Recorded in the same two week session as Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I by Stuart Hallerman at Avast and mastered by Mell Detmer, Earth s Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II carries on in the freely improvised, folkloric vein of the title track from their last release. Tape was rolled and spontaneous composition occurred.
Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II is striking in many ways, not least in the wildly improvised nature of this particular recording. Earth s songs, Sigil of Brass and The Corascene Dog, perfectly emphasise how the interplay between the foursome becomes even more accomplished as the recording evolves, a testament to the dynamism of this particular line up. Meanwhile the track, His Teeth Did Brightly Shine, veers further into an entirely other direction, recalling sounds of the great British Acid Folk Generation. This new Earth material brings forth some highly original and deeply mesmeriising tones throughout, at times more hopeful and less dark and death oriented than previous work. Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II is ultimately a brand new, completely unanticipated direction for Earth, and a very welcome one at that.