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

The Holly Springs Disaster

Motion Sickness Love (2007)

Underground Operations

"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.