Pre Strike Sweep

GØGGS - Pre Strike Sweep
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2018 Ratings: #344 / 717
User Score
Based on 24 ratings
September 28, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
In The Red / Label
Garage Punk / Genres
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The album drags and scrapes itself into being for its entire duration, angry and bleeding and looking for new angles with every new riff, crash, and tortured scream.

Northern Transmissions

For all its creative shortcomings this record is fun and really true to the ethos of punk and metal, and you can hear that in its bones.


It shred and stomps ably, but it doesn’t feel special. Instead, it roars by for a half-hour and then it’s gone, and whatever thrills it delivers dissipate quickly.

FLOOD Magazine

Like much of Segall and co.’s discography, Pre Strike Sweep feels effortless, like it was simply in them and had to come out. It’s a fireball of an album, blistering from start to finish.

It’s alright. Like that’s all I can say about this project. Sure, the energy and fierce riffs are all over the place, and I do like the Punk edge to this album. So clearly, this is better then their completely forgettable and faceless debut. However, this is still a mixed bag of Garage Rock. Half of these riffs and hooks just feel like they are completely recycled, bits and pieces of songs that just weren’t enough to get on to these guys other projects. It’s not ... read more
Although one of my least favorite Ty Segall projects, this is a major improvement from their debut.
Pre-Strike Sweep blows GOGGS debut album out of the water. It bites and drives relentlessly into each song. The buildup and scream in Killing Time is tortured and badass. It is the perfect combination of Ty Segall's signature guitar sound and Ex-Cult's intense punk vocals.

Fave song: Morning Reaper
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Track List

  1. Killing Time
  2. Pre Strike Sweep
  3. Still Feeding
  4. Space Rinse
  5. Cta
  6. Vanity
  7. Disappear
  8. Burned Entrance
  9. Ruptured Line
  10. Funeral Relief
  11. Morning Reaper
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Added on: August 2, 2018