Angels of Death was produced by Castle and longtime collaborator Jeff McMurrich. Although augmented by notable other players at
subsequent sessions, the core band comprised Paul Mortimer on lead guitar, David Clarke on acoustic guitar, Jonathan Adjemian on
organ/piano, Mike Smith on bass (he also wrote the string arrangements), Robbie Gordon on drums, and Castle on guitar and vocals.
Much of it, and most of Jennifer's vocal tracks, were recorded live in the church over one cold weekend; "the moon," Castle reflects, "was
a member of the band."
Each side of the LP ends with a reprise of a 2008 song entitled "We Always Change," a bit of wordplay, since "reprise" means a
repetition or iteration. And so the record ends with metamorphoses-sequential transformations into a tree, the sea, a flame-much as
it began with an enveloping presence neither fog, nor mist, nor cloud ("but you get the gist.") Indeed, we always change. There's no way
out. We're just passing through the ever omnipresent song. So let us, each of us, take our share in the Muses' roses before we depart.