Lento is an instrumental collective based in Rome.
The former members joined in 2004 as a quartet and started working out a sort of introspective and implosive approach, taking their cue from a wide range of influences including seminal bands such as Neurosis, Earth, Mogwai and Godspeed You Black Emperor.
After a short time break, in late 2005, Lento expanded into a five piece act, and began structuring the basement of a more elaborate mood. incorporating elements of ambient, doom and hardcore, Lento has created a perfect opposition between sludge heavy riffs and ambient psychedelic suites.
Lento's tone is a blend of heavily down tuned guitars, apocalyptic slow tempos, systematic drones and resonant feedbacks, their live sets alternate from hardcore assaults to intimate collapses of the signals.