05 Nov THE VILLAGE VOICE: ‘DEATH METAL ANGOLA’ REVIEW
Death Metal Angola
The pleasing circularity of that notion makes it easy to root for the grassroots efforts of Ferreira’s partner Wilker Flores to host the first music festival in Huambo, Angola’s second city and one of its most ravaged. Buildings lie in ruin, unseen land mines wait to be triggered, and the sound of blast beats and down-tuned riffing emanates from tucked-away practice rooms in anticipation. While hardly the first or most accomplished film of its kind, Death Metal Angola‘s focus on the ability of abrasive music to act as a healing agent builds toward genuine moments of renewal and serenity.