Mangled -Through Ancient Times


Formed in 1989 with the moniker of Abdominal Bleeding and stuck in the death metal genre,influenced by Cannibal Corpse,Morbid Angel and Pestilence,they changed their name to ‘Mangled’,a couple of demos and 3 full length albums followed before they disbanded in 2006, but thanks to Dutch label Victory Records and guitarist Erwin Hermsen,’Through Ancient Times hasFormed in 1989 with the moniker of Abdominal Bleeding and stuck in the death metal genre,influenced by Cannibal Corpse,Morbid Angel and Pestilence,they changed their name to ‘Mangled’,a couple of demos and 3 full length albums followed before they disbanded in 2006, but thanks to Dutch label Victory Records and guitarist Erwin Hermsen,’Through Ancient Times has been remixed and remastered, Mangled have always been a bit different than some bands in this genre adding Doom elements to their sound(not a bad thing in my book). Opener ‘Raise My Fist In The Face Of God’ sees the band off in storming form, Hermsen and Gielen combining twin guitar attacks and Gutteral growls from Houwen, setting the pace for the rest of the album. Track two is ‘Eve of Mourning’, with it’s synthesisers and down tuned guitars layered over furious beat, a catchy as f**k riff you can’t go wrong. ‘In Ancient Times comes as 3 part concept each track, with each one supposedly leading into the next, which is cool, if they all followed each other. However they do not. ‘In Ancient Times I : De Christians is a dark,moody piece with a almost machine gun laden riff and for me the […]

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