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Dorso is a legendary Gore-Grindcore Metal/Jazz-Fusion band from Chile, formed in 1984 by Rodrigo “Pera” Cuadra and Yamal Eltit.

Their music lyrics, in Spanish/Spanglish, are based in horror movies, H. P. Lovecraft, alien invasions and more.


  • Parajes de lo Desconocido (1985, demo)
  • Guerra de Criaturas (1987, demo)
  • Bajo Una Luna Cámbrica (1989)
  • Romance (1991)
  • El Espanto Surge De La Tumba (1993)
  • Big Monsters Aventura (1995)
  • Disco Blood (1998)
  • Lari La Live! (2002)
  • Unplugged Cosmico (2007)
  • Espacium (2008)
  • Recolecciones macabras del campo chileno (2012)


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  • Album Title Drop: Various of their albums are named by one of the songs of the album, like El Espanto Surge De La Tumba and Disco Blood.
  • Alien Invasion: The main theme of Extraterrestre Gore cannibal invasion.
  • Concept Album:
    • Romance is a Fantasy Tale.
    • Big Monsters Aventura is all about old horror movies.
    • Espacium is about Space Horror.
    • Recolecciones macabras del campo chileno is about Chilean folklore (not just in lyrics, also in music).
  • Cosmic Horror Story: The Concept Album Espacium, which is about a horror story... IN SPACE!
  • Cult Soundtrack: As expected, Dorso made some songs for soundtracks of Chilean horror movies like Angel Negro, Sangre Eterna and El Huésped.
    • Soundtrack Dissonance: An exception occurs with Azul y Blanco, a Chilean football/soccer version of Romeo and Juliet, in which Dorso is also part of the movie's soundtrack.
  • Folk Horror: The Concept Album Recolecciones macabras del campo chileno.
  • Gorn: The bread and butter of the lyrics and music videos of the band.
  • Giant Spider: The spiders in Consumer By Pollito Spider.
  • Gratuitous English: Most of the lyrics, sometimes being made in Spanglish or enterely in English as well only the titles are in this language.
  • Gratuitous Latin: Latin is mostly seen in album names, but Dorso is not unfamiliar with Latin titles or words inside their songs and albums.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Samurai We Fight! is about a Samurai turned in a cyborg. Also, this line from Dr. Mortis
    "Dr. Mortis, too much bloody!
    Turn your body
    In a spiderzombiemonstervampiro from hell!"
  • One-Hit Wonder: For those ones who aren't acquainted with the band nor the genres they play, Disco Blood is this, mostly because the song and music video was emitted during The '90s Cult Classic TV show Maldita Seanote , being "Pera" Cuadra one of the presenters of the show.


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