Interview with Genetic Disorder (El Salvador)

Ever since I listened to their EP, I knew that this band had something good to offer. I reviewed their EP “Cosmic Terror” (Review is also included in this edition) and I consider that the band has great potential. Then came a Split CD with Hazardous Mutation which confirmed the great talent these boys have and made me more interested. To know more about the band's history and plans while I wait for a new production with their furious tech thrash, I did this interview which was answered by all the members of the band.

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The band was founded in mid-2014, the current line-up is Ernesto Cruz, currently in charge of guitars; Armando Reinosa on bass, Miguel Arias, who is in charge of percussions and Aldaír Mejía, who serves as vocalist. Mainly we take influence from the line of Canadian bands like, Voivod, Obliveon, Razor, Martyr, etc; and also bands like Pestilence, Atheist, Death, Revocation, among others.

What is your opinion on Salvadoran metal in general? What could we consider as strengths and weaknesses of the local movement?

We would like to highlight the effort and dedication bands make (in the context of metal, of course) to be able to express their musical content and themes, as the greatest strength. The work and the desire to get ahead with their productions. Sometimes even sacrificing spare time, time designated for other activities or even supplies coming directly from each member, for the conviction of creating metal music. Despite this, the weak point of the local movement is the lack of commitment and musical discipline itself. On repeated occasions, musicians choose the fastest and most empirical way to develop their projects; not taking it serious sometimes and leaving aside any type of theory or musical perfectionism; which in turn may be the reason why local material is not so accepted abroad.

In my opinion, the lyrics in the EP Cosmic Terror show a pessimistic and dystopian way of seeing the world, is this the band members see the world themselves? Although now the dystopian future that we imagine seems to be closer than ever, I wanted to know if the band intends to follow this same line.

We consider we are constantly changing, back them songwriting was a series of interpretations of reality and events that denote the disturbing malicious abilities of the underlying power (media, corporations, etc.). Our sub-genre will always be open to discuss realities and not dystopias, but it is good that everything has a different meaning for whoever listens.


Full interview was published in English and Spanish in Metal Extremista Vol. I, August 2020.