What Last Witness lack in nuance, they make up in sheer force. A stunning live act who almost didn’t make it this far, the London mob have served up a monster here, quite simply one of the angriest, most hard-hitting slices of metallic hardcore you’ll have heard in a while. Tracks like ‘The Void’ are physically and emotionally draining affairs, devoid of the barest chink of light, and as such this record is essentially catharsis incarnate. A little one-dimensional but undoubtedly effective, ‘Mourning After’ looks to put Last Witness on strong footing going into 2012. Just remember to keep breathing.