“what planet is this brilliant guitar player really from?”
— Tony Sison, All Access Magazine
“Bubbling with energy like a pot coming to boil this collection of original music by guitar virtuoso Tracy G is a must get. Tracy G who has made his bones and paid the bills with his hard riffing electric guitar playing with Ronnie James Dio among others and has put together this 15 tune expression of his Latin roots. This project has mixture of different influences that comprise Tracy G’s energy.”
— Michael Caro, Latin Style Magazine
“I have been listening to Tracy G. in one form or another for well over 18 years now. I have always thought that his approach to music has been cutting edge and, more importantly, original and diverse. Goad-ed's “To Die Is Gain” is an example of where metal may be heading in the future; it is powerful and brutal yet melodic and deep. Perhaps that is why the band is named Goaded. To “goad” someone is to intimidate them and basically scare the shit out of them. This CD will do just that to the listener.
Five out of five Sledgehammers!!”
— Manuel Hernandez Alzaga, Sledgehammer
“Tracy G. is one of those musicians that has always surrounded himself with greatness. From his stint in Dio to his current plethora of projects, Tracy has worked with some of the biggest and most talented artists in the industry. That doesn't take away from the fact that Tracy G. has always produced some of the most quality (and under appreciated) guitar parts in the last 20 years. His crisp guitar solos and wonderfully crafted songs have, so far, gone fairly unnoticed by the mainstream audience. This album, as Tracy told me, is a tribute to his favorite artists of all-time.”