Genitorturers hail from the US and have been around for quite some time now, since the early 90s infact. They have clearly generated a fair bit of interest for their mid afternoon slot on the third stage as there is a good crowd assembled, some no doubt here after having their interest tweaked by the band’s reputation for outrageous stage antics.
Fronted by vocalist Gen they play a mix of industrial hardcore and hard rock and they certainly look the part with plenty of leather and pvc on display. The sound isn’t great in here today though and when Gen isn’t singing it’s hard to pick the tune out. She has a strong voice though and really carries the songs when she gets into full flow. Bassist Filip seems impossibly tall from my vantage point and along with Gen and guitarist Eric Griffin, they put on a good show, constantly playing to the crowd, leering over the monitors at the front rows.
During ‘Devil In A Bottle’ (from last years ‘Blackheart Revolution’ album) they are joined onstage by two scantily clad women in bikinis and devil masks who do a rather unconvincing job of writhing around and generally trying to add a bit of sex to the performance. Unfortunately they don’t seem to know what they are supposed to be doing and it all falls rather flat.
Musically they are not bad and the faster songs have something about them but there's something missing, that unknown element that would make all the difference. Whatever it is they don't have it yet and whilst within the confines of their genre they do a decent job, it’s nothing new or particularly exciting.