Goaded formed in Los Angeles, CA with a line up that says it all, convincing you with it's absolute uniqueness! From '93 til '99, Tracy G. played with DIO and is responsible for the guitar work on three albums and three world tours. After leaving DIO, he decided to search on his own.Timm saxon (SNACK,LOCJAW) soon hooked up with Tracy and began writing songs. Larry Dennison (DIO,LITA FORD,AND TONY MC ALPINE)soon joined forces. Ray Luzier (DAVID LEE ROTH,THE NIXSONS,BILLY SHEEN)finished up the line up 'Goaded',with Timm Saxton,Larry 'Bones'Dennison,Tracy G.and Ray Luzier.They have created a bit of a mix. Opener 'Stand' is crunchy and thick. Vocals remind a bit of Pantera with the nastiest guitar sounds heard in a while. First thing that comes to mind upon spinning this disc is intensity. The band has it's own personality.Tracy can really punish a guitar with sets a haunting tones. Almost paints a picture with a listen.'Square one'starts off mellow and builds to a crunch.One thing the listener will get from this CD is the band is having a good time making music their own way.'Goaded' is definitely a band to watch out for. The four musicians have found their own way. â??Goaded' convinces everybody with it's modern, powerful, and up-and-coming New Metal sound, that their style is their own. /.