Tracks 1-5 are previously unreleased songs, at least some of which had been intended for the Samhain Grim album before it was aborted when the band changed its personnel, and finally its name, to Danzig. Tracks 6-11 had been released in 1987 on the first pressing of the Initium CD. These songs were in fact overdubbed (partially re-recorded) and remixed versions of those on the 1985 Unholy Passion E.P.
Eerie Von has confirmed that "Death...In Its Arms" was recorded during the sessions for Danzig's second album, Danzig II: Lucifuge, and features the full original Danzig lineup: singer Glenn Danzig, guitarist John Christ, bassist Eerie Von, and drummer Chuck Biscuits.
Like all of Samhain's discography, and most of Danzig's prior work with the Misfits, Final Descent was originally released on Danzig's independent record label Plan 9, distributed by Caroline Records.
A1 Night Chill
A2 Descent (Lead Guitar – John Christ)
A3 Death...In It's Arms
A4 Lords Of The Left Hand
A5 The Birthing (Lead Guitar – John Christ)
B1 Unholy Passion
B2 All Hell
B4 The Hungry End
B5 Misery Tomb
B6 I Am Misery
Remixed At – Hollywood Sound Recorders
Recorded At – Reel Platinum
Remixed At – Reel Platinum
Bass – Eerie Von
Drums – Steve Zing (tracks: B1 to B6)
Drums, Keyboards – Glenn Danzig (tracks: A1 to A5)
Engineer – Bob Allecca (tracks: B1 to B6)
Engineer [Remix Engineer] – Martin Schmelze* (tracks: A1 to A5)
Vocals, Guitar – Glenn Danzig
Tracks A1 to A5 remixed at Hollywood Sound.
Tracks B1 to B6 Re-recorded/remixed 1987 At Reel Platinum Studios.