Mangled where a band from the Netherlands that played a very doom orientated style of death metal and this is a review of their compilation album "Through Ancient Times" which will be released in 2015 by Vic Records.
Death metal growls and a very, dark and melodic sound starts off the album along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the band also adds in high pitched screams into certain sections of the recording along with a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Blast beats can be heard in the faster sections of t he bands musical style and when keyboards and spoken word parts are added in they add more to the doom side of the bands musical style as well as adding in some atmospheric elements and the solos and leads the band uses bring in more of a melodic death metal sound and some of the tracks also bring in a small amount of acoustic guitars and one of the tracks also brings in a black metal feeling while one of the alter tracks brings in a small amount of female vocals which gives the music more of a gothic doom/death feeling when they are utilized.
Mangled played a mixture of doom and death metal that was very underrated and ahead of its time and the music was heavily influenced both the Swedish, English and Dutch death and doom metal scenes of that era, the production sounds very professional for the time these songs where recorded while the lyrics cover dark, occult and anti religion themes.
In my opinion Mangled where a very great sounding mixture of death and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Raise My Face In the Fist Of God" "The Sleeping Paradise" "The 7th Key" and "Call Of Silence". 8 out of 10.