From theatrical horror-metal to fearless experimental rock: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

Marissa Paternoster performs with Screaming Females at Saturn Birmingham on October 23, 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama
(Image credit: David A. Smith/Getty Images)

Thursday has arrived once again, fellow Earth denizens, so lend us your ears and your hearts to be filled with guitar goodness from across the world and musical spectrum.

Marissa Paternoster's got a gothic folk stunner that's perfect for the season; likewise with Ice Nine Kills and their latest slice of horror metal, and Emma Ruth Rundle's latest haunting acoustic-driven masterpiece. If you're not feeling too spooky though, there's a gorgeous, guitar-heavy sonic maze from Far Caspian, and plenty of other great guitar-driven offerings to go 'round.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.