hardcore thats been done 100x over - only this is much worse.

MattRamone (March 21, 2008)

Words cannot express how much meh this band.

namblin (March 21, 2008)

i cant not explain how much fuck this band

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