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5.0 out of 5 stars Once a Knight is not enough!
I like this album! I like it a lot! When lead vocalist Jason Boyd sings "We are the energy...", his rich voice surfing over waves of powerful guitar, I believe him! I don't need any further convincing. The trouble is, this is just track 1! The band then continue with another 11 tracks which back up his statement.
2002 is shaping up to be a pretty good year...
Published on 24 Jun 2002 by Chris Ward

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2.0 out of 5 stars Ignoble Plagiarists
For Audiovent read Bush meets Linkin Park. On an indifferent day. Lots of angst-ridden guitar theatrics and pile-driven drums - juxtaposed with 'soulful' lyrical interludes and an acoustic strum or two. Annoyingly, there's a lot of this about and the 'Vent are already big in the States but, what will hopefully lead to this album sinking without trace over here, is the...
Published on 3 May 2003 by Mr. RJ Shipley


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Once a Knight is not enough!, 24 Jun 2002
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Chris Ward (Merseyside, England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Dirty Sexy Knights In Paris (Audio CD)
I like this album! I like it a lot! When lead vocalist Jason Boyd sings "We are the energy...", his rich voice surfing over waves of powerful guitar, I believe him! I don't need any further convincing. The trouble is, this is just track 1! The band then continue with another 11 tracks which back up his statement.
2002 is shaping up to be a pretty good year for albums, with Butch Walker recently releasing his solo album and the likes of SR-71, TSAR and EVE6 all due to release theirs. Those of you more open to the Nu-Breed of melodic rock bands out there may well recieve AUDIOVENT like manner from heaven. Opening track 'The Energy' builds from a slow intro to tear out of the speakers at you, and just when you think you know what to expect the arrangement changes and knocks you off balance. And therein lies the genius of this album. There is a sense of creativity and thought gone into the songwriting process that lifts it head and shoulders above most other current rock releases. In fact it's difficult comparing the album as a whole to another band. Not because there's a unique or original sound here, but because the individual elements just combine so well within such finely crafted, powerful songs.
Highlights are almost too many to count, but on 'Rain' Boyd almost sounds like Hurricane's Jay Schellan. At other times the vocals are reminiscent of Mansun, but throughout the guitar of Ben Einziger is set to stun, laying sheet after sheet of melodic powerchords down, whilst never smothering the song itself. 'Sweet Frustration' slows down the pace, and the album closer, 'When I drown', is an almost acoustic piece. Then it's straight back to track one again. I defy you to play this once and think 'Ah, it's OK!!"
Atlantic have found a gem here. For once a band that sounds like it has the potential to really take on some of the big names and make a dent in the album charts of the world.
For anyone looking for powerful melodic rock songs in a contemporary 2002 style, look no further.
I can't recommend this highy enough.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Audiovent - Audiobliss, 20 Jun 2002
This review is from: Dirty Sexy Knights In Paris (Audio CD)
If you haven't heard of these guys then you'll have heard of their siblings. Despite this, family connections is the only connection between Audiovent and Incubus. Audiovent, have a more rock-orientated feel to their music as opposed to Incubus's experimental music. Free from the didgeridoos and DJing that make Incubus so unique, Audiovent sticks to the good old guitars, bass and drums. The combination of the instruments and Jason Boyd's (yes, it is Brandon's brother) voice come together brilliantly on tracks like 'The Energy'. A great varying choice of brilliant songs graces this album which is definitely one to get. Of course, the old 'just like Incubus' tags will come along as they did with Hoobastank but, also as with Hoobastank, they are unnecessary and untruthful.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Ignoble Plagiarists, 3 May 2003
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Mr. RJ Shipley "rhodship" (Edinburgh) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Dirty Sexy Knights In Paris (Audio CD)
For Audiovent read Bush meets Linkin Park. On an indifferent day. Lots of angst-ridden guitar theatrics and pile-driven drums - juxtaposed with 'soulful' lyrical interludes and an acoustic strum or two. Annoyingly, there's a lot of this about and the 'Vent are already big in the States but, what will hopefully lead to this album sinking without trace over here, is the lack of an Outside, a Crawling or a Swallowed. Basically, there's nothing on Audiovent's debut to differentiate them from the usual nu metal suspects, except perhaps the closing track - the bizarre, Boyzone-esque - When I Drown. Plagiarists of the world unite and take over? Let's hope not.
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