Crushing. Devastating. Haunting. Three words that can be used to accurately describe the second output by Lento, entitled "Icon". Bred in Italy, Lento release 10 tracks of spine-curling instrumental mysticism into the world with a passive, yet abrasive force. Songs crawl in-and-out of existence, leaving trails of mist in their wake. Organizing Sludge/Doom-style riffs with that of Post-Rock, nothing is conventional, nothing is predictable, but everything flows gently from one-to-another without a single snarl.
Heavily relying on the eerie-production to give it the desired atmosphere, Lento mold songs into malevolent, yet beautiful landscapes. Twisting and turning from moments of Drone-esque monotony, to dazzling displays of reverb-filled soundscapes, it seems that no boundaries had been set on this release, and it works.
Words cannot completely describe what a masterpiece this truly is, as it speaks for itself. It remains soothing even at a peak, and continues to destroy even when all is calm. Falling into this record is a mesmerizing experience. Anyone with an interest in traveling to a new place beyond the realm of reality, check this out.
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